Bhongir is a rustic town located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in the Telangana region, in the Nalconda District. Tourists from everywhere flock to Bhongir mainly to visit the famous Bhongir fort, which was constructed during the Kakatiya Empire. Located around forty eight kilometers (48 km) from the city of Hyderabad, Bhongir was a stronghold of the Chalukyas, and this gives the town of Bhongir the importance that it evokes among lovers of history. You can visit the town of Bhongir in order to visit the ancient Bhongir fort that has many patrons, due to its sheer withstanding capabilities as time has hardly weathered this historical fort. The Bhongir fort is located on top of a monolithic rock structure, which has a height of around five hundred feet (500 ft). Constructed by the ruler Tri Bhuvana Malla Vikram Aditya VI, the Bhongir fort is a vast structure that has many underground chambers and a large moat surrounding the entire fort. The Bhongir fort also has many trap doors and ponds, stables and wells, and this is one of the main reasons why tourists flock to see this once impregnable fortress.You can also visit the Hanuman Temple that is located on top of the hill and a temple dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy which is located at a distance of thirteen kilometers from Bhongir.
Category : Historical
Time Zone: UTC + 5:30 Hours
STD Code: 8685
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Best Time to Visit: Oct – Mar
The Bhongir fort stands on a single hill more than 500 feet above the ground and spreads over an area of 40 acres. The architecture of the fort is one of its kinds with oval-shaped construction and two entry points.The fort is well fortified with moat surrounding it. There are underground chambers, trap doors, some secret places for weapon storage and stables, which you can find in and around the fort premises. There are one or two ponds with lotuses still growing in it and pretty deep wells on the hill. It really amazes you to see these water bodies on a solid rock, which was the source of water, used for drinking and other domestic purposes during those days.The architecture of the fort was very well designed and fortified. You can observe that the old turrets were built for spears, arrows and the later ones for silent guns. There are some small dwellings that came up at the bottom of this hill fort.Once you climb up the hill, you ll get a panoramic view of Bhongir and the surroundings lush green fields. To reach the fort, you can either climb the stairway or trek the steep rocks. If you are looking for an adventure, then trekking on the steep rocks is real fun. Trekking way to the fort takes about an hour and is real fun. The more you explore the more exciting things you can discover.
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By Air : The nearest airport is in Hyderabad too, and air fares may range around Rs 1500 to 6000, depending on the distance covered.
By Train : The nearest major railway station to the town on Bhongir is the Hyderabad Railway Station. Trains to all major Indian cities and towns will be available from the Hyderabad Railway Station, including trains to Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. You can take a cab or bus from Hyderabad to reach Bhongir as cab travel will normally cost only around Rs 600 – 1000. Train fares may range around 200-1800 Rs depending on the class of travel.
By BUS : A lot of buses ply to the town of Bhongir as the town is located exactly along the Warangal Highway (NH 202). You can opt for either air conditioned buses or non air conditioned deluxe buses while travelling to Bhongir, as both these types are available for the public. Private bus operators and public operators both provide excellent services, but private buses may charge more than public buses do. Charges for bus travel from Hyderabad and Warangal may range around Rs 100 to 500. Buses are also available to other major towns and cities in the state.
By Taxi : You can take a cab or bus from Hyderabad to reach Bhongir as cab travel will normally cost only around Rs 600 – 1000. Train fares may range around 200-1800 Rs depending on the class of travel.
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