Bhuvanagiri Fort


Bhuvanagiri Fort Overview

Ranked 7 of 25 sightseeing in Nalgonda

The fort of Bhuvanagiri or Bhongir was built by the Chalukya ruler named Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya, in the 12th century AD. The fort is spread over in an area of 40 acres and is stands on a hill, more than 500 ft above ground level. The fort is popular for its architecture and geometric structure.

The Bhuvanangiri Fort has an oval shaped architecture and two entry points. The fort is properly fortified with a moat, to make it impregnable. It also has underground chambers, trap doors, secret places for weapon storage and stables. The fort houses two ponds and a few deep wells.

A statue of Sardar Sarvai Panappa, the monarch of the Goud community and onetime ruler of this fort and surrounding regions, is situated at the bottom of the hill, near the entrance of the fort. To reach the top of the fort, one can either take the stairway, or trek along a steep track.

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