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Bhadrachalam: Bhadrachalam was a census town which recently turned out to be a Municipal Corporation in Khammam district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Bhadrachalam Temple, where the presiding deity is Lord Rama, is an important site of pilgrimage for Hindus. It is situated on the banks of the river Godavari.

Khammam Fort: Construction of the Khammam Fort (India) was initiated around 950 when the Telugu area (now Andhra Pradesh) was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty (10 th - 13 th century). The Reddi Kings Velma and Laksham (Reddi dynasty 1328 - 1428) were actively involved in the construction of the fort situated on the hill. Subsequently the Qutb Shahi kingdom (1531) strived hard for developing both Khammam Fort and other parts of the region. Thus Khammam Fort represents both Hindu and Muslim architectural influences (cultures).Two years back this fort has celebrated 1000 years of existence, now its shaping to become a major tourist spots.

Parnasala: Parnasala is a village situated in Andhra Pradesh , India. The village is accessible by road and boats and is situated 32 km from the temple town of Bhadrachalam. According to legend, it is said the "Lord Sri Rama " spent some of the 14 years of exile at this location. The locals believe that Sita, the beloved consort of "Lord Sri Rama" bathed in the stream here and dried her clothes on "Radhagutta" where the imprints are seen even today. The demon king " Ravana " parked his Pushpaka on the hillock on the opposite side of the river and abducted her. An earthen ditch reportedly caused when Ravana removed earth to carry off Sita to Lanka can be seen here. Another Hindu myth names Parnashala as the location where Rama killed Maricha , who came in disguise of a golden deer to deceive Sita.

Nela Kondapalli: Nela Kondapalli is the headquarters of a mandal in Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh of India. It has Buddhist stupas and many more tourist spots. It is the birth place of Sri Ramadasu who built the temple of Lord Rama in Bhadrachalam in Khammam district.

Papi Hills : Papi kondalu (in Andhra Pradesh , India) is a lovely place whose scenery resembles the scenery of Kashmir ( North India ). The beautiful scenery of Papi kondalu, the waterfalls at Munivaatam, and the peaceful atmosphere at this tribal area give a pleasant look and peace to visitors, making it a special attraction for tourists. The idol of Shiva under serpent shade was installed in Munivaatam. The original name for this hill range was 'Papidi Kondalu'. Papidi is a rough translation for partition in Telugu. Since this range looks like a well designed partition that splits river Godavari, this name was coined. There is also another idea that the range looks like a partition of a typical Indian Woman's hair. In due course, it settled for 'Papi Kondalu'. Papi kondalu are distributed between East Godavari, West Godavari and Khammam district. The entrance of Papi kondalu can be seen from Koruturu (West Godavari District). The most popular route to reach Papi kondalu is through Rajahmundry, East Godavari District . There is also a twisted Ghat road of 35 km to reach Papi kondalu though Polavaram , via Shinganna Palli and Vadapalli.

The village Peranta palli is in this area. Swami Balananda was involved in uplifting the tribals of the region.

Madira: Madhira is a one of the major grama Panchayathi's in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, India, formerly part of the Kakatiya dynasty. Madhira is surrounded by Khammam and krishna district villages . Madhira is located in between Khammam and Vijayawada.

Notable people with the surname Madhira include Sri Madhira Subbanna Deekshitulu, creator ofKasi Majilee Kathalu (collection of stories) which became famous for their wit and message.

A new inscribed pillar found at Gummadidurru near Nandigama in Krishna district has thrown light on some new names of geographical locations during 275 AD in the Vijayanagara kingdom. The pillar with nine-inch diameter has a prakrit engraving in Bhrahmi lipi.

The inscription read as follows: "Success! Obeisance Dhamma and God during the 10th rignal year of Siri Yahuvala Chantamula - Ayadevabasaka the resident of Madhadhakadapara along with his wife Ijetika, sons Dapa, Theraka, Thamula, Chauka and daughters Modi, Chula Modi, Gharasudu, Hamavadi, Bhutati, Kati erected a chaitya (stupa) at Dedagiri (now known as Gummadidurru)".

In Madhira mandal one of the village called Mallavaram .In Mallavaram there is an old and grate temple Nancharamma temple, which is good and powerful.

Stambhadri Narasimha swamy temple (gutta)

Lakaram lake, Khammam city

Danavayagudem Botanical Gardens

RajivSagar (Dummugudem) Dam

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