OMG! Can you imagine the Rajahs and the Maharajahs going on a vacation? I bet you can’t. Okay, try recollecting history chapters we read in school. They were almost always about wars and battles; they either won or lost but we never heard of them going on a vacation. But hey, wait a minute! The fact is, they along-with their family use to go on royal vacations and here, I would like to share my experience about one such place in Rajasthan known as “Deeg Palace”- a vacation palace built in 1772 by the Jat King Badan Singh.
In reality, this palace is a fusion of fort and palace. It was built at a prime location from the political aspect and thus suffered many attacks from Mughals; so later on SurajMal- the son of Badan Singh decided to build a fort wall around this palace. It’s very interesting to know that there was one marble palace already built in Delhi and when SurajMal captured Delhi, he dismantled it and got restructured at Deeg palace (Today known as SurajMal Bhawan). The entire fort is elegant in its style however still appears strong in its architecture. (more…)