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"Fourth Largest City of Telangana"

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Khammam city, erstwhile known as Kammamet, is the fourth largest city in the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in the state of Telangana, approximately 200 km from the capital Hyderabad. A historically significant city, Khammam hosted many movements during India's freedom struggle. The Khammam Fort, which had periods of reign by both Hindu and Muslim leaders, is a famous cultural landmark of the city, and a popular tourist destination.

The present name of the city has been derived from a local hill known as Stambhadri. Earlier it was also known as Stambhadri, Kambhadri, Kambham Mettu and Khammam Mettu. According to legends, the Narsimhadri temple situated here on a hilltop is said to have existed since 1.6 million years, the city derives its name from the vertical rock that acts as a pillar or 'Khamba' below the temple. With the recent addition of 14 nearby villages, the city earned the status of a municipal corporation.

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It is believed that the name Khammam has been derived from the Narsimhadri temple. It was earlier known as Stamba Sikhari and then Stambhadri. It is believed that the temple is 1.6 million years old. It is believed to be there from Treta Yug. The temple is so called because it is situated on a vertical rock. This gives the city the name Khammam which means pillar. The present name has been derived from "Kambam Mettu" to "Kammammet". Some historical records show that in older days the name was Kammamet.

Restaurants and Local Food in Khammam

The local cuisine here is predominated by rich spices. Owing to it's history of Persian rulers and it's own traditions, the food found here is an efficient mix of different cultures. Telugu, Persian and Hyderabadi style of cooking all find a delicious blend in the local cuisine.
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Suggested Itinerary for Khammam

Day 1 - After a lovely breakfast of local cuisine, let the trip begin with the visit to Khammam Fort. Enriched with Hindu and Muslim architecture and history, the Fort will mesmerise you. Then you can visit Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary. Get lost in the wildlife and forget about the hustle of the city. Breathe in the pure air and fragrance of flowers.
Day 2 - Spend the day devoting yourself to God. Visit Kallur and get lost in the beauty of the two famous temples over there. The art and the culture will captivate your hearts. Then you can spend the evening boating and enjoy the majestic view at Lakaram Lake. The evening there is very cool and peaceful.
Day 3 - You can explore the history of Mahabharata and Buddhism. Visit Nelakkondapalli for a history tour. Then you can visit the Sri Venkateshwara temple. Afterwards, you should definitely visit Gundala for a dip in hot water spring that spreads over 100 square yards. It is believed that this spring was created by Serpent King Adi Sesha.

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What is famous about Khammam?

Khammam is a place rich with cultural heritage. The place is the true example of unity in diversity as every religion is respected here. The place has forts, wildlife sanctuary, pilgrimage places and water bodies.

What is not so good about Khammam?

The place can get very hot and humid during summers. Also, the maximum places to visit have to be climbed up to.

Who should visit Khammam?

Khammam can be visited by anyone. It is a naturally beautiful and culturally rich place. Families and couples will be most comfortable here. This might not be the idle place for a group of friends or teenagers.

What is the best time to visit Khammam?

Winters falling between the months of October and March are the best time visit as the temperature goes down in the city. Summers are extremely hot and have a certain level of humidity.
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What is the local food in Khammam?

The local cuisine here is predominated by rich spices. Owing to it's history of Persian rulers and it's own traditions, the food found here is an efficient mix of different cultures. Telugu, Persian and Hyderabadi style of cooking all find a delicious blend in the local cuisine.
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What is the best way to reach Khammam?

Being located in the Andhra region of India, Khammam is well connected to the rest of the cities by a developed network of trains and buses.
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What are the things to do in Khammam?

The top things to do in Khammam are Narsimha Swami Temple, Khammam Fort, Palair Lake, Kaman Bazaar, Jammalapuram Temple, Gandhi Chowk. You can see all the places to visit in Khammam here

What are the places near Khammam?

The top places near to Khammam are Papi kondalu which is 26 km from Khammam, Bhadrachalam which is located 27 km from Khammam, Warangal which is located 117 km from Khammam, Hyderabad which is located 229 km from Khammam, Rajahamundry which is located 143 km from Khammam

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Shashwat Kant

4 years ago
- Summers are extremely hot here, so make sure you check the weather before you plan a trip.
- The food is generally spicy, be careful before requesting for extra spicy food. It would be best to a (Read More)sk them to serve moderate to medium spicy food.
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