Palvancha, also called Paloncha, is a city in the newly formed Telangana’s Khamman district. This industrial town has a dam called Kinnerasani Dam, which is worth visiting. Blessed with lush green forests and beautiful lakes, Palvancha makes a good weekend getaway. Some of its nearby cities include Kothagudem (13 km), Bhadrachalam (28 km) and Manuguru (47 km).
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Palvancha. Tourists can opt to stay in Siddipet, which is 57 km away. Some of the budget hotels include Sri Sudharsana Residency (Tariff – Rs.900), Padmashali Satram (Tariff – Rs.900) and Haritha Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000).
Telugu is mostly spoken in Palvancha.
Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Apart from the Kinnerasani Dam (11 km), there is the Old Paloncha Lake, which is worth a visit. Other places of interest lie in Kothagudem and Bhadrachalam.
How to Get There
The airport in Vijayawada, which is 177 km away, is the closest to the town.
Kothagudem Railway Station, which is located 13 km away, is the major railhead connecting this place to other cities.
Buses are available from Kothagudem and Vijayawada. State-run bases cater to passengers travelling on this route. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.