Khammam district is located in the north central of Andra Pradesh, situated on the bank of river Munneru, one of the tributaries of majestic river Krishna at a distance of 190 km from Hyderabad. It possess collection of different cultures and holds the fame of largest tribal populated city and has a rich historical significance. It is one of the coal mining district and houses many irrigation sources. The famous one is Nagarjuna Sagar Project. Narashimha Swamy temple is the sparkling feature of Khammam. The festivals celebrated here are unique as it depicts mosaic of tribal and modern culture made Khammam as city of festivals.
TOURIST PLACES IN KHAMMAM
Narashimha Swamy Temple: The top ranked tourist destination of Khammam., one of the ancient and sacred shrine dedicated to Lord vishnu. Age of this temple is unknown, people believe that it was built several centuries ago. Stambadhri is another name of this temple which is mentioned in several ancient writings. Stambadhri is one of the famous festival celebrated every year. People from far and wide are attracted to participate and witness this grand carnival.
Khammam Fort: Khammam fort is built around 13th century. It is celebrated 1000 years of existence and made this a major tourist spot. The fort is located on a hill called 'Stambadhri'. The pillar like stones of this hills serves as natural pillars and supports the ceiling of various temples situated here. Khammam fort is proudly stands as reciprocation of Hindu-Muslim culture.
Other Famous Places: Tourists can enjoy diverse options ranges from religious to adventurous, in and around Khammam. Badrachalam is one of the must visit shrine located 120 km from Khammam, abode of Lord Rama. Parnasala is an ancient village, played a significant role in Ramayana. Nelakondapalli village is an archeological attraction. Refreshing Palair lake is at the distance of 30 km from Khammam. Driving down to the lake is worth for its tranquil atmosphere. Papikondalu, a wonderful lush green forest surrounded by range of mountains made Khammam as outstanding spot to refresh and unwind. Saibaba Ashramam, Lord Ayyappa temple. Lakaram lake, Danavayagudem botanical garden, Paleru reservior, wyra reservior and Kinnerasani sanctuary are the popular spots and worth to visit.
HOW TO REACH KHAMMAM
By Air: Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Warangal airports are closest airports to Khammam.
By Train: Khammam railway station which falls on Hyderabad-Vijayawada line. It is one of the major railway station.
By Road: Khammam is best reached by road as numerous state owned and private bus facilities are available.
Weather: In Summer 30-43°C, In Winter 10-22°C . October to march is best time to make a visit.