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Temple town
Bhadrachalam Temple
Bhadrachalam is located in Telangana
Bhadrachalam is located in India
Coordinates: 17°40′N 80°53′E / 17.67°N 80.88°E / 17.67; 80.88Coordinates: 17°40′N 80°53′E / 17.67°N 80.88°E / 17.67; 80.88
Country India
State Telangana
District Bhadradri
 • Body Nagar Palika
 • Total 12.00 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 50,087
 • Density 7,121/km2 (18,440/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 507111
Telephone code 08743
Vehicle registration TS-28
Sex ratio 1:1 /
Distance from Kothagudem 40 kilometres (25 mi)
Distance from Hyderabad 325 kilometres (202 mi)

Bhadrachalam is a census town in Bhadradri District of the Indian state of Telangana.[3] It is an important Hindu pilgrimage town with an existence of the Bhadrachalam Temple of Lord Rama, situated on the banks of Godavari river. It is located 312 kilometres (194 mi) east of state capital, Hyderabad,115 kilometres (71 mi) from Khammam, 177 kilometres (110 mi) from Suryapet and 178 kilometres (111 mi) from the Andhra Pradesh State Capital Amaravathi.

Painting of Lord SriRama on a temple at Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri District


The town has a documented history of Lord Sri Rama temple constructed circa 17th century CE by Kancherla Gopanna (nearly 370 years ago).[4]

Kancherla Gopanna (1620 - 1680), 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.


Bhadrachalam is located at 17°40′N 80°53′E / 17.67°N 80.88°E / 17.67; 80.88.[5] It has an average elevation of 50 metres (164 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[6] 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. The nearest railway station, Bhadrachalam Road railway station at 40 km (25 mi) from the town.[7]


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook - Khammam" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & CensusCommissioner. pp. 14, 40. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "District Administration – Formation/Reorganization of District, Revenue Divisions and Mandals in Badradri District at Kothagudem – Final Notification - Orders – Issued" (PDF). Bhadradri Kothagudem District. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  4. ^ ":: Welcome to Bhadrachala Sree Seetha Ramachandra swamy temple ::". 
  5. ^ "Bhadrachalam, India Page". Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  7. ^ "BDCR/Bhadrachalam Road (3 PFs) Map/Atlas – India Rail Info". India Rail Info. 

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