History & Philosophy - Deo Bagh, 17th Century Heritage Hotel in Gwalior

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Now Neemrana Invites You To Awaken History In A Char-Bagh Where Mughal Emperors Once Camped ! 

History has it that in the late 1500 AD important Mughals camped in this “char bagh” with a stunning chhattis-dari (36-pillared pavilion) at its heart. This shielded the women in its underground chamber during the summer as it had a moat of water on all its four sides. Later, as the conquering Maratha army marched towards Delhi, the Jadhavs took possession of this natural water catchment area. Sardar Deorao Bhausaheb Jadhav and his son Sardar Krishnarao Deorao Jadhav used this 'bagh' as a summer house with the ladies’ section in Deo Bagh and the mens’ section in Jai Vihar, the family's current home. 

The garden complex houses the most exquisite family temples, a ‘hathi khana’ for elephants, stables and cenotaphs. Important Gwalior State meetings, especially against the British – when the valiant Rani of Jhansi fought from the fort rampart close by, were held here during that time.

Deo Bagh - 17th Century, Gwalior - the lawn and garden area of the resort in Gwalior during night time
Deo Bagh - 17th Century, Gwalior - the arch-shaped hallway of the 17th century resort in Gwalior during night time

After India’s independence, this has been the home of Sardar Deorao Krishnarao Jadhav, his son Sardar Dhananjayrao Deorao Jadhav and his wife the Ranisaheba, since 1954 when they found their ancestral Lakshmi Vilas Rajwada surrounded by too much hustle and bustle.

Deo Bagh opened its doors in early April 2012 with 15 rooms spread across 5 wings, facing a Nau Bagh, a garden chequered into nine parts. These have been named after the historical connections of the Jadhav family.

Enjoy a regal staying experience at this magnificent property which stands as a portrayal of glorious royal India as one of the best heritage hotel in Gwalior city.

Deo Bagh - 17th Century, Gwalior - a panoramic view of Deo Bagh resort in Gwalior during evening time