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Deeg Museum

History

Housing some of the best collections of articles, furniture, etc used by the Maharaja of Deeg and his kin, Deeg Museum is one of the major tourist spots in the city of Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Having almost 547 documented articles in the collection, the best from amongst them on display are in Gopal Bhavan and Kishan Bhavan.

Housing a key portion of the museum, Gopal Bhawan is one of the largest and most impressive of all the structures constructed within the Deeg Palace complex. Maharaja Surajmal made Kishan Bhavan and Gopal Bhavan during 1756 – 63 AD. The items showcased in the galleries comprises of the main hall, English and Indian dining halls, Man Singh hall, ADC room, Billiards room, Maharaja's bedroom, Maharaja's room, Queen's room and the Zanana apartments of Gopal Bhavan, A grand sandalwood statue of Lord Venugopal welcomes the visitors to the museum. Other things in the museum involve the cigarette case and scent case of elephant legs, old furniture, Persian carpets and crockery and wooden hand driven collar.

Best time to visit

October to March is the best time to plan a visit to Deeg Museum.

Trivia

Historically, Deeg is linked with the raise of the Jat peasants under the leadership of Rajaram (AD 1686-88), Chudaman (AD 1695-1721) and Bhajja Singh (AD 1688-98). After the sad demise of Chudaman, Badansingh united his power over several districts and became the effective creator of the Jat rule at Bhagalpur. He is even recognized for transforming Deeg into a prosperous town with stunning buildings and gardens. Surajmal (AD 1756-63), the son and heir of Badansingh was the utmost ruler of the state and during his reign the authority of clan attained zenith.

Timing

The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm except for Fridays and Gazetted holidays.


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