Village & Castle of Bumpta by James Baillie Fraser - 1820

This coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate 14 of JB Fraser's 'Views in the Himala Mountains'. The village and fort of Bumpta were situated on a steep hillside. The once-extensive fort lay in ruins, having been damaged by accidental fire. The Rana of Jubbal was building a residence on its foundations. On the way to Bumpta the terrain became more rugged and Fraser commented in his journal: "I have travelled in the Highlands of Scotland, and have made long marches there without more fatigue than is usually felt, but I must aver that a twelve or thirteen miles stage, such as of this day, has fatigued me more than upwards of three times its distance at home."