Built by the Glorious Kakatiya Rulers, Khammam Fort is one of the proud icons of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since many centuries. Constructed in the 9th century, the fort has been refurbished by many rulers over the years and what we see today is the work by the Qutub Shahi Kings who reigned the region during 15th century.
The beautiful town Singareni in the district of qaKhammam is on the banks of the river Munneru, a tributary of River Mighty Krishna, and is also a coal reserve catering as a power resource to entire Telangana region.
Highlights of Khammam Fort :
- Built across an area of 4 sq.miles on top of a granite hill.
- The fort is constructed as a means of protecting the city from invadors.
- More than 60 cannons can be mounted at a time from this fort as it has ample number of windows and balconies.
- The water management system constructed during the Mughal period is still an admirable work.
- The fort houses at least 15 bastions to retaliate the approaching enemy from the top.
- The stone structure called Nethi Bhavi is constructed to be visible from any part of the city.
- The fort is believed to have secret tunnel ways connecting it to Warangal fort, used as emergency exits for the royal clans during times of war or invasions.
Don’t forget to visit this historic structure Khammam fort, speaking volumes about the glories of Telangana.