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Khammam Fort & Nelakondapalli Budhist Monument

Khammam fort is a hill fortification occupying an area of 4 sq. km located on Stambhadri hill in the middle of the Khammam town. The fort holds historical significance not only for Khammam town, but also for the state of Telangana. The majestic fort represents the pride of past rulers atop a hill which represents a blend of various architectural styles. Khammam fort was believed to have been built by rulers of various dynasties at different times. The fort was constructed initially during the 12th century by the great Kakatiya rulers. The kings Velama and Musunuri Nayak were believed to have been involved in its construction and in the year 1531, the Qutub Shahi kings started developing the Khammam Fort.

Khammam Images

Historical Attractions

Khammam fort

  • The fort was constructed initially during the 12th century by the great Kakatiya rulers
  • A blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles
  • The inner fortification features cyclopean walls at two levels with bastions
  • Renovated during the period of Asafjahis with the help of French Engineers
  • There are several temples and mandapas inside the fort
  • It has a Masjid and Mahal including Ashoor Khanas constructed during Nizam period

Nelakondapalli Mahastupa

  • A Mahastupa with a diameter of 170 ft dated back to 3rd - 4th century AD
  • Findings of Monastic complex, Pottery, Beads, Bangles and Coins of Ikshvaku, Vishnukundini periods
  • Miniature Votive Stupa, a Bronze icon of Avalokitesvara, Idols of Buddha
  • Vihara complex having hundred cells with a spacious cultural courtyard
  • The main components are lower pradakshina pitha, Vedika with ayaka platforms and a dome

Address of Khammam

Khammam city is in Khammam district of Telangana state, India - 507003.

How to Reach

Khammam Fort is located in Khammam town and Nelakondapalli is 20 km away from Khammam.

  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 193 km, Warangal - 119, Vijayawada - 130 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hyderabad, Vijayawada
  • Nearest Bus station: Khammam
  • Nearest Railway Station: Khammam (Major stop on Hyderabad - Vijayawada - Visakhapatnam line)
  • Transport: There are frequent buses and trains available from Hyderabad, Warangal and Vijayawada.

Where to Stay

There are decent hotels available in Khammam town.

Things to Take Care

Visit ancient Ganapeswara temple also which is 22 km away from Khammam in Kusumanchi village.

Visiting Places near Khammam