Located on Munneru River banks, Khammam is a land of rich history. The land was ruled by various dynasties and hence the place is colorful and bubbling with life thanks to the contribution of diversified cultures. Khammam flourished in art and architecture and it has earned a special place by displaying harmony and showing traits of tolerance towards other religions and beliefs. As a tourist destination, the land offers you excellent experience and here are the 8 top places to visit in Khammam.
The temple at Bhadrachalam has the Archa Murthys of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana and are considered to be Swayambhu (self-manifested ones) . Lord Sri Rama appeared in a dream to a woman called Pokala Dammakka and informed her about the existence of vigrahas on Bhadragiri hills. To her surprise she found the "Vigraha's" and put up a modest structure. On 17 Nov 1959 the Bhadrachalam Revenue Division, consisting of Bhadrachalam and Nuguru Venkatapuram Taluks of East Godavari district were merged into the Khammam district through GO No 553. for geographical contiguity and administrative viability.
Perantalapalli is sure to give you the ultimate experience with its picturesque landscapes. Its beauty can be gauged by the fact that it is referred to as cloud-laced hill range. It is located between Kunavaram and Rajahmundry. This tribal village located on hilltop offers view of the confluence of Sabari and Godavari Rivers. View of Papi Hills and Munivaatam Falls are breathtaking.
The 1000-year-old Khammam Fort was built during Kakatiyas’ regime. It is located on Stambhadri hill. Since then, it had passed the hands of many rulers and had undergone various modifications leading to further enhancement of the fort’s appearance and strength. The fort displays the influences of Hindu and Islam architecture, which are spectacular. The steps constructed to reach the top have made access to the fort easier now. The fort and the temples located on top make the place a major tourist attraction.
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 635.4 sq.km of land, which houses a wide range of species. The dense forest is home to animals including tigers, pythons, hyena, sambar, panthers, jackals, wild boars, cobra and many more. The sanctuary offers great view for nature lovers, as apart from the variety of wildlife, the forest has a rich variety of flowers and trees. Birds from various parts of the world migrate to Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary to make the trees their abode. Deer Park and Kinnerasani Dam are other attractions in this sanctuary. Jeep safaris are available to make your tour on the forest convenient. Stay at the guesthouses located nearby would offer you a great sense of adventure.