Deogarh, the fort of Gods, is situated on the right bank of the Betwa river, at the western end of the Lalitpur range of hills and is 123 kms from Jhansi. It is of great antiquarian, epigaphical and archaeological importance. The architecture and sculpture of the Temples in Deogarh display a high level of craftsmanship.
|Deogarh at a glance|
|Area||5 sq km|
|Population||553 (1991 census)|
|Altitude||211 m above sea level|
|Season||August - March|
|Festivals||Jain Mela and Gajrath Mahotsav|
Nearest airport is at Gwalior (M.P) : 235 km.By Train
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).
Deogarh is connected by bus to all important centres in the region.
|Distance from Ayodhya to :|
|Matatila Dam||93 km|
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 templeJain 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.
This town in M.P. is famous for its gossamer - like saris, also has fine examples of Rajput and Sultanate architecture. A magnificent Mughal fort dominates the skyline. Among the interesting sites are the Koshak Mahal, the Badal Mahal Victory arch, the Jama Masjid and ancient Jain temples.Talbehat
31 km south of Lalitpur on the Jhansi-Sagar national highway, is Talbehat. It derived its name, from Tal (Lake) and Behat (Village), in language of Gonds, the original settlers at the site. In 1618, Bharat shah, the Raja of Bar and Chanderi, built a fine fort with the famous Narasingh temple inside.Matatila Dam
An ideal picnic spot developed by the irrigation department, 93 kms away from Deogarh. Water sports and a garden on the lines of Vrindavan garden are the added attractions.