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Nandyal is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°29′N 78°29′E / 15.48°N 78.48°E / 15.48; 78.48Coordinates: 15°29′N 78°29′E / 15.48°N 78.48°E / 15.48; 78.48
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kurnool
 • Type Municipal Committee
 • City 19.00 km2 (7.34 sq mi)
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 200,746
 • Rank 228
 • Density 11,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
 • Metro[2] 211,787
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 518 xxx
Vehicle registration AP–21
Website Nandyal Municipality
Navanandi route map from Nandyal

Nandyal is a city in Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[3] It is a municipality and the headquarters of Nandyal mandal [4] and is situated on the bank of River Kundu. The city was ranked as 131st cleanest city in India, with a total of 38.640 points, according to a survey by the Ministry of Urban Development. Nandyal having a local website TheNandyal.com. This Website is providing complete local information of schools,colleges,hospitals,shops,and more directory,Jobs,free classifieds,rentals,gallery,nandyal news. [5]


The town was originally called Nandalluru. It derives its name from Nandi, the vehicle of Siva. It is surrounded by nine nandis and hence the name Nandyala. The temples draw pilgrims from various places. It had a population of 200,746 at the time of the 2011 Census.


The name Nandyal is from the word "Nandi Alayam". This place is approximately center point of nine Nandi temples, and it has been an important pilgrimage site since the days of the Vijayanagar Kingdom owing to its nine Nandi temples. It was the introduction of railways in 1890, however, that led to its rapid development. It became a municipality in 1900 and was visited, among others, by Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Indira Gandhi.

Diocese of Nandyal of the Church of South India[edit]

Nandyal Diocese is a diocese of Church_of_South_India in Andrapradesh state of India. The diocese is one among the 22 dioceses of Church_of_South_India in India.

History of the Diocese[edit]

The first missionaries who came to Nandyal were Arthur Inman, and Alfred Briton in the year 1881. These two missionaries were responsible to establish the SPG High School in 1884 and to build the Holy Cross Church in 1905 in Nandyal. These two missionaries who resided in Nandyal lived in tents and went about preaching the gospel in and around Nandyal in various villages and building churches. Their mode of travel in those days were bullock carts on most primitive roads or cart tracks. They learned the local language Telugu and traveled extensively beyond Nandyal to place like Kurnool, Giddalur, Kalasapad, Atmakur and Nandikotkur and planted Churches in the villages.[6]

The Nandyal diocese was formed on 29 April 1963. This diocese was part of [Church of India, CIPBC Church of India, Pakistan, Burma & Ceylon] during the time of formation. Nandyal diocese joined Church of South India on 6 July 1975.[7] The cathedral church of the diocese is CSI Holy Cross Cathedral in Nandyal.


Nandyal is surrounded by hills, while the Kundu River on its west. The Nallamala Hills to the east are dense forest, granite mines towards south.

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.


Mahanandi is a village located east of the Nallamala Hills. It is a picturesque village surrounded by thick forests.The Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple, an important shrine, is located here. This ancient temple dates back over 1,500 years. Nandyal is surrounded by nine temples of Lord Siva, called Nava Nandi. These nine temples are Mahanandi, Sivanandi, Vinayakanandi, Somanandi, Prathamanandi, Garudanandi, Suryanandi, Krishnanandi (also called Vishnunandi) and Naganandi. Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple near Nandyal is having the world's largest Nandi idol. As per Archaeological Survey of India the rock grows at the rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm) per 20 years.This temple is in the Banaganapalle mandal,14 km west of Banagapalle (Mandal headquarters) on the Banaganapalle-Peapully road. Nandyal is also the gateway to Belum Caves, Mahanandi and Srisailam.[8] .

Diocese of Nandyal of the Church of South India[edit]


The city is a major hub of industry and agriculture. It is rich in natural resources like granite and marble. There are many Rice mills, Oil mills and also industries which produce milk, soft drinks, sugar, Pvc pipes etc. Some of the renowned industries in the town are Milk Dairy’s, Nandi Polymers, SPY Agro, Nandi Steels etc.[9][10]


It's also an educational hub with many schools&colleges.A good research work goes in agriculture sector


Civic administration[edit]

Nandyal is a municipality established in 1899. It has an extent of 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi).[11] A. Sathyanarayana Rao, is the municipal commissioner of the city.[12]


A Lok Sabha constituency is named after the city. 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 of 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 March 1977. This is only constituency which has given a President and a Prime Minister to India.[citation needed]

Nandyal is a part of Nandyal (Assembly constituency) for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Bhuma Nagi Reddy is the present MLA of the constituency from YSR Congress Party.[13] It is also a part of Nandyal (Lok Sabha constituency) which was won by S. P. Y. Reddy of YSR Congress Party.[14][15]


The city is well connected by road and railways.


The NH18 in Nandyal which is well connected to Kurnool, Tirupathi, Kadapa etc. State owned APSRTC run bus services from Nandyal to major cities like Tirupati, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Vijayawada etc. Buses also ply to parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu such as Bengaluru, Bellary and Chennai.


Nandyal railway station is administered under Guntur railway division of South Central Railways.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 10. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Guntur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 339. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rank of Cities on Sanitation 2009-2010" (PDF). Rediff News. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  6. ^ 'History of Nandyal Diocese'
  7. ^ [Constance M. Millington (1993): An Ecumenical Venture: The History of Nandyal Diocese in Andhra Pradesh, 1947-1990, 57. https://books.google.com/books/about/An_Ecumenical_Venture.html?id=ue_jAAAAMAAJ]
  8. ^ Imperial Gazetteer2 of India, Volume 18, page 363 – Imperial Gazetteer of India – Digital South Asia Library. Dsal.uchicago.edu. Retrieved on 2011-11-29.
  9. ^ "Brief Industrial Profile of Kurnool District" (PDF). Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. Government of India. pp. 11–12. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Municipality commissioner". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "MLA". AP State Portal. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "MP (Lok Sabha)". Government of AP. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (pdf). Election Commission of India. p. 22,31. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kolakalur railway station info". India Rail Info. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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