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Khammam

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Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Vijayawada Check Flights

Khammam Tourism

Khammam city, erstwhile known as Kammamet, is located in the state of Telangana, approximately 200 km from the capital Hyderabad. A historically important 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 an important cultural landmark of the city, and a popular tourist destination.

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 pillar or 'Khamba' below the temple. With the recent addition of 14 nearby village the city earned the status of a municipal corporation.

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Etymology

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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One Day Itinerary

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's Great?

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's Not So Great?

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

For Whom?

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.

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How 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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Shashwat Kant 11 months 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 ask them to serve moderate to medium spicy food.
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