The Medak fort, which lies about 100 km from Hyderabad in Medak was built by the local Kakatiya kings and is one really beautiful fort with its complicated architecture. What we should look out for in this 17th Century fort is all its entrances (also named ‘dwarams’) with lions, elephants and other carvings in the form of Simha Dwaram, Gaja Dwaram and others. The mosque that was built in the fort by the Qutub Shahis and is an indication of the culture blend that existed in the Telangana area with its Nizams and the Kakatiya rulers.
First stop was Medak Fort which was built in the 12th century by the Kakatiya ruler, Prataparudra and later renovated by the Qutub Shahi rulers. The strategically located fort stands as a silent testimony to the mighty Kakatiya dynasty. It is an architectural grandeur which is a fusion of both Hindu and Muslim style. It is also a good trekking spot. Having visited this marvelous citadel, we planned to go to the church.