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Wildlife at the Chambal River – Bhainsrorgarh Fort, Rajasthan

May 8, 2013  -  Fauna, Great Hotels

Yesterday, I shared some photos from my stay at Bhainsrorgarh Fort in Rajasthan, India. The evening of the day I arrived day, the owner of the fort, Hemendra, took us out on a boat ride on the Chambal river. The collection of wildlife in this place was amazing. Mainly birds. There is a small island on the river and it seems to be the home of so many variety of birds including large bats as well. It’s well worth it to go on a boat ride should you ever find yourself in this part of Rajasthan.

Hundreds of birds fill the sky at sunset as we paddle along the Chambal river.

Hundreds of birds fill the sky at sunset as we paddle along the Chambal river.

The old walls of the fort...

The old walls of the fort…

Stairways that lead up to one of the many rooms at the fort.

Stairways that lead up to one of the many rooms at the fort.

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A bat makes its way home to a tree to join hundreds of others that are hanging out there.

A bat makes its way home to a tree to join hundreds of others that are hanging out there.

An alligator quietly slips into the river as we paddle past.

An alligator quietly slips into the river as we paddle past.

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Bhainsrorgarh Fort, Rajasthan

May 8, 2013  -  Great Hotels

In the early part of April I explored eastern Rajasthan for the first time. I only had two days in between work to do this so I would not really call it exploring. I hired a car and we drove from Udaipur to Bhainsrorgarh where we stayed at the fort which has now been converted to a heritage hotel. The location of the fort is stunning. It’s perched on top of a 200 foot high cliff on the edge of the Chambal river with great views. The wildlife in the area was also amazing. Lots of varieties of birds on the boat ride out on the river and plus a sighting of an alligator. Nice!

I’ll share more wildlife and river photos in the next post. But if you are ever in south eastern Rajasthan then I highly recommend staying at this fort. Hemendra, the owner, is an excellent host.

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The main entrance to the fort.

The main entrance to the fort.

The main courtyard of the fort beautifully lit up at dusk.

The main courtyard of the fort beautifully lit up at dusk.

A view of the Chambal river from the fort at sunset

A view of the Chambal river from the fort at sunset

A 30-sec long exposure photo of the Chambal river  taken at night.

A 30-sec long exposure photo of the Chambal river taken at night.

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Bhainsrorgarh Fort, Rajasthan, India

April 7, 2013  -  Travel

I’ve never explored eastern Rajasthan and I am keen to do so next week. Though I’ll only have 2 days to do it, in between a hectic schedule of meetings, I’ve planned a drive from Udaipur in the south to Jaipur in the north east of Rajasthan state. The drive is over 2 days though it can be done in a day. I’ll be spending a night in Bhainsrorgarh Fort based on a recommendation of good friend and I’m very keen to check this place out. It may very well make the list for a spiritual adventure that is in the planning for October.

It’s a fort turned hotel, perched on a cliff overlooking the Chambal river. Everything about it sounds like divine and perfect getaway for a night. More details to share after I’ve stayed the night here. In the meantime checkout their website at www.bhainsrorgarh.com

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