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Deeg Travel Guide:

Introduction
Deeg is a city and a municipality in Bharatpur district in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is situated in the north of Bharatpur at a distance of 32 km, and 98 km (61 miles) North of Agra. Deeg comes under THE BIG PARIKRMA MARG of Lord Krishna which was started from Goverdhan, just only 12 km. far from deeg. It is an ancient town. It finds mention in Skanda Purana (????? ?????) as "Dirgha" or "Dirghapur". Deeg was the first capital of the newly carved out Jat state of Bharatpur, when Badan Singh was proclaimed its ruler in 1722. In 1730, the Maharaja Suraj Mal erected the strong fortress of Deeg. After Suraj Mal moved the capital to Bharatpur, Deeg became the second capital of the rulers of Bharatpur princely state. It is known for its number of forts, palaces, gardens and fountains.

History
It is an ancient town. It finds mention in Skanda Purana as “Dirgha” or “Dirghapura”. Deeg was the first capital of the newly carved out Jat state of Bharatpur, when Badan Singh was proclaimed its ruler in 1722. In 1730, the Maharaja Suraj Mal erected the strong fortress of Deeg. After Suraj Mal moved the capital to Bharatpur, Deeg became the second capital of the rulers of Bharatpur princely state. It is known for its number of forts, palaces, gardens and fountains.

Badan Singh ( 1722–1756 AD) after assuming the throne consolidated the headship of the tribe and thereby became the virtual founder of the Jat house at Bharatpur. The credit of commencing the urbanization of Deeg also goes to him. It was he who selected this spot as the headquarters of his newly established Jat kingdom.

How to Reach
Can be reached from Bharatpur. Either you need to have your own transport or take a local bus / a trecker. It takes more than an hour to reach by local bus. In the local bus stand buy a ticket to Deeg. Busses are available at regular intervals.They are over crowded. They stop at every village. The road to Deeg is dusty and bumpy. It will drop you at the Deeg bus stand from which Deeg Palace is 1 km away.You can walk or take a cycle rickshaw. While returning please remember that you have to avail a running bus from Deeg. Alternatively, you can take a trecker. Though over crowded it is more comfortable than a bus, a seat is assured and takes lesser time to take you to Bharatpur. The rate is Rs.20/- as on Feb 2011.

A Point to Note
The 900 fountains,the major attraction of Deeg Palace does not work except on special occasions. Take the trouble of going to Deeg without expecting much.Deeg Palace remains closed on Friday as of now (Feb 2011).

Demographics
Deeg had a population of 40,826. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Deeg has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71% and, female literacy is 49%. In Deeg, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.