Deogarh is a small farming village in Uttar Pradesh near the border of the former princely state of Gwalior, in Madhya Pradesh. The town is known for its impressive monuments dating to the Gupta period, more specifically a fort on the bank of the Betwa River and also a number of monuments of Jain and Hindu origins, within and outside the fort.
Tourist places in and around Deogarh
Deogarh tourism promises its travellers some interesting ancient monuments and temples including the Dashavatara Temple, the earliest known Panchyatana temple in northern India. Even though, the temple is mostly in ruins, it has several interesting features including carved figurines of Goddess Ganga and Yamuna. Another sight of interest is the Deogarh Fort, which was also known as Kirtigiridurga fort when it was first constructed in the year 1057 during the reign of the Chandela King Kirtivarmann. A number of Jain temples stand near the fort, the oldest of which date to the 8th and 9th century. The town is also home to three ghats or flights of steps leading to the river, which are also of great archaeological significance. Deogarh Archaeological Museum is also worth a visit.
Deogarh tourism thus is sure of an interest to those who have a keen eye for archeology and for some good exploration.
How to reach Deogarh
Deogarh can be reached by road, rail and air. The nearest railway station is in Lalitpur and the closest airport is the Gwalior airport.
Best time to visit Deogarh
The ideal time to visit Deogarh is at the end of the year.