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A day in Medak & Pocharam Lake


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This was in the wishlist for long.

July 2nd, Sunday - Sunny day with little patches of clouds.

A 100 Kms ride from Hyderabad through the dense forest of Narsapur, Medak is a wonderful weekend destination.

Started my journey at 10:30 in the morning. With forests, mountains, farm lands & beautiful landscapes, the route was beautiful enough to keep me interested throughout the ride.

Medak Cathedral

Largest church in Telangana with single largest diocese in Asia and the second in the world after the Vatican. (Source: wikipedia)

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the first glimpse
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from the side
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perfect

Medak Fort

The hillock fort was built in 12th century during the reign of the Kakatiyan ruler, Pratapa Rudraand and has great historical and architectural importance. Within the fort is a 17th-century Mosque built by the Qutub Shahis, granaries and remains of grand houses. (Source: wikipedia)

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the grand view

Telangana tourism has built Haritha Heritage Hotel at the Medak Fort which offers decent food & rooms for night stays.

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Mubarak Mahal
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the open garden restaurant (beware of monkeys)
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view of city from the entrance
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way to fort
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wall art
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Temple inside the fort

There is not much of archaeology left in the fort to admire however, one can definitely enjoy the scenic beauty from the top of fort.

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that mesmerizing view
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the colorful houses
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More colors

Also, made some new friends in the fort.

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the curious one
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the golden dragon
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the black beauty

Pocharam Lake

Adjacent to Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary, Pocharam Dam Reservoir is home of varied species of bird and source of income for a lot of fishermen.

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the beautiful lake
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the fisherman trying his luck
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long way to go
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Someone has to go

More friends :)

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Gates of the Reservoir
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Way back home

Things to note:

1. Route - Hyderabad > Narsapur > Medak via SH 6 (Map) or Hyderabad > Medak via NH 44 (Map). However, I suggest the former one via Narsapur for going & NH 44 for returning as the roads through forest can be enjoyed in the day time and a safe return through NH even after dark.

2. Stay - Rooms can be booked at the Haritha Heritage Hotel at Medak Fort

3. Pocharam lake is a perfect place for night camping.

Keep Wandering, Keep Wondering !!!

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