Places to Visit Near Hyderabad
Route Maps
Road Distance Guide Maps

Medak Fort

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.

Medak Fort is basically a bastion built on a small hill which served as a vantage point for the Kakatiyan kings in ancient India. The fort was built in the 12th century during the regime of the Kakatiyan monarch, Prataparudra.

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.

tag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1417419205614-0'); });

Last Updated on 12 July 2013