About Lalitpur District :
Lalitpur district forms a portion of the hill country of Bundelkhand, sloping down from the outliers of the Vindhya Range on the south to the tributaries of the Yamuna River on the north. The extreme south is composed of parallel rows of long and narrow-ridged hills. Through the intervening valleys the rivers flow down over ledges of granite or quartz. North of the hilly region, the granite chains gradually turn into clusters of smaller hills.
The Betwa River forms the northern and western boundary of the district, and most of the district lies within its watershed. The Jamni River, a tributary of the Betwa, forms the eastern boundary. The Dhasan River forms the district’s southeastern boundary, and the southeastern portion of the district lies within its watershed
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Tourist Places :
Deogarh – Ancient Temple Town by Betwa
133 km from Jhansi, Deogarh, in district Lalitpur, is of great antiquarian, epigraphical and archaeological importance and has figured in the history of Guptas, the Gurjara – Pratiharas, the Gondas, the Muslim rulers of Delhi & Kalpi, the Marathas and the British.
It is situated on the right bank of the river Betwa, at the western end of the Lalitpur range. The cliffs everhanging the bank rise to a height of 300 feet and form a long steep ridge of red sandstone. The river takes a deep curve to the west at this juncture and passes though an extremely picturesque country side.
What to see in Deogarh
Dashavatar Temple : This Gupta period Vishnu temple is the earliest known Panchayatan temple of north India. The terraced basement above the high temple plinth is adorned with a continuous row of sculptured panels. A highly carved doorway with Ganga_Yamuna figures lead to sanctum sanctorum or the garbhagriha. Three big Rathika Panels – Gajendra Moksha, Nara-Narayan tapasya and the Anantshai Vishnu – set in the side walls depict Vaishnava mythological scenes carved in high relief. The temple is noted for being the first north Indian temple with a spire or shikhara. Erotic panels are an added attraction.