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Medak - a small historic town - 02/18/2013
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Medak is a small town in the Medak district located around 90 kms from Hyderabad. It is an old town and the rocky nature of the terrain forms a natural citadel. It is a historic place and was once known as Sidapuram. This place is an ideal day break for the travelers of Hyderabad. Places of interest:  Medak Fort:  Medak Fort is located to the north of the city over a hillock. The fort has three main entrances which are marked by lion and elephant sculptures. They are called as 'Lions Gate', 'Prathana Dwaram' and the 'Gaja Dwaram'. As named Gaja Dwaram has sculptures of elephants. The fort was built somewhere around 12th century and during the reign of Kakatiyan ruler, Prataparudra. This is said to be a natural fort. Sculptures of Elephant There is also a small pond at the top of the fort which almost dries up during the summer. This was supposed to the source of water supply for the inmates of the fort. Medak Church is located at a distance and can be seen from the top of the Fort. Medak Church: Medak Church is the single largest diocese in Asia and the second largest in the world after the Vatican. This is built in Gothic style. One can sit inside the church and enjoy the peace and serenity of the surroundings. No noise is entertained inside the church. Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary: Pocharam is around 10 kms from Medak. To get inside the forest, one has to take permission from the Forest officer in Medak. We managed to go inside the fore...

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