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Deeg Water Place


THE MAGIC OF THE MONSOON and the traditions of music and dance associated with it inspired the Bharatpur kings to build a romantic water palace" at their summer capital, Deeg. A lyrical composition of sandstone and marble pavilions,gardens and pools, this late 18th century marvel, built by Raja Surat Mal, used a number of innovative special effects that simulated monsoon showers, even producing rainbows. The skilful cooling system drew water from a huge reservoir that originally took two days to fill.The coloured fountain-jets are now played only during die Jawahar Melba.

The main entrance
Singh Pol,is named after the two lions (single sculpted on its front aarch.

Sawan Pavilion
Shaped like an upturned boat,ingenious water system created a semi-circle of falling water.

Mughal Marble Swing
This was a part of Surat Mali's war boody, now placed in front of Gopal Bhavan

Gopal Bhavan
This elegant, complex isflanked by Ike boat shaped Sawan-Bhadon pavilions. Its numerous overhanging kiosks and balconies are reflected in (loyal Sagar from which a seems to rise. The interior still retains the onginala furnishings and objets d'art of this palace.

 

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