Ideal Trip Duration: Full Day

Base Station: Medak

Nearest City to Medak: Hyderabad (100 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Medak: October to March

Peak Season: October to March

State: Telangana | District: Medak

Medak Weather: Summer: Maximum - 44°C & Minimum - 26°C
Winter: Maximum - 30°C & Minimum - 10°C

At a distance of 100 km from Hyderabad and 66 kms from Sangareddy, Medak is a municipal town in Medak district. Sangareddy is the administrative capital of Medak district. This is one of the best places to experience Tourism in Telangana.

Medak played important role in the history of Telangana, especially during Kakatiya's rule of Telugu land. It was ruled by several dynasties starting from Western Chalukyas, Chodas, Kakatiyas, Velama and Reddy dynasties before Qutb Shahis and Nizams constrolled the area. The original name of Medak was Siddapuram. Later, the name was changed to Gulshanabad, Methukuseema and finally settled to Medak.

Medak district has several tourist attractions like Medak Fort, Medak Cathedral (largest church in Asia), Wargal Saraswathi Temple, Singur Dam, Edupayala Temple, Nelakondapalli, etc. Most of the places can be covered in 1-2 days and hence Medak acts a perfect weekend getaway from Hyderabad.

Medak is hardly 2 hours drive from Hyderabad and it is a good weekend destination. It is well connected by Road and also connected by train with Wadiaram which is 26 kms away.

OTHER INFO
Internet Availability: Good
STD Code: 08455
Languages Spoken: Telugu, Hindi, English
Major Festivals: Details Not Available
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HOW TO REACH MEDAK


By Air

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (106 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Wadiaram (26 Kms)
Kamareddy Railway Station (48 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Medak Bus Station (0 Kms)

6 PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO IN MEDAK


Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

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.

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 scene of Jesus, angels, Prophet or Issaiah, Mary and astrologers. The left side of the church bears the painted crucification scene and in the center the ascension of Jesus .....


Adventure / Trekking | Historical & Heritage

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 .....


Lake & Backwaters | Wildlife

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. The river Manjira is the main river that adds life .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 3.5 km from Nagasanpally, 19 km from Medak Bus Station and 110 km from Hyderabad, The Temple of Sri Edupayala Vana Durga Bhavani is located near Nagasanpally in Medak district of Telangana. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites to visit around Medak & Hyderabad and also one of the famous one day trip near Hyderabad.

Built in 12th century, Edupayalu temple is one of the most famous and powerful temple in Telangana. River Manjeera flows as seven streams and they confluence at this place. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the seven streams of Manjeera river were formed with the names of seven ancient sages called Jamadagni, Atri, Kasyapa, Viswamitra, Vasistha, Bharadwaja and Gowtama. The idol of the goddess is situated in the middle of these 7 streams. In rainy season the river water flow in heights and reach the legs of goddess and thousands of devotees come to Edupayala to watch this amazing scene.

According .....


Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 63 km from Medak, 37 km from Sangareddy and 92 km from Hyderabad, The Singur or Singoor dam is located near Sangareddy town of Medak district in Telangana. This is one of the scenic tourist places to visit near Hyderabad.

Constructed across the river Manjeera, the dam provides drinking water to Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Construction of the Singur dam was started in 1979 and completed in 1989. The large water reservoir was assigned for production of hydro electricity and also to provide drinking water to nearby Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities. The dam has gross storage capacity of 30 Tmc.

This is one of the popular tourist destinations in the vicinity of Hyderabad. The deep waters of the reservoir are home to about 1000 crocodiles. It is also declared as a national wildlife reserve with a lot of water bird population. Boat ride is also available at the reservoir. The best time to go there is between October .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 52 km from Hyderabad, 80 km from Medak and 61 km from Siddipet, The Saraswati Temple situated on a hillock at Wargal village in Medak District of Telangana is the most famous Saraswati temple in the state after Basara. This temple is famous for Aksharaabyasa for children. It is one of the popular pilgrimage sites around Medak & Hyderabad.

The Wargal Saraswati Temple is one among the few temples of goddess Saraswati in Telangana. Also known as Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple, it was built by Sri Yamavaram Chandrashekhara Sharma. The temple foundation stone was laid in 1989. On 1992 Sri Vidya Nrusinha Bharati Swamy has laid the foundation to the statues of Goddess Sri Vidya Saraswathi Devi and Lord Shani. Now it is maintained by Kanchi Mutt.

The Wargal Temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Devi. The garbhagriha is located at a level nearly equivalent to the third .....

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