Nandyal – Past and Present
Nandyal is blessed with centuries of rich history. It has two stories associated with the name of the place; first one
being surrounded by nine temples of Nandi and hence called Nandyal, while other one is of the time before Britishersruled India it was known as Nandi Hela (a large festival for the holy Nandi, which is held in Nandyal). Nandyal was ruled by Sri Krishna Devaraya, Nandana Chakravarthi and Britishers.
Present day Nandyal is a result of British rule, during that period many Buildings were constructed. Nandyal became
a municipality in 1900. Introduction of railway in 1890 led to the rapid development of the town by making it easily
accessible for trade and commerce. Some of the most famous National leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal
Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi visited Nandyal. At the time of freedom struggle many meetings and
conferences took place in Nandyal.