Bhongir, Telangana

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Bhongir, Bhongiri municipality
Hyderabad city HMDA
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 Hyderabad east
 • Body Bhongir Municipality
 • MLA Pailla Shekar Reddy [2]
 • MP Burra Narsaiah
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 105,007 [1]
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 508116508116
Vehicle registration TS-05, TS-08
Bhongir Railway Station Entrance Board

Bhuvanagiri is a major municipality in India. It is located in the state of Telangana. Also called Bhongir, it is the education hub for near by mandals and lies on National Highway 163. Bhongir as a Lok Sabha constituency came into existence in 2008 as per Delimitation Act of 2002.


Bhongir 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 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 the last councilor.

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. The fort was considered practically impregnable by invading armies. It is associated with the rule of queen Rudramadevi and her grandson Prataparudra II.

A view of Bhongir fort
Bhongir Fort View

Rock Climbing School[edit]

The Tourism Department has started Rock Climbing training at Bhongir Fort. The training centre is named Rock Climbing School Bhongir. Its objective is to promote adventure tourism at the Bhongir Fort and to provide professional rock climbing training to enthusiasts. The School is offering training in Basic and Advance Rock Climbing with grades. Also 300 ft & 600 ft rappelling is available for walk for tourists. Adventure tourism has become the highlight for visiting students and corporate employees.[7][8]


Bhuvanagiri town is well connected by road and train. It is 39 km from Hyderabad, capital of Telangana state. There is a TSRTC bus stand and bus depot. Bhongir has a railway station for tourism purpose of Bhongir fort and Yadagirigutta temple. It is connected by a train from Hyderabad by Falaknuma - Bhongir MEMU train and Secunderabad - Warangal trains. The nearest International Airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.[9]

Educational institutions[edit]

Bhongir is the centre for educational institutions like schools, and colleges.

  • Mother Teresa high school
  • Gowtham Model High School
  • India mission high school
  • Montessori high school
  • Presidency group of schools
  • Bachpan New Delhi Play School
  • Sri Sai Prashanti High School
  • Chaitanya school
  • Dedeepiya High School
  • Genius e-techno School
  • Brilliant Grammar School
  • Krishnaveni Talent School
  • St.Elizabeth Concept School
  • Divya Bala High School
  • Bhagath School
  • Vignan Concept School
  • Sadhana High School
  • Aurora High School
  • Rishi High School
  • New Little Flower High School
  • Gunj High School
  • Beech Mahal High School
  • Buddha Purnima Junior College
  • Pratibha Junior College
  • Geetanjali Junior College
  • Govt Junior College
  • SSR Junior College
  • Gautami Junior College
  • TIMES education
  • SSK Degree & PG College
  • Standford Degree & PG College
  • Jaagruti Degree College
  • SLNS Degree College
  • sri Vaishanavi Junior College
  • Aurora Engineering College
  • KBR Engineering College
  • Sharadha Engineering College
  • Unity Pharmacy & PG College

Cinema halls[edit]

  • Vasundhara
  • Bhadradri
  • K.J.R
  • Omkaar
  • Neelagiri
  • Laxmi Talkies (YGT)

Well-known people[edit]

See also[edit]


Bhongir official website: Bhongir is a major municipality in Telangana State. It has around 105000 population according to 2011 census. Fort located on the monolithic rock, which is located in the middle of the town is icon of Bhongir town