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Medak, India

Medak is a town in the Medak district of the state of Telangana. This city is located at a distance of about 100 KM from the capital city of Hyderabad. Medak has a very fascinating history associated with it. The initial name of the town is believed to be Siddapuram, which was later changed to 'Gulshanabad'. This town was flourishing at during the reign of Kakatiya dynasty. In fact, Pratapa Rudra, the Kakatiya king built a citadel built around Medak to protect this town from any type of invasion. The citadel was built over a hillock and was named 'Methukurdurgam', also known as Methukuseema by the locals. 'Methuku' is a Telugu word meaning cooked grains of rice. Medak tour will give you information about this town's historical as well as present aspects. So, book any of the Medak holiday packages offered at and enjoy memorable holiday!


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:29°C- 40°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -325 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Medak

Edupayala Durga Bhavani Gudi:
Located in the town of Medak, it is a holy shrine dedicated to Goddess Durga Bhavani, very near to the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. This is also the spot from where the River Manjeera gets divide into seven streams that later come together at a different spot.

Medak fort:
It is an ancient fort, which was built by the Kakatiyan rulers to protect the city from invaders. It is located in Medak district and around 100 KM away from Hyderabad. It is known to have been built in the 12th century by Maharaja Pratap Rudra and was also called as 'Methuku Durgam'.

Papikondalu or the Papi Hills in Telangana is apparently equivalent in its natural beauty to Kashmir. Papikondalu is located very close to the Medak town and are, also part of the Khammam, West Godavari and East Godavari districts.

Medak Church:
Medak Church is situated in Medak town of Andhra Pradesh. It belongs to the Diocese of Medak and is a cathedral for the same since 1947. The church was built by the 'Methodist Christians of India' and was established in the year 1924 by Reverend Charles Walker Prosnett, who was a follower of the motto 'My best for My Lord'. It is also the largest church in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Pocharam Sanctuary:
Pocharam Sanctuary is located at a short distance of 15 KM from Medak and about 115 KM from Hyderabad. Unluckily, there is no mode of government transport to take you to the sanctuary. To visit this sanctuary, you have to take a private bus or a privately owned vehicle to reach the spot.

Other Tourist Attractions:
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Sri Venugopala Swamy temple, Koti Lingeshwara Swamy temple are the popular pilgrim spots in Medak. Apart from temples places like Paikondalu, Manjeera Forest and Kondapur are other tourist attractions / places in the city.

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