Khammam is the city in
Khammam district of the
Indian state of
Telangana. It is the headquarters of the
Khammam district and Khammam
mandal also.It is located about 193 kilometres (120 mi) east
of the state capital, Hyderabad, 61 kilometres (38 mi) from
Suryapet, 120 kilometres (75 mi) from
Warangal and also it is
located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) North of the Andhra Pradesh
state capital, Amaravathi. The river
Munneru flows on the western side
of the town. As of 2011[update] census of India,
agglomeration has a population of 2,62,255.However, on 19 October
2012, the civic body of
Khammam was upgraded to Municipal corporation,
by merging 14 surrounding villages, resulting in addition of
population. Post upgradation to corporation
Khammam population is
approximated to be 3,05,000.
3 Freedom movement
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Historical records show that the city's name was once
City is located on the banks of a river called
Munneru which is a
tributary of the Krishna River.
Khammam district has a lot of
historical importance in Telangana.
Khammam City, which was the seat of Taluk Administration, was part of
Warangal District, until 1 October 1953. Five taluks of the
Warangal district viz., Khammam, Madhira, Yellandu, Burgampadu and
Paloncha (now Kothagudem) were carved out and a new district Khammam
Khammam as District Headquarters. In 1959
Bhadrachalam and Nuguru Venkatapuram Taluks of
East Godawari district, which were on the other side of the river
Godavari were merged into
Khammam on grounds of geographical
contiguity and administrative viability.
In 1973, a new taluk with
Sathupalli as its headquarters was carved
Kothagudem taluks. In the year 1976 four new
taluks were formed viz., Tirumalayapalem, Sudimalla, Aswaraopeta and
Khammam district was initially a part of larger
Khammam shows that it has produced a number of leaders who
were part of the Freedom struggle, such as first generation Communist
leaders Peravelli Venkata Ramanaiah, Pendyala Satyanarayana Rao,
Sarvadevabhatla Ramanatham, K.L.Narsimha Rao, and Chirravuri
Laxminarasaiah First Municipal Chairman of Khammam; Congress leaders
Madapati Hanumantha Rao, Chepuri Nenkanna, Madapati Ramchander Rao,
Sardar Jamalpuram Keshava Rao, Bommakanti Satyanarayana Rao,
Hayagreeva Chary, and Nizam Rashtra Vimochanam Jalagam Vengala Rao,
former Chief Minister of AP, Prof. K. Venkata Ramiah, Founder and
Vice-Chancellor of KU.
Khammam district § Freedom movement
Some of the notable events in
Khammam town during freedom struggle .
1931 – First Independence movement in
1935 – First Library established in
1945 – 12th State Andhra Mahasabha meeting at
Khammam organised by
Pendyala Satya Narayana Rao as general secretary, Aahvana sangham.
Elected Baddam Ellareddy as president and Pendyala Satya Narayana Rao
as vice-president to 13th State Andhra Mahasabha in that meeting. The
meeting was held on 26-28 March.
Puchalapalli Sundarayya participated
in the meeting as guest.Nearly 40,000 people attended the meeting.
1946 – Mahathma Gandhi's visit to
Khammam mett (
on 5 August 1946
1947 August, 7 – Satyagraham at
Jamalapuram Kesava Rao, Kurapati Venkata Raju, Vattikonda Ramakotaiah,
Heeralal Moriya, Teegala Hanumantha Rao, Kolipaka Kishan Rao, Gella
Keshava Rao, Yadavalli Venkateswara Sharma, Pullabhotla Venkateswarlu
(Hyderabad congress present), Vutukuru Kamala (Freedom Fighter –
Khammam town as seen from Narasimha Swamy hill,
Khammam town as seen from Narasimha Swamy hill
Khammam is located at 17°15′N 80°09′E / 17.25°N
80.15°E / 17.25; 80.15. It has an average elevation of
107 metres (351 feet).
Climate chart (explanation)
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Khammam Average Weather in
Khammam for January Sunlight 9
hours a day Coldest January temperature 12 °C Coldest daily
temperature 16 °C Warmest daily temperature 28 °C Warmest
January temperature 38 °C Discomfort* Moderate Morning Humidity
76% Evening Humidity 45% Rain in January 4 mm
Average Weather in
Khammam for February Sunlight 10 hours a day
Coldest February temperature 15 °C Coldest daily temperature
19 °C Warmest daily temperature 29 °C Warmest February
temperature 40 °C Discomfort* Moderate Morning Humidity 67%
Evening Humidity 39% Rain in February 9 mm Wet days for February
Khammam experiences typical Indian climatic conditions. Summer season
is hot and the temperatures can climb rapidly during the day. Monsoon
season brings certain amount of rainfall and the temperatures
gradually reduce during this period. After the onset of the monsoon
day temperatures are much lower and as the winter approaches they
Summer season is from March and lasts till the end of May. During this
time day temperatures are high and can reach 40 °C to
42 °C. Humidity is low as it is not located near the ocean.
Conditions are generally dry during this period and the temperatures
range from a minimum of 35 °C and can rise up to a maximum of 40
°C to 45 °C. Monsoon season brings much needed relief
from the heat. Monsoon seasons are from the months of June to
September. Temperatures average around 30 °C during this period.
