The town of Deogarh is located at a distance of 123 Kms from Jhansi. On the right bed of the river named Betwa and at the western façade of the hill range named Lalitpur, Deogarh is situated. This place has got much historical significance. This place has been an important element in the history of the great dynasties such as the Guptas, the Gurjara-Pratiharas, the Gondas, the Muslim monarchs of India, the Marathas and the British people. One can observe the ruins of an excellent temple dedicated to Vishnu and also numerous Jain temples. The Vishnu temple has been constructed during the Gupta rule.
PLACES TO SEE
Dashavatar Temple: In the whole of North India, this excellent Vishnu Temple is the first Panchyatan temple. Carved panels are present in the terraced basement. The sculpted door, which is the entry point to the holy chamber, contains figures of Ganga and Yamuna. The Gajendramoksha Panel, the Nar Narayan Tapasya and the Anantshayi Vishnu are the three enormous sections, which mirrors the events from the Vaishnava mythical stories.
Jain Temples: As many as 31 numbers of Jain temples can be seen here. The Kanali fort, which oversees Betwa, contains these temples. During the time period between 6th to 17th centuries, this location was a seat of Jainism. Events and glimpses from the Jin mythical stories, Tirthankara pictures, votive pillars, votive tablets, Jain pictures and much more are presented on the large sections in and around these temples.
Deogarh Archaeological Museum: An excellent assortment of sculptures can be seen in the display of this museum.
HOW TO REACH DEOGARH
By Air: The closest air terminal is located in Gwalior, which is situated at a distance of 235 Kms from Deogarh.
By Rail: Jakhlaun has the closest railway station, which is set at a distance of 13 Kms from Deogarh.
By Road: One can access this place via frequent buses which runs here and also by taxis and private cars.