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Places to visit in Khammam

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Places to visit in Khammam

Area : 16,029 sq.km

The Boundaries of Khammam district are East Godavari district in the East, Warangal and Nalgonda districts in the West, Krishna district in the South and Madhya Pradesh State borders in the North directions.

Rivers : Godavari.

Major Places : Bhadrachalam, Khammam.

Tourist Places : Rayadurg, Gooty and Penukonda Forts, Khammam fort, Nelakondapalli, Parnasala, Kinnerasani Project, Peratalapalli Papi Kondalu, Palair, Somavaram, Yanambailu, Kothagudem Thermal power station at Palvancha, and Kinnerasani Sanctuary.

Pilgrimage Centers :
Bhadrachalam Sri Seetha Ramachandra swamy temple, Jeelacheruvu Venkateswara temple, Jamalapuram temple, Kallur temple, Takkellapadu Sri Lalitha Parameswary temple, Kusumanchi temple, Garla Sangameswara temple, Peratalapalli Sangameswara temple, Khammam Laxmi Narasimha temple and Sri Ramagiri Temple

Industries :
Bhadrachalam Paper Board, Kottegudam Thermal Power Station, Sponge Iron Factories, Singareni Calaries, Aloid Steel factory

This place was under the rule of Reddy, Ganapathi, Kushan, Vijayanagara and Nizam Kings. This district was formed in the year 1953.

The forest area covers more than the fifty percent of the total area of the district. Rich Timber like Teak is obtained from these forests. Coal is the chief mineral found in these lands, especially at Kottegudam, and Illendu. Marble Stone deposits are also available at some parts of the district. One of the Four Industrial development centers in the state is situated in this district. The power supply to this district is mainly through Kottegudam Thermal Power Station. The water sources to this are Lalbahadur canal which is left Nagarjuna sagar canal, Mokkamamidi, Paddavagu, Kinnerasani and Taliperu like mediun range Projects.

Accessibility :
Khammam is 257 kms from Hyderabad and lies on the Hyderabad – Vijayawada rail section. It is well connected by road.

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