Rs 50 cr for transforming Bhongir as tourist place: Chandulal

Rs 50 cr for transforming Bhongir as tourist place: Chandulal

Bhongir Fort in Nalgonda will be developed into a favorite tourist and adventure destination by the Tourism & Archeology departments. The State government has decided to spend Rs 50 crore for developing this monolith mountain, Tourism & Culture Minister A Chandulal today said.

During a review meeting with officials at Secretariat here on Tuesday, the minister said a rope-way will be put in place and related works will begin in four weeks. The meeting focused on the facilities and infrastructure. The meeting was attended by Minister G Jagadish Reddy, local MP Dr Boora Narsaiah Goud, Government Advisor KV Ramana Chary, Tourism secretary B Venkatesham and Commissioner Christina Z Chongthu, Archeology Director Vishalakshi and officials.

Through ropeway, the tourists can see the prominence of the Bhongir Fort and structural beauty and elegance of the construction. The Fort which falls between the historic Golconda and Warangal Forts has historic significance and the government has decided to turn it into a tourist and adventure destination in Telangana, Chandulal maintained. As part of the program, adventure sports training will be imparted at the Bhongir fort to youth who aim to scale Mount Everest, he said. The fort depicts the rare arts of the ages of Kings and monumental wonder that will sure attract tourists from India and abroad.

It was also decided to construct suitable accommodation facility, meditation centre, museum, sound and lighting show, laser show, he stated. The fort is spread in 40 acres comprising an enticing monolith mountain, strong stone walls, tough arches, zeal and zest of the Kings encouraged arts and expertise of sculptors, wealth of statues. The historic magnificence of the Bhuvanagiri (popular as Bhongir) will be shown to the tourists and posterity, Chandulal maintained. (NSS)