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Location: Lalitpur District, Uttarpradesh.
Famous for: Historical monuments.
Summer(March to May): 30°C to 43°C.
Winter (December to February): 5°C to 25°C.
Monsoon (June to September): Moderate rainfalls.
STD CODE : 0517
BEST TIME TO VISIT : November to February

The small town ship of Deogarh is near the district headquarters  in Lalitpur District, in Uttar Pradesh, India. Deogarh is known for its Gupta period monuments. It is located  on the right bank of the Betwa river on the Lalitpur range of hills.  

A number of ancient monuments of Hindu and Jain communities are found within and outside the walls of the fort. It is of great antiquarian, epigraphical and archaeological importance and has been integral to the history of the Guptas, the Gurjara-Pratiharas, the Gondas, the Muslim rulers of Delhi, the Marathas and the British. It has the remains of a fine Vishnu temple dating to the Gupta era, and several Jain temples.The architecture and sculpture of these temples display a high level of craftsmanship. These monuments are protected by the Department of Archaeology of  the Archaeological Survey of India and managed through its Northern Circle Office located in Agra. 


Dashavatar Temple:

This fine Gupta temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the earliest known Panchyatan temple in north India. The art work of this temple is an example of classical craftsmanship.

Jain Temples:

The fort temples are dominated by the Jain temples in the eastern part of the hill fort; the Jain images here are mostly of the "iconographic and the stylistic variety". The Jain temples have a large number of panels depicting scenes from Jain mythology, Tirthankar images and votive tablets. The pillars are carved with a thousand Jain figures.


The fort on the hill is located a few hundred yards east of Deogarh village. The fort, when originally built, was known as 'Karnali'. Subsequently, it was renamed "Kirtigiridurga" after it was built in 1057 during the reignof Chandela King Kirtivarman.

Deogarh Archaeological Museum:

The site museum has a fine collection of sculp...


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


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. Some of the major road distances are : Lalitpur-23 km, Matatila Dam-93 km, Jhansi 123 km.

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