Panchavati Township, the first gated community, has all amenities that one looks for

Those who want to get away from the mundane hectic lifestyle and long to lead a peaceful life with every amenity at their doorstep, Panchavati Township is like a dream come true.

Located just four-km from the airport in Akkireddypalem, the first gated community was initiated and designed by VUDA in 2005 and handed over to the Panchavati House Owners’ Welfare Association in 2007 after its completion. The residents say they cannot ask for more and that the luxury of staying in such a close-knit gated community makes them feel quite secure. Surrounded by lush green lawns, well-maintained infrastructure within the colony, reticulated gas system, 24/7 water supply by the GVMC, amusements park for children, 2.5-acre landscape, reading room, Ganesh temple, community centre, department store, gym, table-tennis court, a saloon, and several other amenities, the beautiful township with 176 duplex villas, spread over 16.5 acres, caters to every need of the residents.

A mix of owners (40 per cent), tenants (40 per cent), and floating population (20 per cent) occupy the colony structured in two types of independent units termed as Classic Villa and Executive Villa. Retired employees from a number of PSUs, bank employees, and those serving the Navy residing in the township find the colony full of life. Secretary of the association K. Sambasiva Rao said the residents meet regularly to sort out issues, if any.

“We also come together to celebrate the New Year, Independence Day, festivals, and special occasions at our community centre,” he said, and added that they use treated sewage water to maintain the lawns and have a sewage treatment plant in the colony.

Though the place is situated close to the port, Dockyard, BHPV, HPCL, steel plant, and other main industries, people hardly complain about pollution or the proximity they need to commute. “From the west gate of the township, railway station is only 6 km away. We get vegetables in the colony itself. With each one of us having our own transport, commuting is not a problem,” said M. Saloni, a housewife.

‘Panchu gals’

Ladies in the colony meet regularly and know how to stay connected.

“We are connected to WhatsApp messenger under a group called ‘Panchu gals’, where we discuss hobbies to pursue, exchange recipes, or plan events such as Women’s Day and kitty parties,” said Hema Maya, a homemaker.

With a yoga trainer visiting to help people stay fit, in-house doctors extending their service twice a week, and a host of community helpers such as plumber, electrician, auto driver, and beautician available on call, Panchavati Township comes as a complete package rolled into one.

We come together to celebrate festivals such as New Year and special occasions at our community centre. We use treated sewage water to maintain lawns

K. Sambasiva Rao

Association secretary


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Laudable features

  • The township was designed by VUDA in 2005 and handed over to residents’ association in 2007

  • It has reticulated gas system and 24/7 water supply by the GVMC

  • Amusements park for children, 2.5-acre landscape, and reading room are other attractions

  • The colony also has Ganesh temple, community centre, department store, gym, table-tennis court