By Akanksha Dean

It is not easy to believe that we are just a five hour drive away from the bustling capital. Replete with charm and style and spells heritage, comfort and exclusivity in a theme that runs through every room and facility, Neemrana’s 17th Century Deobagh Gwalior is a dream getaway from Delhi…
I am here in Deobagh to appreciate an imperial hospitality experience, which stands as a depiction of splendid regal India as one of the best heritage non-hotels in India. There’s a rare allure about residing at a property, which has stories from the 17th century. Rendering to history, Sardar Deorao Bhausaheb Jadhav and his son Sardar Krishnarao Deorao Jadhav transformed the chhattis-dari (36-pillared pavilion) into a summer 

house, and that’s how Deo Bagh came into existence. Staying at Deo Bagh makes my experience of exploring Gwalior even more remarkable. It makes me step back in time and celebrate in the splendours and anonymities of the past.


Flawlessly echoing the amalgamation of heritage and modern day amenities, it’s easy to settle in one of the fifteen beautiful ultra-spacious rooms whose earthy coloured design is elegantly decorated to attain Deobagh’s characteristic ambiance. My room has a stunning sit out looking out over the garden and a pathway leading to the Baradari! The restaurant with its classy ambience makes quite an impression. Dinner is ideal with Indian cuisine elevated to a truly comfort degree. A table set up is an option at the ‘Terrace’ or the Baradari if you are in just the mood for a causal meal in an alfresco setting. Inspirations from history make spending time in the property like a fairy-tale. There is everything I could ever need apart from some unexpected luxuries. And I enjoy revelling in the beauty of pristine garden view and sinking into the sounds of the peacocks. Like this there is rarely any reason to leave the property anymore!  

Our every whim is catered by the very friendly and obliging staff, and with so many dining locations that we are factually spoilt for choice. Colonial slant on the Hospitality, combines traditionally excellent, large hearted and luxuriously comfortable service with staff who is intuitive of all the guests needs, thus making me feel like a Very Important Person. 

17th Century Deo Bagh
Where: Jadhav Kothi, Opposite Janaktal, Agra - Mumbai Highway, Bahodapur, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior - 474012
Tel: +91 93 0067 0011 | +91 93 0027 0011

They have strictly updated their preventive measures, processes and protocols across the hotel. There is contactless temperature screening for all guests and team members upon arrival to the hotel and minimum contact during check -in and check-out. Rooms are allocated after 48 hours of being occupied by a previous guest. Deobagh is spread across several acres, offering spacious rooms with natural ventilation and breath-taking views. They have individual air conditioners and do not use central air conditioning. This is a major step in reducing the curve.

None. It is best to drive in your own car for maximum safety.
During the uncertain circumstances that we are currently facing, Deobagh is being flexible and will provide support for all existing bookings as well as new reservations.

Sakhya Raja Mahal


The Author Akanksha enjoying the stunning landscape


Breakfast Set up at Baradari


About the Author
With a background in Culinary Arts and the first Indian to have, staged at the best restaurant in the world aka 3 Michelin Star Osteria Francescana gives her an edge over any other food and travel writer. A young and hardworking young adult, she has been on various Travels in search of food and culture to various destinations across the world and in India. Akanksha Dean is also a keen photographer and aces in speaking Spanish.