A town in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, Nandyal is a major centre of trade, commerce, education and industries in the region. Originally called Nandalluru, the town is surrounded on all sides by hills while the Kundu River flows to its west. The Nallamala Hills are dense forests and have been mined for granite. An important pilgrimage site Nandyal is also a busy business centre.
Budget Hotels in Nandyala
There are many hotels in Nandyal. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Seshi Residency, Hotel Tourist, Tirumala Hotel and Lodging and Dwaraka Hotel and Lodging that offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
Telugu is the Local Language.
Events in Nandyala
All annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Places to See in Nandyala
Nandyal is surrounded by nine temples of Lord Shiva (5km radius), called Nava Nandi. These nine temples are Mahanandi, Shivanandi, Vinayakanandi, Somanandi, Prathamanandi, Garudanandi, Suryanandi, Krishnanandi. The Naganandi.Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary (30kms) and the world's largest Nandi idol at Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple (51kms) are located near here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad
Nandyal has its own Railway Station
Nandyal City Bus Stop has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Jagan Travels, Reddy Express, Balagangadhara Travels, KMR Travels and Veera Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.