Bhim, an Indian village • Rajasthan, India

Immerse yourself in an authentic Indian village life with our 4-minute video uncovering the heart of Bhim, a hidden gem in Rajasthan. Dive into the local customs and pace of life, and feel the pulse of this vibrant community. An immersive experience enriched by an accompanying text that delves into the cultural context of the location. Don't miss this opportunity to broaden your understanding of the world and appreciate the nuances of rural life in India. Bhim, Rajasthan, a visual and cultural journey at your fingertips, here and now!
00:00 • intro | 00:20 • Ordinary faces and characters from a small Indian town

made with photos and videos taken during the trip India • Rajasthan and Varanasi (EN)

India is full of architectural treasures and offers a lot of extraordinary natural sites. But the greatest treasure of this country-continent remains its inhabitants.

An indian village

When you cross India in search of temples and palaces, you often miss the point. So, from time to time, a stop in a village or a small town, on market day, allows you to see the people who inhabit this immense country. The men and women who go about their business in this daily life of small towns have an incomparable charm.

The street vendors with their stalls covered with fruit or peppers, the hairdressers on the sidewalks, people coming and going ... what more beautiful spectacle can one dream of ...?

Bhim

On the road between Jaipur and Udaipur, a stop in a small town (or is it rather a big village) is Bhim, a village like many others, with probably its small temples that no one except the devotees visits. But the real attraction is life on the streets. It is the merry hairdresser shaving his client, it is the pottery merchant or the old man who carries the fruits of his small plot of land to the market to earn a few rupees. And a constant, whatever the occupation of passers-by, a big smile. It makes you want to see other small towns abandoned by tourism ...

about the place, Bhim:

Bhim is a small town like so many others on the road from Jodhpur to Ranakpur. If it is not known for its historic monuments or temples, it remains a charming town with its street vendors, passers-by and its omnipresent cows.

Spoken comments in the film: 

What we call a city in Europe, that is to say a locality of several thousand inhabitants, is in India, where the cities of several million souls are legion, only a big village. Bhim in Rajasthan is one of these villages among many others, teeming with life. 

Bhim is a small town like so many others on the road from Jodhpur to Ranakpur. 

If it is not known for its historical monuments or its temples, it is nonetheless a town full of charm with its street vendors, its passers-by and its ubiquitous cows.

a small city, Bhim, Rajasthan • India

What's the weather like in Bhim?

at the barber, Bhim • India • Rajasthan

at the barber

street food stall, Bhim • India • Rajasthan

street food stall

vegetable sellers, Bhim • India • Rajasthan

vegetable sellers

a potter's stall, Bhim • India • Rajasthan

a potter's stall

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