Ballamgarh [Ballabgarh] Fort from west-side
Photographer: Priyalall and Company
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Ballabgarh Fort near Bharatpur in Rajasthan, taken by the studio of Priyalall & Company in c.1900. This is a general view from below the west facade. The fort stands on a rocky ridge and has round corner bastions and spearhead battlements with buildings within. Ballabgarh was the headquarters of an estate owned by the Foudjar (military governor) Debi Singh, a sardar (leader) of Bharatpur State, and as well as the fort at Ballabgarh there was a palace in which he lived.
The album of 'Views in the Bharatpur State and Neighbourhod' was presented to the India Office in 1912 by the Festival of Empire, held in 1911 at Crystal Palace in London to mark the coronation of George V. The Maharaja of Bharatpur was among the exhibitors in the Indian Section of the Imperial Exhibition held as part of the Festival.