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Medak, Telangana, India

Medak Cathedral

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Intricate Design

The Medak Cathedral, officially known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint John, is a magnificent and historic church located in the town of Medak, Telangana.

The cathedral is renowned for its stunning Gothic Revival architecture, with influences from various European styles. It was built between 1914 and 1924 under the leadership of the Methodist Mission in India.

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The church's design is reminiscent of European cathedrals, featuring tall spires, intricate stained glass windows, and a captivating facade. The interior is equally impressive, with beautiful arches, wooden pews, and a towering altar.

The cathedral is known for its vast dimensions, making it one of the largest church buildings in India. The height of the main tower is approximately 175 feet (53 meters), while the length of the church is about 200 feet (61 meters) and the width is about 100 feet (30 meters).

HQ of the Methodist Church

It has historical significance as it served as the headquarters of the Methodist Church in India for many years. It has witnessed numerous important events in the history of the church in India and has played a central role in the development of Christianity in the region.

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The best time to visit the Medak Cathedral is during the winter months, from October to February. During this period, the weather is pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), making it ideal for exploring the church and its surroundings. The monsoon season, from June to September, brings heavy rainfall, which may affect travel plans.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Hyderabad, Telangana

flightRajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad - 120 Kilometers

directions_carHyderabad - 96 Kilometers via NH 44

trainMedak Railway Station - Within Town Limits

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