THURSDAY CHALLENGE for Fun and Learning’s theme for this Thursday ‘Movement’ brought back memories of a beautiful morning of an weekend trip from almost two years ago.
Most vivid of them all – pristine white, fluffy clouds floating by against the backdrop of a lovely clear blue sky.
May be it was the vast open countryside, may be it was the breeze or may be just an illusion… those clouds seemed to be moving at great speeds. In fact, as I stood there at the top of the stairs and gazed around, everything seemed to be moving…the citadel ruins, the little town down below, the fields, Ginger and Buddy running around exploring the hills…
To this day, I do not know if it was all just in my head or I have had an acute attack of vertigo from acrophobia!
Chalukya King Vikramaditya had built the citadel ‘Bhongir Fort’ on this hill which is more than 500 feet (150 m) high and spread across approximately 40 acres. According to legend, there once was an underground corridor connecting Bhongir Fort to Golconda Fort which was the stronghold of the Nizams right in the heart of the city of Hyderabad.
Bhongir Fort lies in ruins today. The town is a bustling hub of small-time business. And to be honest, it isn’t as pretty as it looks from up there on the citadel ruins!