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ARAJASTHAN 2010 - Deogarh    
Photography by Rod Poxon LRPS

Deogarh - the Town

Deogarh - Deogarh Mahal

 

Deogarh is a small market town and a convenient overnight stop en route from Jodhpur to Udaipur. At first the scenery is fairly dull and flat, but then the route enters the Aravalli Hills, probably the richest hills in India - good arable land and full of all manner of minerals.

The hotel was once the palace of the local Maharana and, for us, was one of the highlights of the entire trip. On arrival we were told that we had been upgraded to the Maharana Suite, which had been used as personal accommodation by a recent Maharana. It was incredible: most hotel rooms would be totally lost in each of the four rooms we had. After dinner (and a pre-dinner drink with the current Maharana) we relaxed by candlelight in the Shish Mahal, not terribly comfortable but quite, quite amazing.