Khammam is one such city in the state of Telangana. Khamma is also known as Khammamet. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Historically significant city, Khammam organized many movements during India’s freedom struggle. The present name of the city is derived from a local hill called Stambhadri. It is believed that the Narasimhar temple located on the top of a hill here has been in existence for 1.6 million years. The City Derives Its Name From The Vertical Rock That Actors Us This Pillar Or ‘Khamba‘ Bello The Temple.

Khammam City was part of the larger Warangal district until 1 October 1953. The history of Khammam shows that it has produced a number of leaders who were part of the Freedom struggle. Due to the presence of Lord Narasimhaswamy temple in Khammam, the city was earlier named Sthamadri.

Visiting place in Khammam 

Khammam Fort

The construction work of this fort was completed in the year 950 A.D. Began in and completed in the year 1000. The fort was built by Musunuri Nayak. It was designated a protected monument many decades ago by the Department of Archeology. It served as an impregnable citadel during various regimes of different dynasties, including the Musunuri Nayaks, Qutb Shahi’s, and Asaf Jahis. Made showing the architecture of both Muslim and Hindu regimes. Khammam Fort has just completed 1000 years of existence.

Narasimha Swamy Temple

Sage Mudgal performed penance at this place. This is Topo Bhoomi. I did great penance for Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The temple was built in the 16th century by the Kakatiya ruler. According to legends, the Narsimha Swami or Narsimhadri temple, situated on a hill called Stambhadri, is said to have existed for 1.6 million years.

Jamalapuram Temple 

Jamalapuram Temple Khamma Chinna Trishti Temple is also famous. The temple was built by Shri Krishna Devaraya many centuries ago. This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara.It is believed that this temple is about 1000 years old. Very close to the temple is the Suchi Guta. In this cave, Jabali Maharshi performed penance and visited the penitent Lord Venkateswara Maharshi and blessed him.

Palair Lake

Lake Palair is a man-made lake. This lake is the main source of freshwater in Khammam district. This lake is called Lal Bahadur Canal. Khaimah’s Lake Palair is a very popular tourist attraction as it hosts water sports as well as adventure activities that attract the tourists who come there.


Nelakondapalli is an important Buddhist excavation site in Khammam district. Stupas and Buddha statues have been found during excavations here. The site was discovered during excavations in 1977. Excavations have revealed brick vihars, wells, kunds, a mahastup, a bronze statue, a miniature stupa carved in limestone, and other materials from the 3rd and 4th centuries.

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