Many of India’s past heritage structure have lost their charm with changes in time but to this day they still represent magnificent pieces of architecture. The Bhongir fort in Nalgonda district of Telangana is one such structure. It is a massive impregnable structure erected by Chalukya ruler, Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI and the fort is named after him. Bhongir fort’s history is traced back to the 10th century. Initially it was called Tribhuvanagiri, renamed later as Bhuvanagiri and eventually it has become Bhongir Fort. The town of Bhuvanagiri/Bhongir derives its name from this splendid fort, which stands on a monolithic rock.
It is spread across an impressive area of 50 acres at a height of around 500 feet over the top an enormous rock formation. It resembles an unusual egg-shape structure along with two main entry points inturn covered with huge rocks. The fort that is encircled in a moat has underground chamber that is believed to be connect Golconda fort located 50 km away. The fort also witnessed a glorious period under queen Rudramadevi and her grandson Prataparudra’s rule.
After scaling the highest point, the Bhongir fort offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire region. Visitors can find an impressive collection of armory, stables, trap doors and other tools of historical interest. The fort also has a Hanuman temple and many ponds at the hilltop. Tourism department and adventure enthusiasts offer special trekking tours to ascend the fort. Bhongir fort is considered a popular tourist destination in Telangana and coupled with a thrilling climbing experience, can you ask for more? History exploration and adventure combined into one, Bhuvanagiri is connected well by roads and train. It is located at a distance of 48 km from state capital, Hyderabad.