If you are staying in Hyderabad and looking for a day outing, then Bhongir fort is the perfect place for trekking, rappelling and enjoying pollution-free air, peace and much more. Last weekend we planned out to visit Bhongir fort for trekking and it was an amazing trip. We head out from our home at 8:00 a.m. and reached Bhongir by 10:00 a.m. The journey itself was enjoyable as we went in a group and did lots of fun in the way itself.
Bhongir fort does not offer much to admire on its own but the trek to top is thrilling and since its very less crowded you can sit at the top of the fort and enjoy the peaceful moments. Being in IT company, I never miss any opportunity which takes me out from city hustle bustle. Sadly, the fort is not being maintained properly and there is hardly anyone to take care while trekking. There are no vendors also, neither any water source available at the top of Fort, so its better to carry a water bottle. Don’t carry much luggage because at the top the slope is high and little dangerous as well but that is the only fun 🙂
The view from fort top is breathtaking and photogenic as well. The paranomic view of Bhongir city is worth mentioning and needs one click at least. While trekking up to fort you will see several ponds. You can also do rappelling undertrained instructors. Below are some of the clicks:-
Bhongir fort has its historical importance as well. Though it might have lost its charm it still represents a magnificent piece of architecture. The Fort stands on a giant monolithic rock initially called as Tribhuvanagiri, later named as Tribhuvanagiri and eventually become Bhongir. The fort was erected by Chalukya ruler, Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI and the fort is named after him.
There is a belief that Fort has an underground chamber which is believed to be connected to be connected Golconda fort located 50 km away.
Do give a visit to this massive structure and share your experience with us.