Deeg palace: An engineering marvel

Built by Raja Surajmal to ward off the summer heat, the Deeg palace complex is an engineering marvel.

"Deeg was the capital of the Jat kings before they shifted to Bharatpur. The place is mentioned as Dirgha or Dirghapura in the ancient texts. Raja Badan Singh, who came to the throne in 1722, built a palace here but due to its strategic location and proximity to Agra, Deeg had to face repeated attacks by invaders. It was then that his son, prince Surajmal, began the construction of a fortress around the palace around 1730. The fort had massive walls and a deep moat to keep away the raiders."

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