Bhadrachalam is a city registered in the Bhadradri District of the Indian state of Telangana. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage town with the existence of Lord Rama's Bhadrachalam Temple, located on the banks of the Godavari River. It is located 312 kilometers east of the state capital, Hyderabad, 115 kilometers from Khammam, 177 kilometers from Suryapet and 178 kilometers from the capital Andhra Pradesh, Amaravathi.
The city has a documented history of the Sri Sri Rama temple built around the 17th century by Koperla Gopanna (almost 370 years ago).
Kaderla Gopanna (1620 - 1680), popularly known as Bhadradri Ramadasu or Bhadrachala Ramadasu, was an Indian devotee of Rama in the 17th century and a composer of Carnatic music. His devotional lyrics to Rama are famous in the classical music of South India as Ramadaasu Keertanalu, and have made Bhadrachalam a place of religious importance for Hindus.
Bhadrachalam is located at 17.67°N 80.88°E. It has an average elevation of 50 metres (164 feet).
In 2001, the Indian census, Bhadrachalam had a population of 55,352. In 2001, men make up 50% of the population and women 50%. Bhadrachalam has a literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. 11% of the population is under 6 years old.
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.