Nandyal is a Town in
Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra
Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of
Nandyal revenue division.
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The town was originally called Nandalluru. It derives its name from
Nandi, the vehicle of Siva. Aalaya means house/ dwelling in Sanskrit.
Since it is surrounded by nine nandis it is called Nandi Aalaya which,
over period of time, became Nandyala or Nandyal, the present name of
the place. These nine temples are Garudanandi, Krishnanandi (also
called Vishnunandi), Mahanandi, Naganandi, Prathamanandi, Shivanandi,
Somanandi, Suryanandi and Vinayakanandi. These temples draw pilgrims
from various places.
Nandyal had a population of 200,746 at the time
of the 2011 Census.
As of 2011 census, the city had a population of 2,11,424. The total
population constitute, 1,05,826 males and 1,05,598 females.
Nandyal has been an important pilgrimage site since the days of the
Vijayanagar Kingdom due to the nine Nandi temples mentioned above. It
was the introduction of the railways in 1890, however, that led to its
rapid development. It became a municipality in 1900 and was visited,
among others, by Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru
and Indira Gandhi.
Nandyal is surrounded by hills with the Kundu River on its west, the
dense forests of
Nallamala Hills to the east and granite mines to the
The town is rich in water resources like reservoirs. These give it an
equitable climate throughout the year. However, summers can be
particularly hot. The average temperature is around 28 °C.
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The town is a major hub of industry and agriculture. It is rich in
natural resources like marble. There are many rice mills and oil mills
and industries which produce milk, soft drinks, sugar, PVC pipes, etc.
Some of the renowned industries in the town are the
Milk Dairy, Nandi
Polymers, S. P. Y. Agro, Nandi Steels, etc.
Nandyal Municipal High School named after Kaderbad Narasinga Rao
Nandyal municipality was constituted in the year 1899. The
jurisdictional area is spread over an area of 19 km2
(7.3 sq mi). Its urban agglomeration is spread over an
area of 28.88 km2 (11.15 sq mi) which includes
Nandyal municipality, out growths of Moolasagaram,
Noonepalle and partial outgrowths of Udumalpuram, Ayyalur.
Kaderbad Narasinga Rao
Kaderbad Narasinga Rao in Municipal High School Nandyal
P.V. Narasimha Rao
P.V. Narasimha Rao was an Indian lawyer, politician, and activist who
served as the ninth Prime Minister of
India (1991–1996), registered
his record-breaking victory in 1992 from
Nandyal (Lok Sabha
constituency). Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth President of India,
serving from 1977 to 1982, and the only person to be elected President
India unopposed, fought the Lok Sabha election from Nandyal
constituency as a Janata Party candidate. He was the only non-Congress
candidate to get elected from
Andhra Pradesh in that Loksabha
elections. He was unanimously elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha on 26
Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy from TDP is the current MLA of Nandyal. S. P.
Y. Reddy is serving as the member of parliament (MP) from
Culture and tourism
As mentioned and listed above,
Nandyal is surrounded by nine bull
temples known as the Nava Nandi. Sri
Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple near
Nandyal has one of the largest Nandi idols of the world. As per the
Archaeological Survey of India, the rock grows at a rate of 1 inch
(2.5 cm) per 20 years.
Nandyal is also the gateway to Belum
Mahanandi and Srisailam.
The town is well connected by road and railways. The NH18 is well
connected to Kurnool, Tirupathi,
Kadapa etc. The
Andhra Pradesh State
Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from
Nandyal Junction is administered under
division of South Central Railways.
Kurnool Airport which is being
constructed at Orvakal to be commissioned on July 2018 is 50 km
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government,
aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of
the state. The medium of instruction followed by different
schools are English, Telugu, Urdu.
Nandyal Railway Station
Nandyal Railway Station Platform
Nandyal Railway Station Platform-1
Nandyal Railway Station Platform-2
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List of municipal corporations in Andhra Pradesh
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