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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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