Bhongir, Telangana

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Bhongir, Bhongiri municipality
Bhongir Fort
Bhongir Fort
Bhuvanagiri is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°31′N 78°53′E / 17.51°N 78.89°E / 17.51; 78.89Coordinates: 17°31′N 78°53′E / 17.51°N 78.89°E / 17.51; 78.89
Country India
State Telangana
District Nalgonda
 • Body Bhongir Municipality
 • MLA Pailla Shekar Reddy [2]
 • MP Burra Narsaiah
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 50,407 [1]
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 508116
Vehicle registration TS-05
Bhongir Railway Station Entrance Board

Bhuvanagiri is a major municipality in Nalgonda district of India. It is located in the states of Telangana. It lies on the National Highway 163. Bhongir is a Lok Sabha constituency came into existence in 2008 as per Delimitation Act of 2002.


Bhongir or Bhuvanagiri is located at 17°30′39″N 78°53′20″E / 17.5108°N 78.8889°E / 17.5108; 78.8889.[3] It has an average elevation of 329 metres (1,079 ft).


The municipal area covers 9.63 km². As of 2011 India census,[4] Bhongir had a population of 50,407.[5] Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhongir has an average literacy rate of 70%, less than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 78% and female literacy of 61%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Bhongir or Bhuvanagiri is a beautiful town and a municipality in Nalgonda district in the state of Telangana, India. It is part of (Telangana region).

Bhongir Municipality Population - 50,407 as per 2011 census, an area covering 9.63 km². Bhongir is famous for its fort, which has had a significant history since the time of Kakatheeyas.

Bhongir has 30 wards. It is a municipality with 1 chairman and 29 councillors. Barre Jahngir (2009 - 2011) is tha last councillor for Bhongir in Telangana State.

Bhongir fort[edit]

Bhongir Fort was built on an isolated monolithic rock by the Western Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI and was thus named after him as Tribhuvanagiri.[6] This name gradually became Bhuvanagiri and subsequently Bhongir. At the foot of the fortified rocks 609.6 meters above the sea level stands the town of Bhongir, it has a unique egg-shaped construction with two entry points protected by huge rocks, so the fort was considered practically impregnable by invading armies.

The splendid historical fort with the awe-inspiring rock and the aesthetically fortified courts which have stood the ravages of time stir the imagination of tourists. A moat that encircles the fort, a vast underground chamber, trap doors, an armoury, stables, ponds, wells etc., make for interesting viewing. The view from the top of the surrounding countryside can be impressive. The Bala Hisar or citadel on the top of the hill gives a bird's eye view of the neighbouring area. The fort is associated with the rule of queen Rudramadevi and her grandson Prataparudra. Rumour has it that there once was an underground corridor connecting Bhongir Fort to Golconda Fort.

This Town is strategically located around the 'Bhongir Hill'. The Hill has a fort built in the period of the King Vikramaditya. The Hill is more than 500 feet high spread about 40 acres. The old steps from bottom of the Hill to the Top are still intact. One can have a great experience by climbing the hill and having a bird's view of the Town and surrounding Villages. The Hill also has a 'Hanuman Temple' on it. The Stone Hill also have few Ponds on top it. One such pond is shown in side photo. The Town is Famous for its Beetle Leaves, Pottery and textiles. A new website * [1] gives an updated information on the area.

A view of Bhongir fort
Bhongir Fort View

Rock Climbing School[edit]

Tourism has stated Rock Climbing training at Bhongir Fort. The training centre is named as Rock Climbing School Bhongir, with an objective of promoting adventure tourism at Bhongir Fort and to provide professional rock climbing training to enthusiast. The School is offering training in Basic and Advance Rock Climbing with grades. Also 300 ft & 600 ft rappelling available for walk in tourist. Outward bound training for school students and corporates using adventure as base is highlight of the Rock Climbing Centre over here.[7][8]


Bhuvanagiri is well connected with roads and train root. It is 48 km from Hyderabad, capital of Telangana. There is an TSSRTC bus stand. It has a railway station. It is connected by a train from Hyderabad Falaknuma - Bhongir MEMU train, Secunderabad Secunderabad - Warangal Route trains. Nearest International Airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.hyd, Hyderabad located 69 km from Bhongir.


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