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17.DIG (Deeg)


This fairly big town is passed while going from Govardhana to Badrinath. This town is about 40 km west of Vrindavana. In the 18th century, Dig was the capital of the Jat Kingdom.There is a large  ancient Fort here, on top of the hill overlooking the town, built in the mid-18th century by Suraj MaI. This fort has 12 bastions and a wide shallow moat. There is an old palace inside the fort. The  walls of the fort rise to about 20 m (60 ft) above the moat. There are some old cannons on the bastions of the fort.There is also the Dig Palace (Monsoon Pleasure Palaces) here, west of the fort.  There are two reservoirs west and east of the palaces. The main palace, Gopal Bhavan, is impressive. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in India. There are about 500 fountains here, which  are turned on once a year during the Monsoon Festival in August. It is open from 8 am to 12 pm andI to 7 pm."'ft,