An industrial town in the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, Kothagudem (also known as coal town of South India) is situated about 270 km from Hyderabad. This town is gifted with beautiful forests and landscapes. It also has well maintained Children’s Park and Town Park for recreation. Kothagudem is a part of the Telangana Region. The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), which is a coal producing company, is headed by Kothagudem. Murredu, a tributary of the river Godavari, flows through this town.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels near Kothagudem. Some of them are Hotel Lepakshi (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Surya Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Thatipalli Residency (Tariff – Rs. 800), and Harsha Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600).
The official language of Kothagudem is Telugu.
The important events at Kothagudem are the annual Kalyanotsavam on the eve of Sri Rama Navami and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of tourist attraction include Bhadrachalam-temple town of Lord Rama, located about 40 km from this town, the Kinnerasani Dam (20 km), Open-cast and underground mines-require special permission from SCCL, Thrimatha Panchayatana Kshetram, the Nava Bharat Balaji Temple, and Sri Kanaka Durga Chandra Mouleeswara Temple which is located within the town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kothagudem is the Warangal Airport (150 km).
There are many express trains to Kothagudem from Hyderabad, Secunderabad, and Vijayawada.
Kothagudem is well connected by road with Bhadrachalam, Khammam, Sathupalli, Vijayawada, and Warangal. Private operators such as Sai Krishna Travels and SVR Tours provide services on a daily basis. When you are booking a bus ticket online ensure that you log on to a good bus booking portal like Ticketgoose.com.