Deogarh Mahal is an imposing structure built in the 17th century. It stands atop a hill and offers a commanding view of the Aravalli mountain range and the numerous lakes, strewn across
With its greying battlements, domes, turrets, jharokhas and huge gateways, Deogarh Mahal is a picturesque sight from the town below. At a height of about 2100 ft above sea level, it is cooler than
Built in 1670 A.D. by Rawat Dwarka Dasji as a family residence, it soon became the hub of village activity. The family interacted with the villagers and invited a host of feasts and festivities to be
performed within the Mahal precincts. Some of these traditions are still practiced.
And the gates, that always remained closed, to ward off enemies, are now open to the guests Deogarh lies on the borders of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara, about 80 miles north-east of Udaipur. Its chieftain
known as 'The Rawat' was one of sixteen umraos (feudal barons) privileged to wait upon the Maharana of Udaipur, the capital of Mewar. Such feudal estates, called thikanas were granted by the
ruling Maharana to a nobleman either due to blood relationship or for an act of bravery.
Deogarh is also renowned as a school of miniature painting. Some Deogarh miniatures adorn the personal collection of the present Rawat Sahib. Frescoes of this art form can also be seen on the fort walls.
The Mahal also has some exciting rooms to browse through - Sheesh Mahal - the colourful hall of mirrors, is just one of them!
Deogarh Mahal was converted into a hotel few years ago by the present owner Rawal-Nahar Singh. A part of the Mahal is still occupied by his kin.
The family is closely associated with the hotel and personally supervises and monitors the on goings. The care is reflected in the minutest details which have made Deogarh a benchmark of Heritage
Hospitality in Rajasthan. Every guest at Deogarh Mahal is special and is treated with the customary Mewari hospitality.