Warangal is located about 150 kms from Hyderabad, and is definitely a good weekend getaway for travel starved folks in Hyderabad 😀 The city was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from 12th to 14th centuries, and therefore has many monuments left from that era. While most are in ruins, they still give a glimpse into what might have existed then, as well as showcase some very intricate stone work. It is amazing to realize that these stones have survived eight hundred years!
For more information, see this Wikipedia article on Warangal.
The Warangal Fort housed the center of power. It is surrounded by four massive stone gateways, and (after reading up about it), seems to have been a heavily ‘fortified’ fortress at that time.