Nandimandalam is a village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Rayalseema region. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kadapa at a distance of 36 km east. The village is located on the northern tip of the Sri Venkateswara National Park. Those with a drive for wildlife, temples and South Indian cuisine can try this place out.
Places to Stay
The village, expectedly, does not have proper lodging facilities to accommodate guests and tourists. Some of the budget hotels which are worth exploring in Kadapa are Haripriya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Haritha Budget Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Blue Diamond Hotel (tariff – Rs. 700), Ashoka Lodge Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The best place in the region to see around is Tirupati (176 km south-east) consisting of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Yogimallavaram Shiva Temple, Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Chandragiri Fort and the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park (the second largest zoo park in the continent).
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Tirupati Airport at a distance of 171 km.
Cuddapah Railway Station in Kadapa is the major railway station in the area at a distance of 37 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. APSRTC-run buses are the most popular here. Buses to the area are available from Kadapa as well as Tirupati. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.