Bhongir Fort History: Everything You Should Know About It

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Just 50 km away from Hyderabad is a magnificent fort that combines both heritage and fun activities to bring out an experience like never before. This fort is called Bhongir Fort also known as Bhuvangir Fort is situated on the Warangal-Hyderabad highway in a small town in the Nalgonda district in the 29th state of India, Telangana. Bhongir Fort’s history is rich in Indian culture and the way it has now transformed into an adventure activity place along with an early morning trek has made it to the top list of city people in Hyderabad. 

Bhongir Fort Details 
LocationKummarivada Bhuvanagiri, Yadadri, Bhuvanagiri, Telangana 508116
Built byChalukya ruler, Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI 
Other namesTribhuvanagiriBhuvanagiri
Entry FeesRs 5 and Rs 10
Timings 10 AM- 4:30 PM
Source- Love, Life, and Beyond

History of Bhongir Fort

Bhvangiri Fort has witnessed many dynasties and has been encompassed for centuries. Scroll through to know the history of Bhongir Fort and the dynasties that stood on this land. 

  • Chalukya Dynasty In the 10th century, the Chalukya dynasty saw traces of Bhongir Fort. It is because of the strategic importance that this fort holds for settling a whole dynasty. Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI built the Bhuvangiri fort. 
  • Kakatiya Dynasty- The architectural development of the Bongir fort was played mostly by the Kakatiya dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries. 
  • Delhi Sultanate- Alauddin Bahman Shah, was the leader of the Delhi Sultanate and in the 14th century, he took over Bhongir Fort to turn it into a military outpost. 
  • Qutb Shahi Dynasty with the end of Bahman’s reign, the Deccan area was majorly taken over by the Qutb Shahi Dynasty which led to the further expansion of this fort. 
  • Mughal Empire- In India, there is rarely any place untouched by the Mughal Empire, and so is Bhongir Fort. After annexing the Golconda Sultanate, Aurangzeb took over this strategic location and increased its area. 
  • Nizams of Hyderabad- The Asaf Jahi Dynasty was the successor of the Delhi Sultanate. After defeating them they used this place as their defense infrastructure. 

This fort has witnessed the rule of different kinds and conflicts to get a chance to make it their own. One of the primary reasons this fort was fought for was its strategic location for the importance of the military. 

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Source- Telangana Today

How to reach Bhongir Fort?

You can easily reach Bhuvangiri/ Bhongir Fort very easily through any mode of transportation. Below are the ways you can travel there with details of the prices. 

By Air

Nearest AirportRajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)
PriceFrom Delhi- Rs. 8,000From Mumbai- Rs. 6,000From Kolkata- Rs. 10,000From Bangalore- Rs. 6,499
Time From Delhi- 3 hrs.From Mumbai- 2 hrs.From Kolkata- 2 hrs 10 minFrom Bangalore- 1 hr

By Train

Nearest Railway StationBhongir Railway Station (BG)
PriceFrom Delhi- Rs. 2,000From Mumbai- Rs. 2,000From Kolkata- Rs. 4,000From Bangalore- Rs. 1,000
Time From Delhi- 26 hrs 38 minsFrom Mumbai- 12 hrs 50 minsFrom Kolkata- 25 hrs 55 minsFrom Bangalore- 8 hrs.

By Car

Bhuvanagiri is well connected by roadways. it is very near to NH163. Frequent bus facilities are available from Hyderabad, Nalgonda, Hanmakonda, and Warangal too. You can either visit Hyderabad and rent a car or you can come on your vehicle as well. 

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Heritage Meets Adventure

Certain adventure activities lie in backpacking trips, hiking, and trekking, which are breathers for people doing jobs. This fort is an absolute treasure for such people. It combines historical sites with adventure activities to increase the levels of endorphins. 

RappellingRs. 850/ adult
Entry TicketRs 10, AdultsRs 5, Kids below 10 years

Adventure activities are the core of the development of the fort. Its height gives it the perfect edge to stand tall and attract tourism. It is situated in a unique rock shaped in the form of an egg and the height of this Bhongir fort is 500 feet. 

It offers tourists a blend of activities like starting the hike from the ground till the end of it, and on reaching the top they can also rappel. It is not a long hike but a half-day hike near Hyderabad to enjoy the weekend.

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Nearest Cities to Visit

If you are someone who has come here and is looking to do more things than just the hike and rappel, then you can cover the cities near it. 

Nearest Cities to Bhongir Fort with Distance
Hyderabad 49 KM
Nalgonda70 KM
Warangal 99 KM
Suryapet 10 KM
Khammam 164 KM
Nizamabad 181 KM


How old is Bhongir Fort?

The magnificent fort of Bhongir dates back nearly 3000 years, it was built in the 10th century. 

Can we climb Bhongir Fort?

Yes, it is a hike of half a day that you can do on the weekends. 

How many villages are there in Bhongir?

There are about 26 villages in the Bhongir mandal along with 16 mandals. 

Which district is Bhongir Mandal in?

Bhongir is a Town and Mandal (sub-division of a district responsible for the administration) in Nalgonda District of Telangana. 

Which state is Bhuvanagiri in?

Bhuvangri is a town in the 29th state of India, Telangana. In Bhuvangiri mandal there is a population of 103,538. 

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