Heritage of Medak District
Hill Fort (Built by Rajas of Warangal) ( 14th – 17th Century CE) :
The fort at Medak was originally constructed by the Kakatiya rulers and later developed by the Qutb Shahi rulers. The fort which stands about 90 meters above the surrounding plains is one of the important hill forts in the Deccan region. It was built on a rocky knoll and then fortified with bastions and walls which rise one above the other in several tiers. Inside the fort, a Dutch-made 10 feet long brass gun was placed.
Old Mosque (17th C.A.D) :
Komtoor village is located at a distance of 10 km from Medak Town. There is a Qutb Shahi Mosque here which has been constructed on the outskirts of the village. This picturesque and fine mosque which consists of a single hall with three arched openings and flanked with two minarets has a built-up chajja with ashlar masonry, above the chajja, it is constructed of brick and lime. It is believed to have been built by Moulana Hyder Ali.
Sri Kuchadri Venkateswara Swamy temple (16th – 17th Century CE) :
On the western side of the outskirts, on a hillock, there exists a temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara locally called as “Kuchadri”. Towards the North – East side of the hillock, there is a square sacred tank (Koneru) with steps on east and south sides. Based on iconographical features of loose sculptures and pillared mandapas, it can be datable to 16th – 17th Century A.D.
Culture of Medak District
Medak district has a typical Telangana culture. But as far as religion is concerned the district has been influenced by Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and even Buddhism. The influences of these religions in the district can be well understood from the several architectural constructs. As far as religion is concerned most of the households in Medak adhere to Hindu religious beliefs. Followed by Hinduism is Islam and only a very few people in the region belong to Christianity.