Kammam is the headquarter of the Khammam district located in the South Indian/newly formed state of Telangana at a distance of 193 km from Hyderabad. The city derived its name from “Kambam Mettu” named after the Narsimhadri temple, later called 'Stamba Sikhari'. The city lies on the banks of the river Munneru, which is the tributary of Krishna river.
Places to Stay
There are a few numbers of good budget hotels available at reasonable rates. Some of them are Kalyan Lodge (Tariff – Rs.300), Krishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Venus international Hotel (Tariff – Rs.900), Thatipalli Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.800) and many more.
The official language of the Khammam city isTelegu. Urdu is also widely used.
Stambadhri is a grand carnival celebrated with great pomp every year. Other important festivals that are celebrated in a grand manner are Ganesh Chaturthi, Dassera, Maha Shivratri, Sreeramnavami and more.
Places of Interest
The Narashimha Swamy Temple in Khammam, also known as the Stambadhri Temple is a major tourist attraction. The Khammam Fort located on the hilltop; also called “Stambadhri” as it represents a perfect blend of the Hindu-Muslim culture. Apart from these, the Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, the Kallur, Gundala Temple, Jamalapuram Temple etc. are worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport, situated at a distance of around 139 km from the city centre.
The nearest major railway station is Khammam Railway station at a distance of 2 km from the city.
There are numerous state-owned as well as private bus services such as Sai Krishna Travels running to numerous places from Khammam. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.