Bhuvanagiri or Bhongir Fort – Complete Details

Location and details of Bhuvanagiri Fort

Bhuvanagiri also known as ‘ Bhongir is located at an elevation of 609 meters above sea level. After a few years, the fort name was modified into Bhuvanagiri and is now presently called Bhongir. Bhuvanagiri is about 48 kilometers from Hyderabad and is located in the Nalgonda district. The fort is spread over a vast area of 40 acres and is 500 feet high on a hill. Apart from the Bhongir fort, the town is famous for its Beetle Leaves, Pottery, and textiles. 

The history of the Bhongir fort dates back to the 10th Century. Bhongir Fort was built by the Western Chalukya ruler named Tri-bhuvana-malla Vikramaditya VI in the 10th century. The fort was built on a single rocky hill in Bhongir with a single monolithic rock and was named Tribhuvanagiri. The fort was built on awe-inspiring rock, stone boundary wall steps through the granite archways, and crumbling stucco ruins.  

Bhuvanagiri is an isolated monolithic rock that has a uniquely egg-shaped hump. The fort is protected with two-entry points by huge rocks. The unique egg-shaped construction with heavy rocks covered the two entry points. It was the place where soldiers were always ready to attack when the enemy invades. 

The fort has a huge underground chamber, an armory, stables, trap doors, etc. All these historic items can be viewed even today that capture the visitor’s attention. The steps to reach from the bottom to the top of the hill are not damaged even after all these years. One can have a thrilling experience by climbing the hill as one can experience the excellent view of the surrounding areas from the top of the hill. 

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While climbing the hill, on the way, one can encounter the Hanuman temple as well as ponds on the way. Historians say that the fort has an underground way to the Golconda Fort. But there is no necessary evidence to prove it.

Bhongir Fort was invaded by many kings over the years. But, in the 15th century with the help of gunpowder and cannons, it was finally conquered by the Bahmani Sultans. Bahmani Sultans modified the Bhongir fort into Islamic style and were hosted by the local governor and made a prison for Qutub Shahi throne pretenders. Later in 18th century, the fort was taken over by The Qutb Shahis.

After the 18th century, with negligence and maintenance, the fort just lost its significance and got damaged. 

Rock Climbing School

Rock Climbing School at Bhongir town was established by Telangana Tourism, Govt of Telangana in association with Transcend Adventure at Bhongir, Nalgonda district, Telangana. On 6th September 2013, the school was inaugurated by the Principal Secretary of the Department of Tourism in presence of officials from the Tourism and Archeology departments.

The school curriculum has specially designed course to master the physical skills. The special curriculum and the courses are not only helping in developing a round personality but also increase initiative and risk-taking capacity and encourage critical thinking to face the fast paced world.

Rock Climbing School, Bhongir provides innovative technical and educational content to the students. Also, the teachers teaches best practices to the students. Training at Rock Climbing School, Bhongir will help to refine one’s traditional climbing skills through extensive hands-on field work and proper supervision.

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