The Bhongir fort stands on a single hill more than 500 feet above the ground and spreads over an area of 40 acres. The architecture of the fort is one of its kinds with oval-shaped construction and two entry points.
The fort is well fortified with moat surrounding it. There are underground chambers, trap doors, some secret places for weapon storage and stables, which you can find in and around the fort premises. There are one or two ponds with lotuses still growing in it and pretty deep wells on the hill. It really amazes you to see these water bodies on a solid rock, which was the source of water, used for drinking and other domestic purposes during those days.
The architecture of the fort was very well designed and fortified. You can observe that the old turrets were built for spears, arrows and the later ones for silent guns. The stone stairways stand as strong as they were during the time it was built. There is a statue of Sardar Sarvai Papanna, a monarch belonging to Goud community, at the bottom of the hill near the entrance. He was a brave warrior who ruled the Telangana region and fought the Mughal rulers. Once covered with forests on all sides, today, you can see the concrete forest at the foot of the hill. There are some small dwellings that came up at the bottom of this hill fort.
Once you climb up the hill, you ll get a panoramic view of Bhongir and the surroundings lush green fields. To reach the fort, you can either climb the stairway or trek the steep rocks. If you are looking for an adventure, then trekking on the steep rocks is real fun. Trekking way to the fort takes about an hour and is real fun. The more you explore the more exciting things you can discover.