Bhuvanagiri or Bhongir Fort

Bhuvanagiri, popularly known as ‘ Bhongir ‘ stands tall at 609 metrs above sea level. An isolated monolithic rock which has a uniquely egg-shaped hump. There is a fort with two-entry points and protected by huge rocks.

Bhongir Fort was built by the Western Chalukya ruler, Tri-bhuvana-malla Vikramaditya VI in 10th century on a single rocky hill in Bhongir with a single monolithic rock and was named as Tribhuvanagiri. But later the name was modified into Bhuvanagiri and now presently called as Bhongir. It is about 48 kilometres from Hyderabad and located in Nalgonda district. The fort is spread over 40 acres of land and is 500 feet high on a hill. Bhongir is famous for its Beetle Leaves, Pottery and textiles.

Talking about the fort, it has a unique egg-shaped construction with heavy rocks covering the two entry points where the soldiers were always ready to attack when enemy invades. A moat encircles the fort and the palace itself has a huge underground chamber, an armoury, stables, and trap doors, among others. These all can be viewed until today which grasps the visitor attention. The old steps from bottom to top of the hill are not damaged and can have thrilling experience by climbing this hill and even can have excellent view of the surrounding areas from top of the hill. There is Hanuman Temple as well as ponds on the hill. There is a talk from past that it has an underground way to the Golconda Fort which is not proved until now.

Bhongir Fort was attacked by many kings but they were unable to claim the fort, but it was finally conquered by the Bahmani Sultans in 15th century with the help of gunpowder, cannons. They modified the fort into Islamic style and were hosted by local governor and made a prison for Qutub Shahi throne pretenders. As the ages are passing the fort just lost its significance and got damaged which was not renovated since 18th century and is still in the same manner until now.The fort was built in the 10th century by the Western Chalukya Ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI in the year 1076 AD. It was thus named as Tribhuvanagiri and as time passed by its name was transformed as ‘ Bhongir ‘ as called in the present.

The splendid fort on the awe-inspiring rock, the stone boundary wall, the steps through the granite archways and the crumbling stucco ruins of that age still adorns the place. The aesthetically fortified courtsand thier ruins still intact prove that they have stood the ravages of time.

During the 15th Century the fort was ceded to the bahamani sultans and later taken over by The Qutb Shahis

They used the fort as a penitentiary for those who aspired to filch their throne.

Rock Climbing School

Rock Climbing School, Bhongir established by Telangana Tourism, Govt of Telangana in association with Transcend Adventure at Bhongir, Nalgonda district, Telangana.

It was inaugurated on 6th September 2013 by Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism in presence of officials from Tourism and Archeology departments.

The specially designed courses are not only helping in developing all round personality but also increase initiative and risk taking capacity and encourage critical thinking.

Rock Climbing School, Bhongir provides innovative technical and educational content to all levels of climbing community and teaches best practices of climbing that improve the safety.

Training at Rock Climbing School, Bhongir will help to refine one’s traditional climbing skills through extensive hands-on field work and supervised structured practice.