Medak fort, Medak

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Medak Fort is an ancient citadel that was built by the Kakatiyan rulers to protect the city from invaders. The fort is in Medak district and about 100 km from Hyderabad. It is believed to have been built in the 12th century by Maharaja Pratap Rudra and was also referred to as Methuku Durgam.

The fort was the command post for the rulers of Kakatiyas and also for the Qutub Shahis who came much later. The Qutub Shahi rulers had a mosque built within the fort during the 17th century along with rooms for granaries. The fort is noteworthy not only from the historical point of view, but also from archeological point of view. It occupies a place of pride in the hearts of the local population. At present the fort houses a 3.2 meters long cannon that belongs to the 17th century. The fort offers a picturesque view to the travelers for one can get a clear view of the whole town from the Medak fort.

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