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