Papi Kondalu, a popular tourist attraction in Khammam is a mountain range in Andhra Pradesh. It is believed by many that the scenic beauty of this southern valley is equivalent to the natural beauty of Kashmir. The mountain ranges of Papi Kondalu lie at a distance of 124 km from the city of Khammam and are also part of the Medak, East Godavari and West Godavari districts.
The mountain ranges were initially known as Papidi Kondalu, a Telugu word for partition. The ranges were thus named because of the partition that they create in the River Godavari. Some people believe that the ranges were thus named because their aerial view resembles the partition that a woman creates in her hair. The mountain ranges of Papi Kondalu are very famous for the beautiful waterfalls at Munivaatam. This is essentially a tribal area with calm and serene atmosphere. Many people come to the waterfalls to become one with nature. The tribal communities at the place are peaceful people and do not cause any sort of harm to the visiting tourists.