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.
Till around 20 years ago, 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.
The serenity of this place was broken by the two village women washing their clothes in the waters of the Chambal
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Budapestman (82620) 2010-04-24 1:48
a beautiful photo of this amazing place with spectacular composition and reflection, the colours and lights are picturesque, great view, TFs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-04-24 1:51
Simply wonderful work man. You made the best out of the light and atmosphere. Superb reflections and great colors. Very well composed image.
bukitgolfb301 (44325) 2010-04-24 1:56
Hi Prof. angshuman
Great shot! Perfect and well calcurated composition / framework, light control and sharp/clear description in the detail as usual! Deep color descriptrion is splendid too.
Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend !
mkamionka (39537) 2010-04-24 1:59
Excellent composition! I like how you positioned these colorful ladies in the corner of the shot leaving the rest of the frame for a wonderful view. Very impressive work. Congratulations,
mafegan (8624) 2010-04-24 3:01
Brilliant in many aspects - the colours, the reflections, the lighting and the composition. An informative image for TE. Tfs, Marlene
dta (81128) 2010-04-24 4:42
Hello Angshuman ,
Ypu've ever shown us some superb views of this place , but not with women in the FG like this . A splendid composition , with a remarkable reflections and colors .
jasmis (58401) 2010-04-24 4:44
Fabulous scenery. Really great story told here.
Regards my dear friend.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-04-24 7:30
Very, very, very nice hot, with a splendid reflection, and the wifes'colours are marvellous
ciakgiak (30433) 2010-04-24 7:32
the colors and the reflections are really superb and you composed the scene in a perfect way, giving such importance to the splendid blue surface of the water.
But I also like a lot the human presence in the lower part of the scene and the colorful dresses of the girls. This is a great shot, congratulations, TFS.
Gerrit (52139) 2010-04-24 8:29
great view on this mighty landscape.
Beautiful colors and reflections and a wonderful compo with that strong foreground,
CLODO (35370) 2010-04-24 23:05
Nice laundry vision, with a quiet water reflecting the hill. For sure, it should be hard to work in such a beautiful landscape!
nilotpal_patra (1688) 2010-04-25 0:12
Beautiful Picture of this amazing place. Excellent colour and contrast. Nice POV.
abmdsudi (57168) 2010-04-25 2:34
simply said, its a great shot!
npecanhuk (76985) 2010-04-25 5:38
That's a very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, pov and dof are all excellent, but the real highlights here are the colors and the composition! Those women were perfectly placed in the lower left corner of this image! The symmetrical and wonderful reflections were very nicely photographed as well! I really like it all!
TFS - congratulations!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-04-25 11:35
Nice capture dear dada, the scenery with river Chambal is incredible. The palace is superb at top of the rocky bank and nice to see with reflection in such blue water. Your main object, the two lady at FG are nicely positioned in frame. The younger one cleaning her feet in left seems to me a bit suspicious about your work. Nice candid photography with excellent depth. Tfs.
My best wishes to you.
danos (101858) 2010-04-26 0:49
great the view of this ancient fort in Rajasthan,with the two women on the foreground to make the difference in this image.I like the great contrast of the colours, especially the colourful dresses of the women, with the saturate blue of the river,as the superb reflections on the calmly and tranquil waters of it.
Have a nice wee,Danos
Kielia (24077) 2010-04-26 2:33
a fantastic capture of this fascinating place by the river and an outstanding composition. Very beautiful light, great contrasts and an excellent perspective. The reflections are also wonderful. The laundry is really an attractive feature here! Congratulation.
vasilpro (41661) 2010-04-26 9:00
Wonderful daily life composition, excellent POV, beautiful view, lovely vivid colors, very good contrast, clarity and saturation, perfect photo work.
Kind regards, Vasilis.
josepmarin (58359) 2010-04-26 9:01
The laundresses with her clothes of vivid colors are outlined on this beautiful landscape of the river and its shore formed by a few impressive rocky cliffs.
The reflections are a fantastic element that gives a lot of quality to your composition.
A splendid work with the light and the colors, my friend.
Longroute (19396) 2010-04-26 10:09
Splendid composition here, beside being a lovely scenario.
I remember this place from another of your shots, but I think it was a much wider sight while here you focused on those two ladies and these wonderful reflections. It's a photo which satisfies both our sense of beauty and the interest for a unusual landscape and costumes. I really appreciate the accuracy of how you framed the scene and the quality of the image. Excellent in every aspect.
Didi (60590) 2010-04-26 10:51
Very interesting subject, nice view for washing clothes on the river without obligation to pay a laundry like in Europe.
Very good lights who give a relax ambiance
Fis2 (104024) 2010-04-26 12:19
Super POV and composition.
Very impressive picture!
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-04-26 13:23
Good composition, with the two ladies busy with their washing in the corner, and the cliff and fort dominating the blue water. Excellent natural colors.
All the best,
pablominto (53746) 2010-04-26 23:02
A well balanced composition, characterized by the warm light and rich colours!
