Medak Fort is situated in Medak district in Andhra Pradesh, approximately 90 kilometers from the capital city of Hyderabad. The fort lies to the north of this famous city and the place may be reached by tourists by either roads or rail. Medak Fort is a major landmark left behind by the powerful Kakatiyan dynasty.
The fort was originally known as Methuku durgam, which denotes cooked rice in the Tamil language. It acted as a commanding post for the Kakatians and later, for the Qutub Shahis.
Thus the fort boasts an impressive historical and architectural legacy. The site has stood testimony to numerous wars over 5 centuries.
Medak Fort is noted for its architectural magnificence. Strategically located, it ensured anticipatory advantage over aggressors. The fort has three entrances decorated by lion and elephant sculptures.
Medak Fort also incorporates a mosque constructed during the Qutub Shahi regime. The height gives one a breathtaking view of the town and the surrounding regions.
This ancient fort encapsulates the glory of the past.
Medak Fort is one of the important historical sites of Hyderabad city.
Last Updated on 12 July 2013