Godavarikhani, Andhra Pradesh: The coal bearing area in the north-east of the district is given the modern name as Godavarikhani, which lies in the close vicinity of the River Godavari. As the town is situated close to River Godavari, it got its name as 'Godavarikhani' ('khani' means mines). Godavarikhani is most popular for coal mines and is a prominent industrial area. The town includes about a dozen old villages namely Jangoan, Andugupalli, Malkapur, Sundilla, Jallaram, Chandanapur, Veerlapalle, Venkatraopalle, Allur, Vakilpalle, Maredubaka and Nagepalli, which merged into the modern city of Godavarikhani during the past half a century.
The fertilizer city is also included in it. The area of Godavarikhani is a pre-historic site. The Early and Middle Stone Age artifacts like hand-axes and flake-scrapers were reported by Munn L. from Alur and Jangoan which are now the parts of this town.
The tools of Paleolithic Age found here reveal that there was movement of Stone Age man in this area from thousands of years.