The growing city of Khammam is located in the district of the same name in the Indian state of Telangana. It also functions as the headquarters of the Khammam district and the Khammam mandal. The citys was once called "Kammam mettu." Munneru, a tributary of River Krishna, flows through this city. Khammam receives much higher annual rainfall than the rest of the state and hence the city has been flooded a few times recently. The city is governed by Khammam Municipal Corporation. Administratively, the city is divided into 41 election wards and 11 revenue wards. There are several colleges in Khammam that offer courses in pharmacy such as Khammam college Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Browns College Of Pharmacy, etc. The Khammam Fort was constructed in 950 AD by the Kakatiya Dynasty. The fort is perched on a hillock overlooking the city and serves as a major tourist attraction. The Lakaram Lake is also another major tourist attraction. Apart from these, there are quite a few other places in and around the city that are appealing to tourists. Ballepalli, Bhadrachalam, Parnasala, Nelakondapalli are a few among them.
In February 2003, the RBI gave the license to Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd to carry on banking business. The head office of the Kotak Mahindra, an Indian private sector bank, is in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It provides banking products and financial services for corporate and retail customers and specialized subsidiaries in the areas of life insurance, investment banking, general insurance, and wealth management.The Bank has 1,369 branches across 689 locations and 2,163 ATMs in the country, as of 31 March 2017. In 2018, it became the second largest private bank in India by market capitalization after the HDFC Bank. Uday Kotak established the Kotak Mahindra Bank which became a financial services conglomerate. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) provided the banking licence to Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd (KMFL), the Groups flagship company in February 2003. The KMFL became the first non-banking finance company in India to be converted into a bank ? Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (Kmb)ltd.In a study published in February 2014 by Brand Finance Banking 500, KMBL was ranked 245th among the worlds top 500 banks with valuation of around half a billion dollars and brand rating of AA+. The Kotak Bank acquired ING Vysya Bank in a deal valued at ?15,000 crore in 2015. Total employment jumped to almost 40,000, and the count of branches reached 1261 with the merger. After the merger,the ING Group, which controlled ING Vysya Bank, owned a 7% share in Kotak Mahindra Bank.