Popularly known as "Deeg Palace", this Jal Mahal was constructed by the powerful Jat rulers in 1722 AD. This palace in unique in construction as this is a cluster of small palaces.
First one to greet you is the largest palace of all, Gopal Bhawan (गोपाल भवन ), used to serve as the royal residence of the king.
|From the entrance|
|Check the once venue of royal meeting place|
|View from the Lake Side - Reflection in the water multiply the charming ambience|
Visible from the window of Gopal Bhawan is marble carved exotic Suraj Bhawan. This palace used to be the residence for the queens.
Initally built in sandstone by Surajmal, subsequenlty was cladded in marbles. Most magnificient building in the premises, this palace is one of the best engraved carvings, I have come across...
Behind Suraj Bhawan, with a huge garden in front is Hardev bhawan...3rd in line...
|Suraj bhawan in front and Gopal Bhawan at right side|
Most interesting artifact here is the "Musal Chowki". Why...?
While travelling to Agra/ Mathura, one can can take out an hour to visit Deeg and enjoy this one of the not so known spot. Keep travelling...