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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.2/5

266 reviews

Summers are hot and humid

I had been to Khammam in October 2015. Khammam is reconnected to major cities in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, apart from other major cities in South India. The temple in Bhadrachalam is closely connected with the life of 17th Century saint and composer known as Bhakta Ramadas. Bhadrachalam and Vijayanagara are said to have been closely associated with the epic Ramayana. Rama, Sita and Lakshmana are said to have stayed at Parnasala, 35 kilometers away from Bhadrachalam. Bhadrachalam attracts thousands of devotees from all over the world. This hill station is encircled by River Godavari which flows in a southern direction. The best time to visit Bhadrachalam is between September to February. Summers are hot and humid and should better be avoided .

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Apsar Shaik

Apsar Shaik5.0/5

1 review

Every minute of my experience

I experienced my first train journey just last year when my parents took us all to for a holiday to my Granma's home. We arrived at the Secunderabad Railway Station at 6. 00 a. M. To catch the Krishna express train. Crowds had started gathering at the ticketing counter to buy tickets and there were long queues. Fortunately, we had bought our tickets two days earlier, so we went straight to the platform. There, we waited for the train and saw many people rushing to the platform. Children were running about happily. We quickly bought some magazines, minutes and chocolates . The train finally arrived and we scrambled into our coach to get to our seats. I was lucky to get a good seat near the window. At last, the guard blew the whistle and the train moved slowly and pulled out of the station. I felt thrilled at that very moment and I enjoyed the jerky movement and the new experience There were friendly passengers all around and soon we started talking and joking among ourselves. The scenery outside was interesting and varied. Trees, bushes, rice-fields and farmers' huts flashed past us and we were greeted by village children waving and smiling at us happily. I also saw vegetable farms. After about three hours, I felt sleepy and dozed off in spite of the rattling sound of the wheels. Suddenly, there was a fool and the train came to a halt. The engines hissed and the brakes squeaked. I woke up with a start and looked out of the window. We had reached a station. Three minutes later, the train started moving again and accelerated gradually until it was travelling at a constant speed. I spent the rest of the journey Reading as the initial excitement had gone Finally, the train jerked to a our stop. We had at last reached our destination. We walked a short distance to board the station. It had been a very pleasant journey.

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Khammam Overview

State: TelanganaFamous for/as: HeritageAltitude: 107 mDistrict: Khammam DistrictLanguage: TeluguWeather: Summer 30°C to 43°C, winter 10°C to 22°CSTD code: 08742Pin code: 507001
About Khammam Tourism
Khammam is a district in the state of Telangana that sprawls across an area of 16,029 sq km. Khammam has its headquarters in its namesake town, which is located about 193 km east of the state capital, Hyderabad. The district shares its southern borders with Krishna district, while East and West Godavari districts bound it in the east. Khammam is lined by Nalgonda and Warangal districts to the west, while the state of Chhattisgarh borders it towards the north. River Godavari entering from the Warangal district flows nearly 250 km across the district.
Originally, the district was named as 'Kammamet', which was later transformed to 'Khammam Mettu' and subsequently to 'Khammam'. The name of the district has been derived from the vertical rock, called ‘Kamba’, which lies under ‘Stambhadri’ temple (formerly ‘Narsimhadri’ or ‘Stamba Sikhari’). Khammam town was earlier a part of the larger Warangal district, serving as the seat of Taluk Administration. On 1 October, 1953 however, the five talukas of the Warangal district were carved out and a new district Khammam was established, with Khammam as district headquarters.
In 1959, the Bhadrachalam and Nuguru Venkatapuram taluks of East Godavari district, located on the other side of the river, were merged into Khammam. The district was divided in 1976 to form a new taluk, named Tirumalayapalem. Post the introduction of Mandal system in 1985, Khammam district was divided into 46 mandals, in four revenue divisions. Out of the 46 mandals, 29 are occupied by Koya, Lambada and Konda Reddi tribes, while 2 are partially populated by tribal people. Khammam is thus the largest tribal populated district in Andhra Pradesh.
The culture of Khammam district is a conglomeration representing a mosaic of Hindu, Muslim and Christian religions. An integral part of the Hindu community is constituted with a considerable number of sizeable tribes, particularly Koyas and Lambadas. These tribal people follow their own traditions and customs, for instance, the Koya tribe speaks a language called Koya, while Konda Reddis speak an ancient dialect of Telugu.
One of the coal mining districts of India, Khammam is popular for a number of irrigation sources, the major source being the Nagarjunasagar Project. Major attractions of the district include the Narasimha Swamy Temple and Khammam Fort. Khammam Fort is known for its architecture, a blend of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. Nelakondapalli is a site of historical importance as artefacts like terracotta figurines, bronze idol of Buddha and miniature Stupa of 3rd and 4th centuries have been found here. Another popular tourist spot in the destination is the Lakaram Lake, where boating can be done.
Reaching Khammam is easy. The closest airport to Khammam is the Vijayawada Airport, which is located at a distance of around 105 km and serves only domestic flights. Travellers from international destinations can board flights at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. Khammam Railway Station connects Khammam with major cities like Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Apart from this, Khammam is well connected with Hyderabad through frequent government and private operated buses.
The ideal time to visit Khammam is during the winter season, which extends from the months of December till February.

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