These small twin cities are at half an hour drive from Amaravati. Achalpur, alias Ilichpur is mentioned in many ancient manuscripts as this was a throbbing business centre and flourishing trade and culture during the medieval period. This small town, now a village was once the capital of the Bahamani kings and later the rule of Itmadshahi made this Achalpur a throbbing cultural, educational and business centre. The Bavani, a drama theatre, though stands in ruins gives an insight into the rich culture of this place.
The credit of first rural textile mill goes to the Paratwada mills which still is operational. It was started by the British, who ran the administration of these places for the Nizam of Hyderabad.