Bhadrachalam in Telangana is well-known as a pilgrimage destination. Bhadrachalam, located on the Godavari River, is a sacred pilgrimage site. This town is well-known for its Lord Rama temple. It was decided to move the Bhadrachalam Revenue Division, one of the largest in the country, to the Khammam District in the Telangana region for administrative purposes. Travellers go to Bhadrachalam each year in large numbers to see the city’s many attractions. Another of Bhadrachalam’s neighbourhoods, Yetapaka is located 2 kilometres from the city centre, and it has a legend of how the bird Jatayuvu, a fervent supporter of Rama, tried to stop Ravana as he rode a chariot after kidnapping Sita. All in all, you will have a wonderful time here, exploring all the tourist attractions.

Bhadrachalam is a census town in Bhadradri Kothagudem district in the Indian state of Telangana. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage town with the Bhadrachalam Temple of Rama, situated on the banks of the Godavari River.


It is located 312 kilometres (194 mi) east of the state capital, Hyderabad, 115 kilometres (71 mi) from Khammam,178 kilometres (111 mi) from Suryapet,180 kilometres (112 mi) from Warangal,187 kilometres (116 mi) from Vijayawada,220 kilometres (137 mi) and 350 kilometres (217 mi) from Visakhapatnam.


The town has a documented history of a Rama Temple constructed c. 17th century CE by Kancherla Gopanna.

Gopanna (1620 – 1688), popularly known as Bhadradri Ramadasu or Bhadrachala Ramadasu, was a 17th-century Indian devotee of Rama and a composer of Carnatic music. His devotional lyrics to Rama are famous in South Indian classical music as Ramadaasu Keertanalu and have made Bhadrachalam a place of religious importance for Hindus.

The Bhadrachalam area also has several Hindu temples associated with the epic Ramayana. It is referred to as “Dakshina Saketa Puri” in the movie “Sri Ramadasu”.


Bhadrachalam is located at 17.67°N 80.88°E. It has an average elevation of 50 metres (164 feet). The zero-foot gauge level of the Godavari River at Bhadracham is equal to +32.6 m msl.


As of 2001 India census, Bhadrachalam had a population of 55,352. As of 2001, Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Bhadrachalam has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The state bus service TSRTC operates a bus station in Bhadrachalam connecting the town to various places of the state. Andhra Pradesh state bus service APSRTC operates buses frequently to Bhadrachalam.

The nearest railway station is Bhadrachalam Road railway station,[40 km (25 mi) from the town.

Bhadrachalam is connected to Hyderabad, Khammam, Suryapet, Nalgonda, Warangal, Nizamabad, Ramagundam, Godavarikhani, Miryalaguda, and Karimnagar cities in Telangana state as well as to Rajamahendravaram, Kakinada, Amalapuram, Guntur, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh State.

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