And I think one of the ladies has spotted the photographer hehehe...
The houses on the cliff opposite attract my eyes too, an impressive location!
Graal (103038) 2010-04-27 0:45
nice scenery and caught scene. Great colours and reflections in water. An interesting note. Well done.
Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (106875) 2010-04-27 2:38
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
Oui, l'on peut dire qu'il s'agit d'une laverie ouverte sur la nature (et quel paysage offert), toutefois, je suis persuadé que ces femmes préféraient sûrement l'utilisation de machine à laver ! ;o)
J'apprécie comme il se doit, une fois encore cette très belle composition.
pajaran (64446) 2010-04-27 2:49
Pozdrav iz suncane Cuprije.
Tvrdjava se nalazi na mestu da je tesko osvojiti je,reka i brdo stite je od razbojnika.
Zene nema ju vremena za turizam, moraju da peru, dobar prikaz sa reflexom u vodi, dobrim bojama i lepom fotografijom, lepo je ovo gledati.
Sve najbolje, Paja.
Greetings from Suncane Cuprija.
The fortress is located in the area that is hard to win it, protect rivers and hills of the robbers.
Women not it time for tourism, need to wash, a good view of the reflex in the water, good colors and beautiful photography, this is a nice watch.
All the best, Paja.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2010-04-27 3:34
This is a beautiful composition you have been able to see here. I love this calm refelction on the lake. Nicely done.
have a nice day,
holmertz (57465) 2010-04-27 4:54
If two women doing their laundry is the only thing breaking the serenity, I guess this must normally be a very very quiet place. Which in its turn sounds very unique for India. On the other hand, without these women this photo would not have been the same. They bring contrasting colours, life and balance to the composition. Thanks to them, this has become a truly beautiful view.
Ricx (13495) 2010-04-27 8:36
Hi Angshu, what a fantastic shot-- great depth and colour with good tones and lighting. I like the two ladies in the foreground. well done
Waylim (25436) 2010-04-27 23:39
Beautiful, I can see here how you take your time to compose this image, try very hard to include the ladies washing at the river bank and make sure the cliff in the distance is still within the POV with enough sky, and it works very well, the composition is almost perfect, I say almost, because I deal the ladies are a little to close to the edge, but I'm being extremely picky, the color is rich and strong, but not overly done, good you stop here because a little more would be too much. The texture of the ciff is well define the reflection is beautiful, the washer on the foreground give the essence of culture and liveliness and the local flavor. Really good work.
pauloog (11751) 2010-04-28 1:06
A fine combination of a human scene against an interesting background. Well composed and of course oh these colours of India...
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-04-28 5:10
Ola Angshuman ,
Que belo reflexo nas margens deste rio Chambal ,boa inclusão das duas mulheres no primeiro plano da foto , bonitos tons de azul e verde , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jafadabret (56501) 2010-04-28 10:27
J'aime cette photo avec les femmes en premier plan et ce merveilleux paysage avec la falaise et son reflet.
Une très belle photo !
dip (23890) 2010-04-28 22:46
wonderful image,amazing colors and reflections on the water,
very well captured and composed!
sacavem (18620) 2010-04-30 2:29
The colors are brilliant with excellent clarity and sharpness.Good pov and excellent composition with the magical reflex.
Best Regards, and have a nice weekend,
siolaw (38292) 2010-04-30 6:01
That is a fine compo! The women are perfectly placed in the corner and anchor the shot strongly. The view and reflections in the BG would have been worth the shot only by themselves, but with the colorful ladies it gains a lot!
lacroux (4562) 2010-05-02 23:59
Thak you for your well informed note.
I like the framing of this image and the two women washing their clothes in the foreground.
pierrefonds (69835) 2010-05-04 8:45
The mirror effect on the water of the river is an asset to the composition. The presnece of the women has an effect of scale. The point of view is leading my eyes toward the cliff. It is also allowing me to see the details and colors of the fortress. The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light. Have a nice day.
axiotea (21651) 2010-05-06 7:53
My compliments for this luminous image, with that spectacular view and its 'double'! the way these two women are positioned balances well the image. The colours are great too and the yellow sari is absolutely an eye-catcher!
It would have been nice to have a closer view of the gharial :)
Thanks for the note!
Best regards from BKK
marietom (34609) 2010-05-07 10:51
I like this picture a lot ! Great composition, nice colors, as usual, in your gallery.
rajiv_077 (1412) 2010-05-19 2:01
Outstanding shot, great composition,and good reflection and colors. You were lucky to find those women there. That fort must be interesting becoz situated in height.
yeln (11516) 2010-06-01 21:10
lovely photo. So quiet and peaceful. Also very romantic with those reflections. Excelent composition with good DOF. Bravo
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Canon 18 - 55mm / f 3.5 - 5.6, RAW, Hoya 58mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Rajasthan, The Circuit Lesser Known
- Theme(s): My Pictures, My Favourites, Washing - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-24 1:45