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Khammam Fort

Khammam Fort

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Khammam is a town with many old buildings, some as old as 1000 years. The Qila (fort) is in the centre of the town. It was constructed during 10th Century and has been the center of administration up to 18th Century. There is one lake called 'Lakaram Cheruvu'.

There are old temples built during 16th century. The "Narasimha Swamy" temple on a small hillock and the "Gunti Malleswara Swamy" temple are two important places. Lord "Anjaneya" is also a largely worshipped having 8 temples in the town.

Tourist Places in Khammam include Munneru River Side, Guntu Mallanna Temple, Quila of Khammam, Narasimha Swamy Temple, Lakaram Cheruvu Resorts and Krishna Mandir.

The present name of Khammam is said to have been derived from the name of the temple "Narsimhadri", later "Stamba Sikhari" and then it was termed as "Stambadhri". The vertical rock under the temple is known as "Kamba". The name of the town Khammam seems to have been derived from the name of this hill of Kamba and the district is named as Khammam.

You can reach Khammam by bus from Hyderabad (State Capital, 200 km) or by rail From Vijayawada, Hyderabad or Warangal.

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