The place gets rain from the South West Monsoon. Some amount of
rainfall can be experienced in the October as well. Winter season is
from December to February. January is usually the coldest parts of the
year. Temperatures range around 28 °C to 34 °C during this
Winter: December To February
Summer: March to June
South West Monsoons – July to September
North East Monsoons – October to November
Rain storms and cyclones are common in the region during the rainy
season, which starts with the monsoons in early June. The cyclones
could occur any time of the year, but commonly between August and
Climate data for Khammam(1981–2010)
Average high °C (°F)
Average low °C (°F)
Average precipitation mm (inches)
Average precipitation days
India Meteorological Department
During the 2015
India heat wave,
Khammam experienced a maximum
temperature of 48 °C (118 °F).
Munneru river in Khammam
Khammam has been receiving higher annual rainfall than the rest of
state. The annual rain fall is 175 centimetres (69 in) during the
Khammam was also affected by the floods of Munneru,
the tributary of Krishna River. In 2007, the floods stuck by the River
drowned the Bokkalagadda with a heavy three-day rain. Again in 2009,
floods stuck and inundated the area. There has also been a proposal
for the construction of a barricade. Food Corporation of
Khammam regularly release food for the flood
Khammam UA population
As of 2011[update] census, the city had a population of 305,000. The
total population constitute, 91,019 males and 93,233 females —a sex
ratio of 1025 females per 1000 males. 17,131 children are in the age
group of 0–6 years, of which 8,876 are boys and 8,255 are girls —a
ratio of 1075 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 81.70%
with 136,532 literates, significantly higher than the state average of
Religions in Khammam
†Includes Sikhs, Jains
Khammam Municipal Corporation
Khammam Municipal Corporation is the city's civic body.
Khammam is one of Telangana's the historical cities, with nearly 1,000
years of traceable history. It is the headquarters of Khammam
District. The town was constituted into a
Municipality on 24 March
1942 and upgraded to a special grade municipality in the year 2001.
Khammam is divided into 11 revenue wards and 41
election wards. On 19 October 2012
Khammam municipality was announced
as a Municipal Corporation, with a further 9 gram panchayats added
around it which developed in business[clarification needed] with the
Khammam has 20 revenue wards and 50 election
divisions. The Municipal Corporation has an area of 94.37 km2.
Bhakta Ramadasu Kala Kshetram, has been a prestigious National
theatre, constructed by the state Government in the name of Sri.
Bhakta Ramadasu (
Kancherla Gopanna ) was devotee of Sri Rama and
composer of carnatic music.
Khammam Fort, constructed in 950 AD by the Kakatiya Dynasty, is
situated on a hill overlooking the town. Lakaram Lake is another
tourist attraction. Apart from these there are many places
surrounding the town, such as Bhadrachalam, Parnasala, Nelakondapalli,
The city is connected to major cities and towns by means of road and
railways. National and state highways that pass through the city are
National Highway 365A, State Highway 3 and 42.
TSRTC operates buses to
various destinations from
Khammam bus station of the city. Khammam
railway station provides rail connectivity to the city, located on the
Kazipet–Vijayawada section of the New Delhi-Chennai main line. It is
Secunderabad railway division
Secunderabad railway division of the South Central
There are various pharmacy colleges such as MAX Institute Of
Pharmaceutical Sciences,Browns College Of Pharamcy and MBA, MCA, and
engineering colleges around Khammam, such as the Swarna Bharathi
Institute of Science and Technology Engineering College, The Vazir
Sultan College of Engieering. Mamata Medical College is also a
teaching hospital located in the city. SR & BGNR Degree and KMDC
Degree & PG College also conducts archaeological research on
megalithic sites. For competitive exams like groups, police, teacher
jobs Right Choice IAS academy is the famous coaching centre in entire
The major Telugu newspapers in city are Namaste Telangana, Sakshi,
Eenadu, Andhra Bhoomi, Andhra Prabha, Vaartha, Suryaa,
Vishalandra. The major English newspapers in the city are The Hindu,
Telangana Today, The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu
The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express and The Hans India. Electronic
Media include HMTV, ETV and Sakshi.
Sardar Patel Stadium – A stadium with all amenities including
sports complex, indoor stadium, swimming pool, cricket net, skating
rink, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. There is a running
track around the football pitch.
Pavilion Grounds By
Khammam Municipal Corporation
SR & BGNR Grounds
Women in the city celebrate Bathukamma, a floral festival in which
they worship the goddess with different flowers for nine days. The
women carry their
Bathukamma to the nearest temple of their locality,
then they clap, sing and dance rhythmically around the Bathukamma.
Along with Bathukamma,
Bonalu was also declared a state festival on 15
The cuisine of the city is mainly South Indian dishes. The breakfast
items include Idli, Dosa, Vada, and Puri. Rice with variety of curries
including curd is taken as main food and the most notable one is the
Special food items
Haleem are traditional food
items available in the season of Ramadan.
There are 9 film theatres in the town. Among 9 theatres; Srinivasa,
Vinoda, Raghava, Kinnerasani and Narthaki Theatres were near to both
Bus and Railway Stations.
Sunder Max Theatre
There were only few parks in the town. Lakaram Park can be accessed
frequently in the town.
Lakaram Park (Sequel)
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Official website of
Urban local bodies in Telangana