Bhainsrorgarh or Bhainsror is an ancient fort, located 50 Km from Kota & the journey along the road takes 1 hour. Bhainsrorgarh was an impregnable fort, inhabited from at least the 2nd century BC. The palace inside the fort (part of which you can see in the centre on the other bank) is around 260 years old and was built around 1750 & It crowns a 200 ft rocky ridge overlooking the River Chambal. The palace has now been converted into a 5 bed room luxury hotel .
Bhainsrorgarh has become a major tourist spot in the state of Rajasthan, India. The famous British historian Colonel James Tod said, after seeing the splendid and mesmerizing beauty of Bhainsrorgarh, that if he was offered a Jagir (fiefdom) and given an option to choose it anywhere in Rajasthan, he would choose Bhainsrorgarh.
Once the boat was the only means of transport from this bank of River Chambal to the fort & palace. Now of course there’s a bridge which spans the river. The boat is moored to the bank most of the day, except when an occasional tourist wishes for a ride on the tranquil river. If that is not enough, one can enjoy barbequed fish while boating in the river. Anglers catch the fish in the river and roast it in one boat and then passing it to tourists seated in another boat floating beside. Those interested in angling can do it themselves also. There is another attraction while boating. The patch of Chambal that flows beside the fort-palace is a gharial (crocodile) sanctuary and there are plenty of gharials that one can see while boating. This lone boat summed up the tranquility of the place and I also liked the play of the low light and shadows in the boat.
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dta (69424) 2009-12-09 2:35
Hello Angshuman ,
What an attractive composition , with superb brilliant colors and an outstanding reflection of the golden cliffs .
AKIN (191) 2009-12-09 2:39
excellent clarity and frame
jasmis (57906) 2009-12-09 3:08
Really tranquill and calm environment. Fine photo.
Regards my dear friend.
jga (1062) 2009-12-09 3:27
Good composition with very pleasant colours. tfs. Julien
sevy (15365) 2009-12-09 3:44
Very nice mirror effect you succeeded to catch.
Moreover you have a nice composition with the boat in foreground and a contrast of color with the blue of the water and sky and the gold on the cliff.
InasiaJones (31554) 2009-12-09 4:02
You are the only TrekEarth's representative to show us images from Bhainsrorgarh.
A very calm and peaceful setting that fully deserves its title. I'm not pretending to know India in any possible way - I only scratch the surface - but it appears to be a rare landscape from your country. Excellent use of the boat for building up your composition with the inclusion of a bold foreground.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-12-09 4:51
a very beautiful clear photo with superb composition, the atmosphere of the photo is picturesque, the boat in the foreground is very nice detail. Beautiful view, Tfs! Have a nice day!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-12-09 5:04
A still and very luminous image with nice reflection, the boat pointing to the background cliff is a nice foreground
Have a nice day JY
pierrefonds (58710) 2009-12-09 5:26
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The boat lead my eyes toward the cliff and the village which is giving depth to the photo. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-12-09 6:09
Ola Anghshuman ,
Que lindo reflexo neste rio ficou um autentico espelho , fantástico aqueles templos no alto das falésias , boa inclusão deste barco no primeiro plano , bons tons de azul e verde, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
gervaso (10899) 2009-12-09 6:16
Wonderful image, with excellent colors and a beautiful symmetry with the reflections, broken only by the inclusion of the boat in the foreground, which is also great! Beautiful job!
bergese (6699) 2009-12-09 7:19
Very nice and good composition
Gerrit (50664) 2009-12-09 7:48
Beautiful photo of the magnificent temple on the cliff in the backround and what a fantastic colors, light and atmosphere,
emka (82506) 2009-12-09 7:53
Unusual photo from Rajasthan- such a big river, wonderfully calm, in beautiful blue. Nice composition with a lone boat. Interesting on a high cliff. Superb colours and light.
ChrisJ (101718) 2009-12-09 8:21
Marvellous reflections with good colour, sharpness & warm cold colour contrasts. Good framing. I'd clone out the powerline. Nice symmetry. Tfs!
Bartleby (13552) 2009-12-09 8:52
tranquility is really the word that comes to mind while looking at your picture. These pristine reflection are soothing and the boat provides nice foreground interest.
besnard (54241) 2009-12-09 9:10
Un joli paysage avec une luminosité assez extraordinaire. Du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
carper (96) 2009-12-09 9:15
very nice shot here Angshu,
a good composition, fine quality, good balance, fine photo job here, have a nice day.
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2009-12-09 9:47
Dear Angshu da,
very nice scenery. Positioning of the boat in frame is great. Nice light management that gives nice detail of foreground boat and the fort at BG as well. Sharp shot with original colours. Very well done. Tfs.
Have a nice time.
amazon (12112) 2009-12-09 10:17
çok net ,çok güzel,çok sanatsal,
JT50 (1491) 2009-12-09 10:27
Excllent composition with a great and indeed tranquil atmosphere. Great reflection. The dark blue in FG
blends perfectly with the rest. Well placed boat in FG.
yaya13baut (3344) 2009-12-09 10:30
a peaceful scene, well composed, under a good light.
fine reflection of the cliff.
hardyuno (4650) 2009-12-09 11:40
the composition and exposure is very well done. It is really very peaceful atmosphere. I like this calm mood.
Very fine photo work, TFS
Have a fine day
bukitgolfb301 (36998) 2009-12-09 13:39
Hello my dear Prof. Angshuman
This is an another great shot!
