Rappelling at Bhongir Fort

Bhongir Fort is located in Nalgonda district at a distance of 150km from Hyderabad.

Rappelling at the fort is run by the Rock Climbing School run by Shekhar Babu, who summited Mt. Everest in 2007 and currently leads expedition to Everest. Shekhar has trained Poorna, the youngest girl who summited Everest at the age of 13 (Bollywood movie Poorna)

Rock Climbing School at Bhongir, R — Shekhar Babu (light blue) with aspiring mountaineer Bhatia

Reaching Bhongir around noon, we collected the ropes and made our way to the top.

gloves, walkie talkies and ropes

Walking up the fort

Throwing down the ropes

We were led by Saurabh Aggarwal and Bharath Thammineni, who had to unfortunately return back from 24000ft on climbing Mt. Everest due to earthquake during April 2015.

Saurabh finished his Ironman Sweden on August 16, 2014 in 14:37 hrs becoming the first Indian to finish Ironman Sweden.

Bharath is script writer, movie Director in making from Telangana, passionate about movies he makes to such a level that he has a goal to climb 7 summits of the world just to make justice to his script of a love story movie which revolves around mountaineering by getting first hand feeling.

Saurabh was the first to rappel, leading the way and guiding us

Descending the Fort

Clicking pictures of others after I made my way down

After the rappelling, we headed to a village near Bhongir to have Palm Wine (popularly known in the local language as Kallu)

Fresh Kallu from the trees

Having Kallu

Bonus — finding this next morning!

Perks of adventures with Shekhar, Saurabh and Bharath around