MEDAK - POCHARAM DAM

Miscellaneous | Lake & Backwaters | Wildlife

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This trip demands considerable trekking / walking

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Hyderabad City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Ideal Start Time: 7 AM

Total Places Visited: 3

DAY 1 : MEDAK - POCHARAM DAM

Travel from Hyderabad to Medak

Adventure / Trekking | Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 2.3 km from Medak Bus Station and 95 km from Hyderabad, The Medak Fort is situated in Medak town of Telanagana State. This is an important historical site around Hyderabad.

The fort was built in the 12th century during the reign of the Kakatiyan ruler, Pratapa Rudra. The fort was originally known as Methuku durgam, which denotes cooked rice. The fort was the command post for the rulers of Kakatiyas and also for the Qutub Shahis who ruled the area.

It is a huge structure located on the top of a hill. One has to climb more than 500 steps to reach the top of the fort, which occupies 100 acres on the hilly area. Medak Fort is noted for its architectural magnificence. The architecture of the fort represents a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The main entrance proudly displays the double-headed Gandabherundam of the Kakatiyas. It has three main entrances, the Prathama Dwaram, the Simha Dwaram- that has two snarling lions at the top of the entrance and the Gaja .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 1.5 kms from Medak Bus Station and 96 kms from Hyderabad, Medak Cathedral is the largest church in entire Asia and second largest in the world after Vatican. This is one of the popular tourist places to visit in Telangana and among the prime place to visit on a Hyderabad tour.

The Cathedral built in Gothic style was inaugurated in 1914 and completed in 1924. The main tower of the church is 175 feet high and the cathedral can accommodate 5000 people at a time. There are 3 magnificent stained glass windows depicting the life of Jesus Christ. The farmers toiled to erect the church and Thomas Edward Harding, the architect, left no stone unturned in building the cathedral. The tile's design is an intricate one in six colours red, brown, black, yellow, chocolate and grey.

The roof of the church is sound proof made by hollow sponge material and it has an impressive style of vaulting. A window depicts the birth .....

Lake & Backwaters | Wildlife

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 5 km from Pocharam village, 16 km from Medak and 109 km from Hyderabad, Pocharam Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Medak district of Telangana. This is an ideal tourist place to visit from Hyderabad and spend few hours.

Pocharam Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 130 sq km. It was a former hunting ground of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Established in the year 1952, the sanctuary gets its name from the Pocharam Lake formed after the construction of Pocharam Dam on Alair river, a tributary of Manjira River.

The check dam is wonderful site with water flowing freely throughout the monsoon. This is a nice place to relax and play in the water.

The sanctuary is the homeland of various species of animals and birds. Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Chinkara, Hyena and Jackal are the main attractions of the sanctuary. .....

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