Khammam (Telugu: ), is the headquarters of the Khammam District in Andhra Pradesh state of India and is located about 193 kilometres (120 mi) east of state capital, Hyderabad. Recently[when], AP govt has announced Khammam as Municipal Corporation, adding 14 villages around it which developed in business with the town.
The present name of Khammam is said to have been derived from the name of the temple 'Narsimhadri', later 'Stamba Sikhari' and then it was termed as 'Stambadhri' which has an ancient temple of Narasimha Swamy on its top.This temple is believed to have been existing since Treta Yuga. The vertical rock under the temple is known as 'KAMBA'(Urdu) which literally means piller. The name of the town Khammam has been derived from 'Kambam Mettu' to 'Khammam Mettu' to the present 'Khammam'. The district is named as Khammam. The town 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 Andhra Pradesh.