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Tourism in Bhongir

Bhongir is famous for pottery, beetle leaves and textiles. Bhongir also has a lot to offer you if you love to learn about forts, architecture and history! You must have heard about Bhongir Fort built by Western Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. It was in fact also named after him and was called Tribhuvanagiri. The name gradually changed to Bhuvanagiri and much later to Bhongir!

Bhongir Fort

Bhongir Tourism

Well, once you land in Bhongir, you must first visit the Bhongir fort --- the signature tourist destination of this place. It is built of isolated monolithic rock. It is constructed in the shape which resembles that of an egg. The fort comprises of two entry points that are protected by huge rocks. This made the fort safe and quite difficult to be invaded by any army.

The courts inside the fort are fortified and are beautifully decorated. A moat encircles the fort. Then , there is an underground chamber, stables, wells and ponds along with an armoury. Interesting viewing indeed!

Bhongir Fort

There is also a statue of Sardar Sarvai Papanna at the bottom of the hill. This statue is of a monarch belonging to Goud community. He was a monarch belonging to Goud community - a brave warrior who ruled the region of Telangana and fought bravely with Mughal rulers.

View of Surrounding Areas from Bhongir Fort

Bhongir town is situated around Bhongir hill (500 ft. high). The view from the top of the hill (from the citadel or Bala Hisar) gives you a glimpse of the whole city and looks quite mesmerising! Some people believe that there was an underground corridor which connected Bhongir Fort to Golconda Fort. The old steps from bottom of the hill to the top of the hill are still intact and you can climb up the hill using these stairs.

History of Bhongir Fort

The fort was built in the 10th century. The fort was built by Western Chalukya rulerTribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. Bhongir fort was built during the time of King Vikramaditya. Queen Rudramadevi and her grandson Prataparudra have ruled from this fort.

Temples in Bhongir

Hanuman Temple on Bhongir Hill

There is a Hanuman temple on the top of the hill along with few ponds too. Devotees visit the temple, especially on Tuesdays, to offer prayers to the Almighty.

Adventure Tourism: Rock Climbing School in Bhongir

It is not only a historical extravaganza that awaits you at Bhongir fort. There is lot of adventure too awaiting you! The Tourism department has started Rock Climbing training at Bhongir Fort. At this Rock Climbing School in Bhongir, you can try learning professional rock climbing. Training offered in this school includes ---
  • Basic and Advance Rock Climbing with grades
  • 300 feet and 600 feet rappelling for walk-in tourists
  • Training for school students and Corporate

The District Tourism Department organized many cultural and literary programmes such as drawing and essay writing competitions for school students in Bhongir Fort on World Tourism Day. The programme aims to highlight various tourist destinations in the district and also make people aware about historical significance of Bhongir Fort.

Other Temples in Bhongir

Other religious places and temples to visit in Bhongir include Hanuman Mandir,
Vasavi Karryakaparameshwari temple, Santoshi Maa Temple, Pacchalakatta Someshwaralay temple and Sai Baba temple.

Ananthagiri near Bhongir

Ananthagiri is a biggest Gram Panchayat in the Kodad Mandal and Nalgonda district of Telangana. The place is also referred to as Hanumantha-Giri. Gradually, people began calling the place as Ananthagiri. You will love to witness more than 100 Lord Hanuman vigrahas at this place and nearby villages! The place is also rich in mineral resources and is near Kodad. The nearest Highway is NH-65 from where Kodad is about 7 kms.

Hotels in Bhongir

There are many lodges and hotels in Bhongir which are affordable. You will have a comfortable stay in these hotels if you get your rooms booked in advance.

Hotel Sankalp
Warangal Highway, Maskunta Village,
Raigiri, Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9247037777

Hotel Vivera
Survey No 28, National Highway 163, Bypass Road,
Warangal High Way, Near Yadagiri Gutta
Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9505848429

Country Club
Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9866288169

The Ranch Resorts
Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116, Anantharam Village,
Near Bibi Nagar Toll Gate,
Near Vathsalya Engineering College
Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9849658123, +(91)-8685-645494

Hotel Shilpa
House No 1-4-297, Main Road,
Near Meena Nagar
Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9848349161

Shiva Lodge
Yagagiri Gutta Main Road, Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9247296576, +(91)-8685-236711

Hare Krishna Resorts
H No 3-92/1, Vadaparthy Village,
(Behind Vadaparthy Rice Mill) Nalgonda Dist
Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9948051980

S.V. Hotel Lodge
Opposite Swathi Deluxe
Hyd Road, Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-8685-243029, +(91)-8685-232400

Lucky Lodge
Door No 1-8-169-177, Quila Nagar
Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9000590899

Sri Chakra Lodge
Main Road, Bhongir, Nalgonda - 508116
Phone: +(91)-9290827769

Well, if you visit Bhongir, do visit Bhongir Fort which is spread across 40 acres! Old turrets in the fort were built for spears, arrows and later ones were built for silent guns. Bhongir Fort relates the history of the place to you. An architectural marvel indeed!

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