Although the state of Telangana came into existence only recently, its stories and rich legacy go back hundreds of years – from dynasties such as the Kakatiyas and Chalukyas to the Mughals and Asaf Jahis. Adventure, spirituality, mouth-watering cuisine, culture, handicrafts, colorful festivals, and magnificent vistas await you in this fascinating state.
Walk down the paths of history and ancient kingdoms at Khammam, about 195 km away from Hyderabad. It is a city steeped in spirituality and religious traditions, along with pristine natural beauty. Temples, intricately-carved terracotta sculptures, archaeological sites, and a vibrant culture co-exist along the banks of the beautiful river Munneru.
Revisit ancient civilizations at the Khammam fort, built in 950 AD by the Kakatiyas. The fort is made of granite and displays a splendid amalgamation of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. Etched by a long history of battles and possession, it was first ruled by the Qutub Shahis rulers in 1512, who then made way for the Asaf Jahi rulers in the 17th century. Kingdoms were established and destroyed, but the fort stands magnificent and strong even today.
Awaken your inner Indiana Jones and explore the historic site of Nelakondapally! Nelakondapally has been the site of fascinating discoveries dating back to the 3rd and 4th Centuries AD. Treasures such as brick cisterns, a maha stupa, wells, terracotta figurines, a bronze idol of Buddha, and miniature stupas have been unearthed here. There are numerous legends and myths about this location, only adding to its mystique. The Pandavas are said to have spent a year of Aznata Vasa here, secretly working in the palace of King Virata Raju.
The spiritually inclined will find solace at several religious places in Khammam. Visit the town of Jamalapuram, which houses the 1000-year-old Venkateswara Swamy temple. Or drive 50 km away from Khammam to Kallur and the famous Lord Venu Gopala Swamy Temple, built 400 years ago by queen Rudramma Devi.
Khammam will also delight you with its splendid natural beauty. The beautiful Lakaram Lake is one of the most popular hangout spots. The Wyra Reservoir is a wonderful place if you fancy some fishing and the irreplaceable sight of rolling green hills. The project’s waters provide water to 17,391 acres of land for irrigation. For a little more adventure on the water, visit the Palair Lake 30 km away. It’s a gorgeous man-made lake providing both recreational thrills, as well as electrical power for the residents.
Plan a visit to the PapiKondalu mountain range, for its fantastic views and cascading waterfalls.
The Experience Of OYO Hotels In Khammam
OYO residences offer services across the spectrum such as free Wi-Fi, AC and non-AC rooms, running cold and hot water, 24-hour room service, complimentary breakfasts, along with conference rooms to Banquet Halls and in-house restaurants.
OYO hotels in Khammam are aesthetically designed and clean, with essential amenities and security around-the-clock. The hotels are located close to bus stands, railway stations, and other places of interest. For a hassle-free check-in experience, you can filter the hotels that welcome couples and guests with local identification.