Bhongir Fort History, Timings, Images – How to Reach Bhuvanagiri
‘Uluru’ a majestic rock formation found in the Northern Territory Region of Australia is visited by thousands of travelers and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site as well. What if we tell you that a quite similar rock formation is present in India also? Fascinating, right?
We are talking about the majestic Bhongir Fort. In this blog, we are going to talk about Bhongir Fort Temple history and also tell you about the Bhongir Fort Temple Timings so that you don’t miss out on observing the fort that stood as resistance to invaders.
Situated in the Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana, there is a magnificent piece of architecture named the Bhongir Fort Temple. A million years old egg-shaped Batholith rock hill crowned with a man-made historic fort is no less than a wonder. The Batholith rock is a nature’s disposition that forms from cooled magma deep in Earth’s crust. This unique rock is locally known as ‘Eka Sila’.
The Rock which can be seen in Bhuvanagiri Fort Temple images is 72km long and rise above 500 feet above the ground level. On the top of the rock formation, Bhongir fort can be found. The fort is one of the earliest forts in Deccan and was fabricated in 1076 AD by Chalukya ruler – Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI.
If you are looking for a one-day trip in Hyderabad and fond of Historical monuments then Bhongir Fort is the right choice for you. The fort is scattered over an area of 50 Acres with two entry points. There is a rumor that the underground chambers of the fort are connected with Golconda Fort located 50 km away. The fort also has a Hanuman Temple and is loaded with joyful monkeys. Along with this, there are several ponds at the hilltop.
Rock Climbing in Bhongir Fort
Till now we have talked about the interesting architectural features of the Fort. Another attraction of Bhongir Fort is the thrilling climbing experience offered by Telangana Tourism Department. People with an attitude of adventure and a zest to live on an edge must give a shot and get some rock-climbing sessions at Bhongir Fort.
A noteworthy feature of Rock Climbing School at Bhongir is that the youngest girl to climb Mt. Everest – Poorna Malvath was trained here. There are multiple course packages offered including Basic Rock Climbing, Advance Rock Climbing, Weekend Adventure Course, and Adventure Day Outing where you can give a taste of bouldering. For booking and queries purpose regarding fun activities, balancing on the rock and rappling you can visit the official website of Telangana Tourism Department or contact the official representative – Mr Parmesh Kumar @ +91-9666088821
What is the history of Bhongir Fort?
The Bhongir fort temple history dates back to 11th Century. As per the inscriptions in the fort, the fort was constructed under the reign of Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. The Fort was named after him. Later, the fort was passed to Kakatiya Dynasty. Bhongir fort flourished under the rule of the famous Kakatiya Queen, Rudramadevi. A Venetian Traveller – Marco Polo visited the site in around 1289 CE and wrote about her prowess in his autobiography.
Further, the fort was succeeded by her grandson – Prataprudra. In 1303 AD, Alauddin Khilji attacked the fort to ravage the Kakatiya Dynasty but was defeated under the rule of Prataprudra. Over the next two decades, the dynasty faced multiple attacks and due to a shortage of supply of food, Prataprudra surrendered in front of the enemy in 1323 AD.
The fall of Kakatiya Dynasty resulted in the formation of multiple small kingdoms. One such kingdom was Musunuri Nayakas which initiated a revolt against Tughlaqs and established their kingdom in 1325 AD. The Bhongir fort temple history states that the fort was of extreme importance from a military point of view for Musunuri Nayakas. In around the 15th Century, the fort was given to Bahamani Sultans. With the advancement in Artillery Technology, the fort lost its importance and was abandoned by the 17th century. During this time, the fort was ruled by Qutub Shahis, Mughals, Nizams, and Britishers. The fort was also used as a prison in past.
Bhongir Fort Temple Timings
The Timings of Bhongir fort of Bhuvanagiri fort is from 10AM to 5PM.
How to reach Bhuvanagiri?
The Bhongir fort in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri District is easily accessible by road. The distance from Hyderabad to Yadadri Bhuvanagiri District is around 50km and you can travel by both bus and train. Also, the road condition is pretty good so traveling by bus is a pretty good option. You can check the more historical places in Telangana here..
Traveling 50 km by bus from Hyderabad via NH163 will take around 1H 20 M. A couple of trains also make a stop here. You will require an entrance ticket costing INR 10 to explore the amazing fort located on top of magnificent monolithic stone. It would take around 45 minutes to walk to get on top of the hilltop. From the top of the hill, you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. If the timings work out, witnessing the sunset from the top is the joy of joys. Book your train tickets from Bhongir to Hyderabad Here.