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 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,192 kilometres (119 mi) from Vijayawada,177 kilometres (110 mi) from Suryapet, 180 kilometres (112 mi) from Warangal, 220 kilometres (137 mi) from the Andhra Pradesh state capital Amaravathi and 350 kilometres (217 mi) from Visakhapatnam.
|District||Bhadradri Kothagudem district|
|• Body||Nagar Palika|
|• Total||12.00 km2 (4.63 sq mi)|
|Elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Rank||40th in Telangana|
|• Density||7,121/km2 (18,440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||1:1 ♂/♀|
|Distance from Kothagudem||40 kilometres (25 mi)|
|Distance from Hyderabad||325 kilometres (202 mi)|
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.
As of 2001[update] 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.
Bhadrachalam is connected[how?] 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.