Medak Fort - Andhra Pradesh
Joined: 10 Jun 2012
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 9:51pm
This 12th century art piece is a telling testimony of the Kakatiyan glory during its reign. Built on a small hillock near the Medak town this fort was also under Qutubshahs for some period. This strongly fortified fort has all a secret exit on the eastern end of the fort. The fort also houses a lake, a warehouse and a barrack. The barracks can be found near the first major entrance of the fort which is also known as ‘Pratam Dwaram’. This door is strategically constructed at such a place so that the waging enemy soldiers cannot spot it easily.
After passing through Pratham Dwaram one reaches an entrance which is flanked by two lions on both the sides of the entrance. This entrance is called as ‘Simha Dwaram’. As one passes through the Simha Dwaram, one can see a warehouse on the left hand side. This is the most important door of the fort and hence is flanked by powerful hexagonal bastions.
Moving ahead one can reach at the most exquisite entrance of the fort. This is the ‘Gaja Dwaram’, called so because of the sculptures of the Elephants on the walls around it. Passing though this door one can reach a mosque which was constructed during Qutubshahi regime.
The summit of this fort offers breathtaking view of the Medak town and picturesque country side around it.
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