The Church of South India Cathedral in Medak
|Elevation||442 m (1,450 ft)|
|• Official||Telugu, Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Medak is located at  It has an average elevation of 442 meters (1450 feet)..
As of India's 2011 census, the total population of Medak municipality is 115,177 in a total of 25,110 households. India's census splits population counts between rural and urban areas. The 2011 census found that the urban population was 46,880 people across 9,571 households, and the rural population was 68,297 people across 15,539 households. A full breakdown of the population by ward and village can be found in the tables below.
The original name of Medak is believed to be Siddapuram. The town's name was later changed to Gulshanabad, and Methukuseema later it was changed to MEDAK
Medak is a destination due to its showy festival celebrations. Locals celebrate all Telangana festivals, most notably the festival of Bathukamma in the springtime. Bathukamma is 9 days long and celebrates the patron goddess of womanhood, Maha Gauri. The goddess is worshipped in the form of the Bathukamma, a flower stack arranged with seasonal flowers in seven concentric layers.
Points of interest
You can explore the tourism spots of medak district in streetview from http://www.medakstreets.in
There are a number of historical temples in Medak, which attract many tourists to the area. The best known are:
- Shri Saraswathi Kshetramu, located in the Ananthasagar, Siddipet division, a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi.
- Edupayala Durga Bhavani Gudi, located in Telangana and adjacent states of karnataka and Maharashtra, is a shrine dedicated to goddess Durga Bhavani that contains unique natural stone formations. The name Edupayalu means "seven streams", as it is located where the Manjeera river splits into seven streams.
The Methukudurgam or Methukuseema citadel is a remnant of the city's prosperous times during the reign of the Kakatiya dynasty. It was built during the reign of Kakatiya emperor Pratapa Rudra. The name comes from the Telugu word methuku, meaning "cooked rice grain." The fortress is strategically located on top of a hill and has three main entrances that are each decorated with different sculptures. The "Prathama Dwaram" is adorned with the double-headed bird "Gandabherundam", a Kakatiya emblem. The "Simha Dwaram" or Lion's Entrance displays two snarling lion sculptures. The "Gaja Dwaram" or Elephant's Entrance is decorated with elephant sculptures. The fort also holds a 17th-century cannon that is 3.2 meters long and is etched with a trident symbol.
Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary
Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary named for the nearby Pocharam Lake.
- Medak Cathedral sees over the Diocese of Medak, the single largest diocese in Asia. It is made of white granite stone, with four pinnacles and a 175 foot bell tower. It features intricate mosaic flooring and large stained glass windows.
- The village of Gottam Gutta is a destination for its idyllic lake and many temples.
- The Nizam Sagar dam is notable for its scenery.
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