Being bored at home, this time we thought to check some new place to explore near Hyderabad and finally decided to visit Medak. A city ruled by a different emperor and famous for its festival in spring. Medak is just a 2.5-3 hour journey from Hyderabad making thus a perfect reason to explore the city.
It was a rainy day when started my drive, and the whole way I enjoyed rain playing hide and seek. I first reached Fort which looks refreshing because of rain. Later on, I visited the Medak church which was around 10km distance from Fort and then comes the most exciting place Pocharam dam, a fun loving place especially meant for kids.
Medak city was ruled by Kakatiya, in the 12th century, who gave it a Fort as one of the heritage construction. The fort follows Indo-Islamic style and has three main entrance that is adorned with different sculptures. The hillock on which fort is built gives a view of the entire city. The Fort is now totally in ruins and there is not much to admire the beautiful construction. But you can surely enjoy the rain at the top of Fort with a great city view. Look what I found in the green bush, a chameleon who provided company to me by giving different poses.
I got little recharged after visiting the Fort and then I moved to explore the Medak Church. I heard a lot about these church as it is the single largest diocese in Asia and the Gothic Style Architecture of church fulfilled my expectation. The church looks great with a bell tower of 175ft height. It has stained glasses all around that explains the events of Christ’s life. I stayed there for around an hour and then moved to Pacharam Dam.
Pocharam dam is a wonderful place with water flowing freely throughout the monsoon. The dam is built on Alair river, a tributary of Manjira River. The best time to visit the place is from September to February. The dam has a sanctuary near around which is a homeland to various species such as Panther, Sloth Bear, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Chowsingha, Chinkara, Hyena and Jackal. It is also homeland to marshy species such as Crocodile, fresh water turtles, which gets there lives from River Manjeera.
The sanctuary allows visitors to see different species of antelopes and deer. Boating is also available at the sanctuary for bird watching.