Devgarh – Rajasthan

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Devgarh is a popular tourist destination. It boasts of a complex of luxurious heritage resorts managed by the erstwhile royal family of the Deogarh thikana. Apart from palace there is also Meter gauge train from Devgarh to Marwar Jn. Which goes through sanctuary and beautiful hills of Kali Ghati, you can see lots of British era bridges and tunnels through mountains, you can see lots of wild animals and a clear top view of plains of Marwar region from atop mountain. You will also get a chance to meet locals and feel the local culture of the Mewad region. In the heart of the town there is “Kunjbihari Mandir(Temple)” (Lord Krishna Temple), it is famous for many bats who live inside the temple on the ceiling of building. There is one clock tower in main central chowk (cross) of town on top of Charbhuja Temple. You can also visit Anjaneshwar Mahadev temples near by (around 4–5 km), the temple is very famous for its Sivalinga which naturally formed due to rain water dissolving calcium of rocks and forming it just like Ice sivalinga of Amarnath. The temple is in cave of a rock mountain, and a small water body on top of it. It is a restful picnic spot for family and individual. Due to the elevation of the rock one can see the town of Devgarh from there. Situated on Devgarh–Bhilwara route it is easily accessible throughout the year.

As soon as you glimpse the Deogarh Mahal, you can see that its rulers must have been serious players in the Mewar aristocracy, their magnificent fort a fitting stronghold for one of its sixteen “umraos” – the most senior feudal barons attending on the Maharana of Udaipur. Even so, you might not necessarily guess that the Rawats of Deogarh (a local title equivalent to “Raja”) once ruled over the fourth largest jagir in the whole of Rajasthan. At its most extensive, their territory comprised some 210 villages, with one of their defensive forts as far as 100 km away. Yet there is little ostentation and even less gold to be found in their palace. Like most of the Mewar nobility, they spent too much time fighting to have much to spare for amassing great wealth.