Bhuvanagiri Fort

Category Historic

The Bhuvanagiri Fort stands as a testimony to the history of Telangana state, which is the epitome of many battles. This magnificent fort, which dates back nearly 3000 years, is home to many astonishing structures. Telangana is a separate state after the partition of Andhra Pradesh. Tourists visiting Telangana will be interested in visiting places like Hussain Sagar and Birla Mandir in Hyderabad as well as historical sites like Charminar and Golconda Fort. Not just in the city of Hyderabad, but in many parts of Telangana. Bhubanagiri Fort is one of the most prominent places in the Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district.

History of Bhuvanagiri Fort:

In folklore, there are many stories about the cities of Bhuvanagiri Durgam and Bhuvanagiri. A king of the Chalukya dynasty, Rajayagiri, was looking for a fort on the Mallanna Gutta. Impressed by the beauty of the mountain, King Rajagiri built a khilla at the fort. When the King Inamuliku gave Bonaiyah, who had shown such a wonderful place, he gently rejected them and requested that his name and the name of his wife Giramma be built together. Legend has it that the city that the king built on their names is today cultured in Bhuvanagiri. However, there is no historical basis for this folklore.

Historians say that Bhuvanagiri Durgam was built more than 3 thousand years ago, and that Bhuvanagiri region was ruled by everyone who ruled Telangana. However, archaeologists say that there are human settlements in the area before the Bhuvanagiri Fort. Here the medieval era burrows, arrows, stone axes, swords and tombs were uncovered. Traces of medieval human habitation, as well as human settlements of the Neolithic age, were discovered 

Bhuvanagiri Fort was a long time ruled by Qutub Shahi. Later, when the Mughals invaded Golconda in 1687, they came to power. Sarvai Pandu who was born in Telangana to a common Kalu Geetha family won the Orugal in 1708 and later took over Bhuvanagiri. Prior to his conquest of Golconda he had hid his vast treasures here at the Kalika Mata temple in the interior of the hill. There are many caves and tunnels that have not yet been discovered in the hill. Historians claim that the coins of the Vishnu Kundi period were found here.

Bhuvanagiri Fort Features:

Bhuvanagiri Fort is an ancient monument built on a monolithic rock fortress, about 47 km from the city of Hyderabad. The hill is 610 meters high and is the tallest mountain in Telangana. The mountain is an oval monolithic mountain and from the south it looks like a tortoise and a sleeping elephant from the west. This is one of the Anantagiri lines in the Balaghat lines. Bhubanagiri Fort is said to have been built during the reign of Mugla Vikramaditya, the 6th triangular dynasty of the Western Chalukya dynasty. It is named after him as the Bhuvanagiri Fort, which historians say was popular during the Kakatiyas.

The hill has southbound and southeastern passageways. The current route starts from the southwest. Bhuvanagiri Fort is the first steel gateway. It is said that the Nizam built it at his own expense. The entrance resembles that of Fateh Darwaza, the first gate of Balahisar in Golconda Fort. Tall walls and spacious rooms are visible in the architecture of Islamic culture.

The inner courtyards of the fort include horseshoes, granaries and military houses. There are many intriguing secret passageways in the fossil under the Rajaprasadas. It is said that no one has yet been able to find where these tunnels go. In addition to this, there are many stone sculptures in the vicinity of the palace, palaces, floral decorations, and Kakatiya style sculptures depicting the Chalukyas. There is a Shiva temple on the hill of Bhuvanagiri, a statue of the black Nandi, Someshwara, Bammadevara temple and a monastery under the hill. Over time we have seen some temples on the hill in
ruins and in the guttural valleys.

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How to Reach :

By Air

The nearest Airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)

By Train

The nearest Railway station is Bhongir(BG)

By Road

Bhuvanagiri is well connected by roadways. it is very near to NH163. Frequent bus facility is available from Hyderabad,Nalgonda,Hanmakonda and Warangal too.