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Discovering the Bichoon Fort, near Jaipur (Rajasthan, India)

Published April 5th, 2013

Just 60 Kms from my place in Jaipur, there is this absolutely forgotten village called Bichoon.

Yesterday I went riding to the village and we decided to climb up this hill. The hike up to the fort wasn't so tough and we (my nephew, his friend and me) really enjoyed up there.

Bichoon Village

I came across this small village called Bichoon (around 60 Kms away from Jaipur). An old and neglected fort overlooks this small village and no one here seems to care much about the fort. In this picture you see a street scene and the fort on the hill.

Bichoon fort wall

The morning light helped me get the most of textures here in the fort. I really loved this photograph, it somehow conveys what the fort is all about.

Ruins inside the fort

Because there are no roads to this place, it was surprisingly clean. There was no one there and it was very peaceful.

Ritesh Jhatwal

The hike up to the fort is quite fascinating! I loved the views from up above. Seen here is my nephew enjoying photography with his new Nikon D7000.

Entrance of the fort

Discovering an old fort the first thing in the morning is quite a high :)

The village seen from the fort

Like I said, the views from above made it all worth it.

The fort

  • April 4th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • 11mm / f/11 / 1/125 sec

Surviving time...

That is all I see growing there in those crumbling fort walls. I am guessing that this prevents the flower from being eaten away by the cattle. It is so fascinating to think how some things survive the wrath of time and some just don't...

  • April 4th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • 35mm / f/2 / 1/1250 sec

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