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Medak Fort and Cathedral

Medak Fort

The Medak Fort lies in Medak town which is the district headquarters of Medak District. The fort was initially known as 'Methuku Durgam' and was constructed in the 12th century by the Kakatiyan rulers. Later, several modifications and renovations were done to the structure by the Qutub Shahi rulers. The architecture of the fort represents a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles.

Medak Images

Historical Attractions

Places to Visit in Medak Fort

  • Hill fort built by Kakatiyas in 12th Century
  • Three main entrances - Prathama Dwaram, Simha Dwaram, Gaja Dwaram
  • The huge boundary walls of the fort have several bastions
  • Mubarak Mahal
  • Qutb Shahi Mosque
  • Carved inscriptions
  • 3.2m long cannon

Attractions of Medak Church

  • The church was consecrated on 25th December, 1924
  • One of the largest churches in South India, can accommodate 5000 people at a time
  • The cathedral Diocese is second largest in the world and single largest in Asia
  • The mosaic tiles were imported from Britain and are of six different colours
  • Massive pillars built with fine-hewn and well dressed grey stone
  • The roof of the church has an impressive style of vaulting and is made sound-proof
  • The bell tower is 175 feet high

Address of Medak Fort

Medak Fort and Cathedral are located in Medak town which is in Medak district of Telangana state, India - 502001.

How to Reach

Medak town is headquarters of Medak district and is located 100 km north-west of Hyderabad.

  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 100 km, Nanded - 190 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hyderabad
  • Nearest Bus station: Medak
  • Nearest Railway Station: Mirzapali - 25 km
  • Transport: Medak town is well connected by road from Hyderabad city. Frequent buses available from Hyderabad.
  • Where to Stay

    Budget hotels available at Medak town. For luxury hotels, stay at Hyderabad city.

    Best Season & Time to Visit

    Summer season is to be avoided because of increased temperatures.

    Things to Take Care

    The cathedral is open to public visit in weekdays, but on Sunday and night time it is use for Church services.

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