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123 km from Jhansi, Deogarh is situated on the right bank of the Betwa river, at the western end of the Lalitpur range of hills.

  • Area : 5 sq. km.
  • Population : 553 (1991 census)
  • Altitude : 211 meters above sea level.
  • Season : August - March
  • Clothing (Summer) : Light Cottons
  • Local Transport : Buses, Private Jeeps, Private Cars.
  • STD Code : 0517

PLACE OF INTEREST

 

Dashavatar Temple

This fine Gupta temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the earliest known Panchyatan temple in north India. The terraced basement above the high plinth is decorated with sculpted panels. The figures of Ganga and Yamuna adorn the carved doorway leading to the sanctum sanctorum. Three large carved panels along the side walls-the Gajendramoksha panel, the Nar Narayan Tapasya and the Anantshayi Vishnu-depict scenes from Vaishnava mythology. Only the lower portion remains of the spire, which was the most important part of the temple




Jain Temples

These 31 Jain temples are somewhat later in origin that the Vishnu temple, but are no less remarkable. They are situated inside the fort of Kanali on the hills overlooking the Betwa. The site was a Jain centre from the 6th to the 17th century. The temples abound in panels depicting scenes from Jain mythology, Tirthankara images, votive pillars, votive tablets, Jain images visible from all sides and pillars carved with a thousand Jain figures.





Deogarh Archaeological Museum

The site museum has a fine collection of sculpture, discovered from the surrounding.

 

 

TOURIST INFORMATION

 

U.P. Govt. Tourist Office, 
Hotel Veerangana Campus, Jhansi
Ph. 0510-2441267/2442402

Air

Nearest airport is at Gwalior (M.P) : 235 km.

Rail

The nearest railway station is Jakhlaun 13 km, which can be reached by Jhansi-Babina Passenger train, whereas Lalitpur is the most convenient railhead, (23 km).

Road

Deogarh is connected by bus to all important centres in the region. Some of the major road distances are : Lalitpur-23 km, Matatila Dam-93 km, Jhansi 123 km.

 

This Article is Posted on 16 Apr 2015 in Travel Section and Places