Khammam city is situated in the south Indian state of Telangana and also the headquarters for the Khammam District. It is located on the bank of River Munneru, which is one of the tributaries of majestic River Krishna. Khammam is located at a distance of 190 KM from Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The city possesses a selection of different cultures and renowned for being the largest tribal populated city. Along with that, this city has rich historical significance with having the famous Khammam fort and various other historic monuments. The city is one of the coal mining district and houses many irrigation sources, the popular one is Nagarjuna Sagar Project. The ancient Narashimha Swamy temple is the main attraction of this city. The festivals celebrated, here are unique as it represents medley of modern and tribal culture. If you are planning a visit to this charming fort city, then select any of the Khammam holiday packages offered at EaseMyTrip.in and get amazing experience!
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Sited atop Stambhadri Hill, this massive fort was built in 950 AD during the reign of Kakatiya dynasty. Later, the fort was renovated by many rulers over the years, and therefore, you can find influence of both Islamic as well as Hindu architectures in the fort.
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary:
Sprawling over an area of 640 square kilometers, Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located 2 KM away from Khammam city. This sanctuary is a part of Dandakaranya Forests and has mixed deciduous forests, dry teak forests and grasslands. It is situated on the banks of Kinnerasani River. The sanctuary is home to a variety of wild animals and birds.
Situated at the centre of Khammam District, this place has a history that spans the last 400 years. Rani Rudrama Devi constructed Lord Venu Gopala Swamy temple, which is one of the major Hindu pilgrimage sites for Hindus. You can find an ancient Shiva temple that has five shiva lingas, which was constructed here by a Kakatiya King, Pratapa Rudra.
It is believed to be the place where Lord Rama spent a large part of his 14-year exile. The legendary significance of this place makes it a sacred site for Hindus.
It is an old shrine that belongs to Kakatiya Dynasty. It was called Krupamani and has the largest Shivalingam of Andhra Pradesh. There are some tribal villages situated near Kusumanchi, which are highly recommended for visitors to see.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Some of the other important tourist attractions are Narashimha Swamy Temple, Gundala and Nelakondapalli.