Painganga River


The Painganga River,also spelt as Penuganga is the chief river of the Yavatmal district in the Maharashtra state in India and flows along the south east boundaries of the district in a winding, meandering course. It is deeply entrenched and not able to be navigated. It rises in the Ajantha range and is a major tributary of the Wardha River, the other major river in the district.

The Panuganga river originates in the Ajantha ranges in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra. It then flows through Buldhana and Washim districts. then it acts as a boundary between Yavatmal and Nanded districts of Maharashtra. It then flows along the state border between Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh before converging into Wardha river near a small village called Wadha in Wani Tehsil of Yavatmal district

The river provides the irrigation to the Washim and Yavatmal districts in Maharashtra. The are two dams being constructed on the river, namely Upper Painganga and Lower Painganga. Also this dam is known as 'Isapur Dam'. This dam is administered by the 'Pusad' taluka. Nearby talukas are Kalamnuri, Pusad, Umarkhed and Hadgaon.


Location info:

Address: Yavatmal district,Maharashtra,India.
District: Yavatmal.
Nearest City: Yavatmal City.
Best time to visit: Oct to June.


Seasonal Climate.


Interesting things to do:

The district has poor heritage of art, architecture, and archaeology. But there are some beautiful temples and other objects of interest. Some of these are at Wani and Moho village in Darwha Tehsil. The temple of Mahadeo in Moho is very beautiful and a large number of visitors visit this temple on every 'Chaitra Amavasya'.

Interesting things to Visit:

Tipeshwar Wild Life Sanctuary:
Tipeshwar wild life sanctuary is located in Pandarkawada Tehsil of Yavatmal district of Vidarbha region covering an area of 148.63-sq-km. Many villages surround the sanctuary and due to this there is a tremendous pressure on sanctuary resources for timber, firewood, bamboo and MFP collection. The hilly and undulating terrain makes the protection work difficult.

Painganga sanctuary:
The Painganga sanctuary is located in the Umerkhed Tehsil of Yavatmal district. The area is mostly low undulating terrain divided by a wide valley in central region adjoining the district bounded of Nanded and Yavatmal.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station: Yavatmal.
Nearest Airport: Nagpur is the nearest airport,139 kms away.
Road Transport: State highways and roads from the district headquarters at Yavatmal link all 16 sub districts and major towns.

Nearest Visiting places:

1.Daulatabad Fort
3.Grihneshwar Temple
6.History Museum of Marathwada University

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Available in the nearby town.


Ramayan Hotel,
Datta Chowk, Yavatmal

Midtown Hotel,
State Bank Chowk,Yavatmal

Rasoi Hotel,
Datt Chowk, Yavatmal

Mai Hotel,
Arni Road, Yavatmal

Things to carry:

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station: 100

Nearest Hospital:

1.Phadke Hospital, Yavatmal
2.Chetan NursingHome, Yavatmal
3.Tawde Hospital,Yavatmal

Society/Community Phone Number