Perfect framework and composition and best color coordination are so admirable as usual.
Yes that is tranquil landscape indeed.
Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good day!
Didi (58042) 2009-12-09 17:50
Interesting foreground with the boat, the perspective guide the glance to the fort
I see a scratch in the sky, I hope you don't have a problem with your camera sensor
I made a try to mask it in my WS
pablominto (53744) 2009-12-09 23:05
An impressive river, slowly floating through the frame!
I'm not used to fine reflections like this in a river, and the fort on the cliff seems to control the traffic on the waterway...
The boat in front creates fine depth in the frame, an attractive colour palette!
Graal (99088) 2009-12-10 0:15
fine composition, nice landscape and reflections in BG. Good note and well done photo. I like it.
Longroute (19396) 2009-12-10 0:35
this is my favourite genre of subject: boats and water (actually I'm a salty dog). And I do appreciate a lot your fine composition. The stillness of the river is amazing and the reflections on it are a wonderful view. This high cliff with the greenery and the houses on top is the ideal background for this large river and enhances its majesty. The boat in fg, beside being an interesting focal point, gives a good depth to the image.
An excellent work!
I didn't know that in Rajastan there were such great rivers! I thought the whole region was semi-desertic.
TopGeo (38206) 2009-12-10 1:16
Hello Angshuman ,
What an attractive composition ,Marvellous reflections with good colour, indeed tranquil atmosphere and perspective A symmetry view and sharpness and warm cold colour contrasts. Congratulation !
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
dip (23732) 2009-12-10 1:21
wonderful photo with amazing reflections and colors,very good choice to include the boat in the foreground,very well composed!
jafadabret (56501) 2009-12-10 8:12
J'aime cette photo pour sa composition et pour la clarté des couleurs. Du très beau travail !
anindya2u (287) 2009-12-10 10:23
The title of the image has rightly justified the composition.
Yeah its on a profound level of tranquility. Excellent exposure, reflected image of the golden cliff and a solitary boat placed in a perfect position on the frame.
The use of circular polariser has really chucked off all the extra lights and added more depth to the colour in the frame which is more appealing.
Good show !!!
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-12-10 13:26
Beautifull blue color, and good reflexion. I also like the small wooden boat, even if it looks like a rather basic construction.
All the best,
holmertz (43275) 2009-12-10 13:42
Perfect reflections, a perfectly situated boat. A picture of total calm and relaxation.
pajaran (53680) 2009-12-11 0:48
Pozdrav dalekoj zemlji i vama.
Fotografijom i tekstom prikazali ste nam ovo lepo mesto, pravi trenutak snima, boje i reflex u vodi. Svidja mi se kompozicija, dobar rad.
Sve najbolje, lep dan, Paja.
eversmile (11636) 2009-12-11 1:31
I just realise how funny it is, how some photographers, like you and aadilj, can show us a country which is one of the most populated of the world, as if it was almost empty. It's not only a challenge or an achievement; it's also a great paradoxe, one of the numerous paradoxes that we find in India. Like a flute solo between two large pieces of music with percussions at a wild rhythm. A serene tune in the middle of the agitation. Your picture makes no exception. I see it as an oasis of peace. Excellent composition, with the rowboat in front and the dreamy mood with the vivid reflections on the water in the background. The colors are beautiful and the contrasts, just perfect. Excellent work!
thaprem (2554) 2009-12-11 7:58
A charming frame on a wonderful place Angshu...
siolaw (38292) 2009-12-12 9:29
A fitting title for this lovely scene... nice quiet water, reflections, light and colors look real fine. The boat adds interest to the foreground.
josepmarin (57837) 2009-12-13 3:57
Your composition is very elegant and harmonic, with a perfect organization of the elements in the framing.
I like the boat in FG and the fantastic reflections of the fort and the cliff on the water.
The colors and the light are splendid.
An excellent work, my friend.
batalay (36103) 2009-12-13 18:31
Hello Mr. B,
The mirror like surface of the water reflects the cliffs and fortress/hotel so perfectly that you've managed to photos for the price of one. The row boat of course breaks the symmetry, adding a strong focal point. The image I see is from the autumn of 2008 when you moved down to Mumbai.
Warm regards and have a good week,
DRAKOLIMNH (1224) 2009-12-14 8:01
Great frame with nice reflections and the boat is great for the position it is,well done
Waylim (25368) 2009-12-14 9:53
Hard to believe this is a river, it is so calm with no movement. Most of the time it is a lake that is this calm. Must be taken on a dry season where it has not rain in awhile which explain the clean and clear water. the reflection sure is fantastic. the roll boat in the front adds tremendous depth to the image. Beautiful color and good composition. Is there a power line from the left to the hotel?
patdeph (35748) 2009-12-15 10:01
I can understand why its becoming touristic,the place is splendid,and the purity of the colors and the reflection superbly enhances its beauty!Magnificent!
jmcl (14535) 2009-12-17 18:27
this is tremendous .. the combination of vastness and stillness is wonderful. beautiful colors .. thoughtful foreground .. the detail in the reflection is great. wonderful. take care, John
Kielia (23993) 2009-12-20 10:15
this one is outstandingly composed! The beautiful colors and the light make this image very attractive. I also like the fantastic reflections very much. A great impression of this tranquil river. My compliments!
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56406)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Canon 18 - 55mm / f 3.5 - 5.6, RAW, Hoya 58mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Rajasthan, The Circuit Lesser Known
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 2:30