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Nandyal is a city andthe district headquarters of the Nandyal district of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Nandyal Mandal in the Nandyal revenue division. Nandyal City is abode to nine sacred temples called the Nava Nandi.Nandyal City is a major center of industry and agriculture and is rich in natural resources like marble.There are many mills and industries in the Nandyal district like rice mills, oil mills, Cotton mills, and industries that produce milk, soft drinks, sugar, PVC pipes, etc. Some of the renowned industries in Nandyal City are theNandi Dairy, Vijaya Dairy,Nandi Pipes, Nandi Polymers, S. P. Y. Agro, Nandi Steels, etc.Nandyal City is occupied with a total area of 19 km2. As per the 2011 census of India, Nandyal ranked in the 13th position by having a population of 211,424. In the year of 1899, Nandyal municipality was constituted.

Places to visit

  • Mahanandi Temple : Mahanandi Temple is situated in the Mahanandi village, which is in the Nallamala Hills of Nandyal District. The temple is one of the Nava Nandi. The Mahanandi temple is famous for its freshwater pools, which are calledKalyani or Pushkarni. The construction of the temple is a demonstration of the powerful existenceof Chalukya Kings.The commencing structure of the Mahanandi Temple was built by Badami Chalukyas in the 7th century, whereasvarious additions were made in the 10th and 15th centuries.
  • Sri Jagajjanani Temple : Sri Jagajjanani Temple is one of its kind. The temple is devoted to the mother of the world as the name suggests. The Temple is the only second temple of its kind in the world. The first one which had the idol of Sri Jagajjanani was located in the Himalayas near Lake ManaSarovar, which already collapsed. Hence this is the only temple in the worldhaving the idol of Sri Jagajjanani. The dome of the Sri Jagajjanani Temple is called Gopuram in Telugu andconsists of all forms of Gods and Goddesses including the Holy seven sages,Kalpa Vrukshamu, Holy seven mothers (Saptha Matrukalu),Crores of living beings, Mukkoti Devathalu,Nava Durgas, and Ashtadasa Sakthi Peetalu.
  • Ahobilam : Ahobilam is a holy site in the Allagadda Mandal of the Nandyal district. The temple is coveredwithbeautiful and scenic hills of the Eastern Ghats. It is surroundedbydifferent mountains hills and valleys. Ahobilamis the centerto worship Narasimha, the lion-headed 4thavatar of Lord Vishnu, to the Nava Nandito whom the nine Hindu temples and other shrines are devoted. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the main Narashima Swamy temples were built or expandedat each site by the emperors of Vijayanagara. Later in 1578, these were sacked by the Mughals and then restored and expanded at various times, up to the present day.
How to Reach
  • By Air – The nearest Airport is Kurnool Airport situated at a distance of 54 km from Nandyal.
  • By Train – The nearest Railway Station is situated at a distance of 2.5 km from Nandyal.
  • By Bus – The Nearest Bus Stand is located at a distance of 2.2 km from Nandyal City.

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