At a distance of 1.5 km from Khammam Railway Station, 120 km from Warangal and 196 km from Hyderabad, Khammam Fort is situated in Khammam town of Telangana.
Built during 950 AD by the Kakatiya rulers, the fort is an important tourist attraction in Khammam. Later, Musunuri Nayaks and Velama kings were involved in the expansion of the fort. Subsequently the Qutb Shahi kings developed the fort further.
The fort is situated on Stambhadri hill. It represents a combination of both Hindu and Muslim architectural influences. There are several mandapas and temples inside the fort. The fort and the temples located on top make the place a wonderful site to visit in Khammam. The steps constructed to reach the top have made access to the fort easier.
This fort was built with granite and has an area of around 4 square km. It also has a Masjid and Mahal including Ashoor Khanas constructed during Nizam period. The fort also houses several cannons that were used in the wars during Kakatiya & Qutb Shahi period.
Every year celebrations are performed in the name of Stambhadri Sambaralu. The fort is also recently celebrated 1000 years of its construction. The Fort is maintained by the archaeology department of India. It has been developed as a tourist destination and is now open to all visitors.