Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Devigarh Fort

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Devigarh Fort

Devigarh is a fort palace which is situated in the old Aravali Hills of Rajasthan. Devigarh is an 18th century fort palace in the village of Delwara near Udaipur in Rajasthan. The city has a rich cultural heritage.

The village of Delwara, which comprises of the Devigarh Fort takes pride in housing four 14th Century Jain temples. It is a 450 year old village and consists of Muslims, Jains, Rajput and tribal people.

Devigarh palace is about 45 minutes drive from Udaipur and has good transportation networks. Udaipur has road, rail and air network with all major cities in India. The major attractions to Devigarh palace include:

Bapparawal which is a small lake which is about 3 km from Devigarh Fort.

Udaipur is about 40 minutes drive from Devigarh Fort and is one of the most beautiful cities in India.

Eklingji being a temple complex it consists of 108 temples made of sandstone and marble and is only 5 km away from Devigarh.

Ranakpur city is situated about 110 km from Devigarh has some of the beautiful Jain temples with excellent carvings that with no doubts depicts the beauty of Indian craftsmanship.

Nathdwara has a 18th Century Temple that is dedicated to Shti Nathji and Nathdwara is just 24 km away from Devigarh fort.

Nagda near Devigarh has a cluster of temples with stone carvings. It is situated about 6 km from Devigarh.

Devigarh fort palace has turned into a luxury hotel today and it gives a clear picture of the cultural heritage of Rajasthan.

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