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OT Travel Itinerary: How To Spend A Weekend In Deogarh, Rajasthan

The expansive fort palace complex, temples, miniature paintings, jeep and train safaris, birding and wildlife spotting make for excellent weekend distractions

Deogarh Mahal is a 17th-century palace complex Photo: Shutterstock
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A quick once-over of its provenance, in the annals of Rajasthan's history before you venture out, will reveal that Deogarh served as a feudal state in Mewar. And the "Rawat", or the raja of Deogarh, who controlled as many as 210 villages, was one of sixteen feudal barons (umraos) who was entitled to wait on the Maharana of Udaipur, the capital of the kingdom of Mewar, legendary for its warrior kings like Rana Kumbha, Rana Sanga and Rana Pratap.