General Information )
Deogarh is situated on the right banks of the Betwa river at the
end of the Lalitpur range of hills.
The cliffs, immediately overhanging the banks rise to a height
of 300f and form a long steep ridge of red sandstone. Deogarh
is of great antiquarian, epigraphical and archaeological importance
and has figured in the history of the Guptas, the Gujaras the
Pratiharas, the Muslim rulers of Delhi, and Kalpi, the Marathas
and the British. The thickly forested hills around Deogarh harbours
a variety of wildlife.
: 5 sq. km.
Altitude : 211 mtrs. above sea level.
Season : August - March.
Clothing : Light Cottons (Summer).
Language : Hindi, Bundeli.
Festivals : Jain Mela and Gajrath Mahotsav.
Chanderi : The town is famous for gaossamer Chanderi Sarees.
It has also some of the finest examples of Bundela, Rajput and
Malwa Sultanate architecture. A magnificent Mughal fort dominates
the skyline of this old interesting town.
Barua Sagar : The town situated on the road to Khajuraho, is named after Barua
Sagar Tal, a large lake created about 260 years ago when Raja
Udit Singh of Orchha built the embanked. The Barua Sagar Fort,
pictuersque and located at a height, commands an excellent view
of the lake and surroundings landscape.
Dashavatar Temple : This fine Vishnu temple belongs to
the Gupta period and is noted for being the first northern Indian
temple with shikharas or spire, Only the lower part of shikharas
Shrines : There are 31 Jain Temples of the later date. The
site was a jain centre from the post-Gupat times up to the 17th
century. Panels depicting scenes from Jain mythology, Tirthankara
images, a Manastambha, Ayagapatta, Sarvato Bhadra pratima and
Sahastrakuta are found here.
Deogarh Archaeological Museum : The museum has fine collection of sculptures.
Air : The nearest airport is Gwalior (235km).
Rail : The nearest rail head is Lalitpur 33 km from Deogarh.
Road : Deogarh is connected by road from Lalitpur and other
part of the state.