Friday, 13 September 2013

Medak Fort Medak Andra Pradesh

Medak Fort is in Medak district about 100 kilometres from the state capital, Hyderabad.It is a citadel built on a hillock that provided as a vantage point for the Kakatiyan rulers in ancient India.The fort was built sometime around the 12th century and during the reign of the Kakatiyan ruler, Pratapa Rudra and was called Methuku durgam, meaning cooked rice in Telugu.


 It was a command post of the Kakatians and later for Qutub Shahis. The fort has great historical and architectural importance in Andhra Pradesh. Within the fort is a 17th-century Mosque built by the Qutub Shahis, granaries and remains of grand houses.The fort is famous for its architectural brilliance. Strategically located, the fort provided pre emptive advantage over invaders.

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