Fort on the cliff of the Chambal river
An hour’s drive from Kota town in Rajasthan lies a small kingdom of Bhainsrorgarh, the fort built in 1741 when it was granted as a jagir to the ancestors of present occupant Rawat Shiv Charan singh by the Maharana of Udaipur. Perched on the edge of a hillock above the green waters of Chambal river known for its crocodiles. Colonel James Tod, the British political agent in Rajasthan , came here in the 1820s and said that if he could choose one fiefdom in Rajathan state he’d pick Bhainsrorgarh. One can take long walks across the river in the guava orchards. The river itself attracts flocks of migratory birds in the winters.
Close to the Bhainsrorgarh fort is the Baroli temple complex dating back to the 9th-11th century. Locals believe that these temple structures were built by the Hun King, whose territory included the village of Bhainsror. The Baroli temples, carved out of white stone, stand out for their intricate beauty.
All the pictures and text by T Narayan.