The 1000-year-old Khammam Fort was built during Kakatiyas’ regime. It is located on Stambhadri hill. Since then, it had passed the hands of many rulers and had undergone various modifications leading to further enhancement of the fort’s appearance and strength. The fort displays the influences of Hindu and Islam architecture, which are spectacular. The steps constructed to reach the top have made access to the fort easier now. The fort and the temples located on top make the place a major tourist attraction.
Construction of the Khammam Fort was initiated around 950 AD when the Telugu area (now Telangana) was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty (10th – 13th century). Later, Musunuri Nayaks and Velama kings were involved in the construction of the fort situated on the hill. It was completed in the year 1000 and was under control of Reddy dynasty. Subsequently the Qutb Shahi kingdom (1531) developed further both Khammam Fort and other parts of the region.
Khammam Fort represents both Hindu and Muslim architectural influences. The fort has celebrated 1000 years of existence and is set to become a major tourist spot in southern India. It is developed as a tourist spot by the government.