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Old 24th June 2009, 12:37   #1
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This sunday 5 of us, all adults went to Bhongir fort, which is about 50kms from Hyderabad, on the Warangal Highway.It was fun trekking all the way up to the top of the hill on which this fort is built. Unfortunately, we noticed that not much is being done for the upkeep of this fort.

The walls have been horribly disfigured at quite a number of places by lovers scribbling their names all over the walls, even reaching places that are impossible to reach.

Overall it was a good trip, but we made a mistake of not carrying enough water for the 5 of us, when we started the trek and you won't get drinking water at the top of the fort. This ultimately made us trek back quickly to get some life-saving water.

Car used - my friend's Zen Estillo

Won't talk much, the pics will do all the talking. For historical information about this fort, you can refer to the following link.

Bhuvanagiri, AndhraPradesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On our way
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1702.jpg

View of the fort from our car
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1708.jpg

Entering the fort
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1711.jpg

Initial steps that lead to the actual entrance...
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1718.jpg

Further steps before the actual entrance...
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1723.jpg

You can view the main entrance. It is better to go straight from there than taking left that we did.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1743.jpg

Halfway through our trek.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1744.jpg

There is a steep drop to the left which is great to view from this point... Unfortunately the actual pic didn't come good.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1746.jpg

The populated area of Bhongir town.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1753.jpg

The less populated area of Bhongir town.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1780.jpg

Halfway through and zooooooomed.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1755.jpg

These hard walls also fell prey to disfiguration.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1762.jpg

The route that we took will need this climb to reach the top.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1768.jpg

The other way, which is much easier to climb, especially for the elderly.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1782.jpg

Can you see the train? :-)
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1799.jpg

The view towards our left after we reach the top.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1805.jpg

There is moat too, of whatever is left of it. Does anyone know the source of the water here?
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1811.jpg

The actual ruins of whatever is left at the top of the hill... The back side view.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1823.jpg

Another view from the top.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1828.jpg

thanks for viewing... some more pics to follow.

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Old 24th June 2009, 12:41   #2
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Lovely set of pictures. Its a pretty imposing structure to see from the track when you travel towards Hyderabad. Pity that some of the heritage structures are not maintained well the blame lies with all of us because we dont respect them enough.
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Great pics, Saleem! I've always wanted to visit that place---have passed by many times by train and also by road on the way to Warangal.
I guess Bhongir and Bhuvanagiri are one and the same, right?
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Last November, i had seen this fort while traveling from hyd to kolkata by train.
It is at right side while going toward Vijaywada.
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Love pics saleem. Reminded me of my trip there atleast once a year during my winter vacation in school (My dad's survey camp used to be in Bhongir).

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Thanks Saleem. You have made my day as this post did revive the good old memories. Since this morning, we have been discussing Irani Chai, Hyderabadi Biryani, Sweets and now this. Man, am missing Hyderabad so much.

This was a must visit destination on our way to Yadagirigutta Temple. This fort is quite majestic.

Its sad that people have very little regard and its a shame that people write their names. Not sure what kind of kick they get, but it should be banned and I would even recommend that such people should be booked under serious offense.
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Nice pictures! These boulders look magnificent. I saw this in the distance recently, while driving. Helps me put a name to the images!
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Thank you all for your comments!

Vnabhi - You are right! Bhongir and Bhuvanagiri are the same.

Now for some more pics.

side view of the walls.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1830.jpg

Passage from the ground floor to the first floor
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1837.jpg

An ancient bathtub?
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1841.jpg

More views from the top most area, where you can climb through a narrow passage.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1859.jpg

Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1862.jpg

Probably the only intricately carved portion left in this ruins.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1861.jpg

Our descent, through the other side where there are railings and few steps.
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1885.jpg

Not a good place to walk when it rains
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1889.jpg

Still a long way to go...
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1891.jpg

The never-ending descent
Bhongir Fort - A photologue-img_1894.jpg

Finally, we reached our car and immediately we all finished 3 bottles of water. Now we know next time what to carry to the top. Hope all of you enjoyed the pics.

Cheers, have fun!
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Nice pics Saleem

So many times i saw this Landscape from the train and i never knew that its a Fort.
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Very nice pics Saleem.Some of us were also planning to go to the fort to explore it.
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Very nice pictures!!!
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Great pics Saleem - while the rocks are tricky to negotiate in the rains - the fort looks beautiful in stormy weather
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After looking at your pictures, i guess we all now need to do a TBHP Trek meet here.
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Originally Posted by saleem_k View Post
Hi All,

This sunday 5 of us, all adults went to Bhongir fort, which is about 50kms from Hyderabad, on the Warangal Highway.It was fun trekking all the way up to the top of the hill on which this fort is built. Unfortunately, we noticed that not much is being done for the upkeep of this fort.

The walls have been horribly disfigured at quite a number of places by lovers scribbling their names all over the walls, even reaching places that are impossible to reach.

Overall it was a good trip, but we made a mistake of not carrying enough water for the 5 of us, when we started the trek and you won't get drinking water at the top of the fort. This ultimately made us trek back quickly to get some life-saving water.

Car used - my friend's Zen Estillo

Won't talk much, the pics will do all the talking. For historical information about this fort, you can refer to the following link.

Bhuvanagiri, AndhraPradesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On our way
Attachment 151884

View of the fort from our car
Attachment 151885

Entering the fort
Attachment 151886

Initial steps that lead to the actual entrance...
Attachment 151887

Further steps before the actual entrance...
Attachment 151888

You can view the main entrance. It is better to go straight from there than taking left that we did.
Attachment 151889

Halfway through our trek.
Attachment 151890

There is a steep drop to the left which is great to view from this point... Unfortunately the actual pic didn't come good.
Attachment 151891

The populated area of Bhongir town.
Attachment 151892

The less populated area of Bhongir town.
Attachment 151904

Halfway through and zooooooomed.
Attachment 151893

These hard walls also fell prey to disfiguration.
Attachment 151902

The route that we took will need this climb to reach the top.
Attachment 151903

The other way, which is much easier to climb, especially for the elderly.
Attachment 151905

Can you see the train? :-)
Attachment 151906

The view towards our left after we reach the top.
Attachment 151907

There is moat too, of whatever is left of it. Does anyone know the source of the water here?
Attachment 151908

The actual ruins of whatever is left at the top of the hill... The back side view.
Attachment 151909

Another view from the top.
Attachment 151910

thanks for viewing... some more pics to follow.
That was a lovely and crisp blog.
I have seen the photos you have shared and also some in google.
Could you let me know how far up we can take a car, say a Duster 4wd, i mean is there any road trail that a car can take ?
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That was a lovely and crisp blog.
I have seen the photos you have shared and also some in google.
Could you let me know how far up we can take a car, say a Duster 4wd, i mean is there any road trail that a car can take ?
Thanks Aray.

I have not been there recently but I can say that you can't take your vehicle on the hill. The car has to be parked at the gate (which is on level ground) where you have a ticket counter and from there the trek begins so it's an all out climb. It's more of a fort than a hill. Unless you have elderly folks in your group, it is doable, fun and quite an experience.

Cheers,
Saleem.
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