Nandyala or Nandyal is a significant town located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The town serves as the educational, commercial and trade and industrial hub of the region. Nandyal derives its name from Nandi the vehicle of Lord Shiva and has nine sacred Lord Shiva Temples known as Nava Nandi surrounding the region. These nine temples namely Mahanandi, Shivanandi, Vinayakanandi, Somanandi, Prathamanandi, Garudanandi, Suryanandi, Krishnanandi and Naganandi are the major attractions of the region. Of which Mahanandi draws in the most number of tourists. Apart from that tourists can also visit the Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the best times to visit Nandyal is during the months of October to March.
Nandyal is well connected by railways and road. Owing to its unique location, Nandyala serves as a major railways and roadways hub and has buses connecting the town to various corners of the state and also Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Few of the popular bus routes to and from Nandyal include Nandyala to Hyderabad
, Nandyala to Bangalore
, Nandyala to Vijayawada, Nandyala to Chittoor, Nandyala to Ananthaour and much more. Bus bookings from Nandyala is also pretty simple with the advent of online ticket booking websites like redBus.in and others. A wide variety of buses of varied classes are also offered to cater to varied tastes and preferences, like AC Volvo buses, Non Ac Sleeper buses and Non Ac seater buses.
There are several weekend getaways from Nandyal that offer a unique experience to its tourists. Some of the popular destinations to head to are Hampi (217 km), Tirupati (227 km), Nandi Hills (248 km), Warangal (303 km) and much more.