Come spend summer holidays in Medak – the colourful district that will hold you captive

Who doesn’t want to know about our country’s ancient and glorious past? Who doesn’t want to explore the ancient buildings that India is probably known for? Pay a visit to the ancient district Medak where each day is festivity.

The location:

Medak is a district which is located in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located 100 kilometers northwest of Hyderabad on the way to Mumbai. It is perched at an altitude of 1442 feet above sea level. It is a historical place and was previously known as Sidapuram and it flourished during Kakatiya Dynasty.

The weather in Medak:

Since this place is located at an altitude of 1442 feet, the weather remains pleasant throughout the year. The average temperature ranges from 25 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius throughout the year. The best time to explore the beauty of this wonderful place is from October to February.

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Places you don’t want to miss out during your stay in Medak:

Medak Cathedral: Medak cathedral is known to be the second largest cathedral in the world. The cathedral is built up of white granite in grand Gothic style. The legend says that during World War I there was a terrible famine that had its spell for three consecutive years and the people took shelter to a British Missionary. God, being pleased by their prayers provided them food and the building was then turned into a massive church. The church is capable of accommodating 5,000 people at once.

Kondapur: this place is around 90km away from Hyderabad. The archaeologist excavations revealed some antique treasures which dated back to 3000BC. Amongst these antiques were copper, gold and silver coins, Sculptures and graves. Those who are in love with antiques would fall in love with this place.

Medak fort: this is a wonderful architectural blend of Hindu and Islamic Styles which dates back to the 12th century. It is said that the Kakatiyas built this fort. It is three huge entrances and is surrounded by a massive boundary wall. The fort houses a mosque, which was built in the 17th century.

Pocharam Reservoir: this beautiful dam reservoir was constructed by the British during the time period of 1916 to 1922 across the river Allair. It is famous for the island that is located in the center of the reservoir. There is this famous Nizam’s Bungalow which is a famous tourist spot.

Pocharam forest and wild life sanctuary: this is located on the shores of Pocharam Lake. The forest consists of deciduous trees and harms many wildlife species.

Other places: the place is famous for the many temples and pilgrim spots.

How to reach Medak:

The nearest airport is Hyderabad which is 100 km away. It is not suitable to travel by train as the Hyderabad Deccan is the only train passes via Manoharabad, the nearest railway station. Medak is well connected by road and many private and state owned vehicles are frequently available for the convenience of the travelers.

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