నా తెలంగాణా కోటి రతనాల వీణ ...



The name of the town Khammam is derived from the name of a local hill called Stambhadri which has an ancient temple of Narasimha Swamy on its top. This temple is believed to have been existing since Treta Yuga. The name of the town, Stambhadri, later became Kambhadri, Kambham mettu, Khammam mettu and finally, Khammam when it became the district headquarters. The town is located on the banks of a river called Munneru which is a tributary of the Krishna River. Khammam district has a lot of historical importance in Andhra Pradesh.

Khammam town which was the seat of Taluk Administration was part of the larger Warangal district, till 1 October, 1953. Five taluks of the Warangal district viz., Khammam, Madhira , Yellandu , Burgampadu and Paloncha (Now Kothagudem ) were carved out and a new district Khammam with Khammam as District Headquarters. In 1959 Bhadrachalam Revenue Division consisting Bhadrachalam and Manuguru Venkatapuram Taluks of East Godavari district, which were on the other side of the river Godavari were merged into Khammam on grounds of geographical contiguity and administrative viability.

There is a festival held in Khammam remembering the old name "Stambhadri".


Khammam is located at 17°15'N 80°09'E / 17.25°N 80.15°E / 17.25; 80.15. It has an average elevation of 107 meters (351 feet). The district is bounded by Chhattisgarh state to the north, Orissa state to the northeast, East and West Godavari districts to the east, Krishna District to the south, Nalgonda District to the southwest, and Warangal District to the west. It has an area of 16,029 km². Well known power city, Kothagudem, is located in this district.


As of the 2001 Indian census, Khammam had a population of 158,022. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Khammam has an average literacy rate of 42%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 66%. In Khammam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education in Khammam

Education in Khammam

Primary Schools
Upper Primary         Schools
High School
Hr Secondary      Schools

Employment in Khammam

Employment in Khammam

Employee Census As Per 2006
1874 19993

Water in Khammam

Rainfall June To May 2007-08

Actual Normal %deviation over normal




Water in Khammam

Health in Khammam

Health (as on 31.3.07)

1 Hospitals 06
2 Primary Health centres 76
3 Hospital beds 795
4 Dispensaries 01
5 Doctors (Regular + contract) 177



Government Funds

State Income

Gross District Domestic Product at current prices for the year
2004-05 (P) Lakhs 7,95,660
Net District Domestic Product at factor cost at current prices for the year (2004-05)(P) Lakhs 7,20,499
Per capita Income (2004-05) at current prices(P) Lakhs 26,655
Gross District Domestic Product at factor cost(2004-05) at constant prices(P) Lakhs 7,00,072
Net District Domestic Product at factor cost at constant prices for the year (2004-05)(P) Lakhs 6,24,349
Per capita Income (2004-05) at constant prices(P)
Rs. 23098

Khammam Travel Information

Bhadrachalam: Bhadrachalam was a census town which recently turned out to be a Municipal Corporation in Khammam district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Bhadrachalam Temple, where the presiding deity is Lord Rama, is an important site of pilgrimage for Hindus. It is situated on the banks of the river Godavari.

Khammam Fort: Construction of the Khammam Fort (India) was initiated around 950 when the Telugu area (now Andhra Pradesh) was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty (10 th - 13 th century). The Reddi Kings Velma and Laksham (Reddi dynasty 1328 - 1428) were actively involved in the construction of the fort situated on the hill. Subsequently the Qutb Shahi kingdom (1531) strived hard for developing both Khammam Fort and other parts of the region. Thus Khammam Fort represents both Hindu and Muslim architectural influences (cultures).Two years back this fort has celebrated 1000 years of existence, now its shaping to become a major tourist spots.

Parnasala: Parnasala is a village situated in Andhra Pradesh , India. The village is accessible by road and boats and is situated 32 km from the temple town of Bhadrachalam. According to legend, it is said the "Lord Sri Rama " spent some of the 14 years of exile at this location. The locals believe that Sita, the beloved consort of "Lord Sri Rama" bathed in the stream here and dried her clothes on "Radhagutta" where the imprints are seen even today. The demon king " Ravana " parked his Pushpaka on the hillock on the opposite side of the river and abducted her. An earthen ditch reportedly caused when Ravana removed earth to carry off Sita to Lanka can be seen here. Another Hindu myth names Parnashala as the location where Rama killed Maricha , who came in disguise of a golden deer to deceive Sita.

Nela Kondapalli: Nela Kondapalli is the headquarters of a mandal in Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh of India. It has Buddhist stupas and many more tourist spots. It is the birth place of Sri Ramadasu who built the temple of Lord Rama in Bhadrachalam in Khammam district.

Papi Hills :

Papi kondalu (in Andhra Pradesh , India) is a lovely place whose scenery resembles the scenery of Kashmir ( North India ). The beautiful scenery of Papi kondalu, the waterfalls at Munivaatam, and the peaceful atmosphere at this tribal area give a pleasant look and peace to visitors, making it a special attraction for tourists. The idol of Shiva under serpent shade was installed in Munivaatam. The original name for this hill range was 'Papidi Kondalu'. Papidi is a rough translation for partition in Telugu. Since this range looks like a well designed partition that splits river Godavari, this name was coined. There is also another idea that the range looks like a partition of a typical Indian Woman's hair. In due course, it settled for 'Papi Kondalu'. Papi kondalu are distributed between East Godavari, West Godavari and Khammam district. The entrance of Papi kondalu can be seen from Koruturu (West Godavari District). The most popular route to reach Papi kondalu is through Rajahmundry, East Godavari District . There is also a twisted Ghat road of 35 km to reach Papi kondalu though Polavaram , via Shinganna Palli and Vadapalli.

The village Peranta palli is in this area. Swami Balananda was involved in uplifting the tribals of the region.


Madhira is a one of the major grama Panchayathi's in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, India, formerly part of the Kakatiya dynasty. Madhira is surrounded by Khammam and krishna district villages . Madhira is located in between Khammam and Vijayawada.

Notable people with the surname Madhira include Sri Madhira Subbanna Deekshitulu, creator of Kasi Majilee Kathalu (collection of stories) which became famous for their wit and message.

A new inscribed pillar found at Gummadidurru near Nandigama in Krishna district has thrown light on some new names of geographical locations during 275 AD in the Vijayanagara kingdom. The pillar with nine-inch diameter has a prakrit engraving in Bhrahmi lipi.

The inscription read as follows: "Success! Obeisance Dhamma and God during the 10th rignal year of Siri Yahuvala Chantamula - Ayadevabasaka the resident of Madhadhakadapara along with his wife Ijetika, sons Dapa, Theraka, Thamula, Chauka and daughters Modi, Chula Modi, Gharasudu, Hamavadi, Bhutati, Kati erected a chaitya (stupa) at Dedagiri (now known as Gummadidurru)".

In Madhira mandal one of the village called Mallavaram .In Mallavaram there is an old and grate temple Nancharamma temple, which is good and powerful.

Stambhadri Narasimha swamy temple (gutta)

Lakaram lake, Khammam city

Danavayagudem Botanical Gardens

RajivSagar (Dummugudem) Dam

All rights reserved © telanganafocus 2010. Copyright Terms of Use