Trekking At Medak Fort
The Medak Fort is one of the most challenging trekking spots in Hyderabad. Perched at a height of about 442 meters above sea level and sprawling across an area of about 100 acres, the Medak Fort offers a moderate trek for the trekking enthusiasts.
But one has to climb hundreds of steps (more than 500 steps) to reach the top of Medak Fort. The trek through the hilly stretches of land is a bit challenging. The 12th century old Medak Fort and its surroundings will take you to a ride along the times of Nizams. On the way, you can see a beautiful lake, a warehouse and a barrack of the Medak fort. You will be dumbfounded at the mind-blowing Hindu and Islamic designs and patterns that beautify the Medak Fort. The trek seems more worthwhile as you reach the top and watch the stunning view of the Medak town and the spectacular landscape around it.
Major Attractions of the Place
- Medak Cathedral : This Gothic-style cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of the Church of South India and is considered as the largest church in entire Asia, also the second largest in the world.
- Warangal Saraswathi Temple : Dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi Devi, the Warangal Saraswathi Temple is renowned for Aksharaabyasa for children.
- Edupalaya Vana Durga Bhavani Temple : It is a unique temple dedicated to Goddess Durga where the idol is situated in the middle of seven streams.
- Poocharam Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary : Poocharam Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful picnic spot to play with water as well as to spot a variety species of birds and animals.
- Edithanur Cave : The Edithanur caves dates back to the Neolithic era and is famous for amazing rock paintings.
- Singur Dam : The Singur Dam is declared as a national wildlife reserve and is home to numerous water birds.
Speciality of the Place
- Medak district in the state of Telangana served as a part of Nizam princely State in the 20th century, before independence.
- Dating back to the 12th century, the Medak Fort was built by Pratapa Rudra, an emperor of the Kakatiya Dynasty.
- The Medak Fort was earlier known as Methuku Durgam.
- The Medak Fort blends together both Hindu and Islamic style of architecture.
- Exploring the Medak Fort.
Way to Reach
By Air : Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport to Medak Fort which is situated at a distance of 144 Km.
By Rail : Kammereddy Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Medak Fort which is situated at a distance of 49.8 Km.
By Road : Medak Bus Station is the nearest bus station to Medak Fort which is situated at a distance of 2.8 Km.