was equally at home amidst royalty and lay public, palaces and
ruins. In the course of his tour every place was covered.
a bygone princely state, dominated by a medieval fort on a conical
hill also boasts of a fine museum of Moghal and Rajasthani paintings,
manuscripts and an armoury of weapons belonging to the Mughal
emperors. Beside the Sagar lake is the dream palace of the Maharajah.
east from Alwar is the beautiful town of Deeg renowned for its
massive forts and water palaces, well laid gardens, fountains
and carved monuments. The largest of the palaces is Gopal Bhavan
which contains the intriguing marble swing captured from Oudh;
other palaces are Suraj Bhavan and Nand Bhavan; built of marble
and ornamented with semi precious stones, these palaces have
an air of mystery and romance about them.
princely state Bharatpore was known for its massive, impregnable
fort which helped repulse several British attacks and commemorates
a successful assault on the Mughal capital.