Geography of Nandyal

Surrounded by Nallamala Ranges, which is probably the largest stretch of undisturbed forest in South India apart from the Western Ghats, in the east and Kundu River flowing to its west, Nandyal is located at 78.480 E and 15.480 N on the southern part of India. It has an average elevation of 203 meters (666 feet).  The region is densely forested and rich in water resources owning many tanks and reservoirs. Forest to the south of Nandyal has been mined for granite. Its richness in water resources leads to an equitable climate throughout the year.

Geography of Nandyal

Neighbors of Nandyal


Nandyal is situated in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, which is surrounded by districts of both Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is bordered by the state of Mahabub Nagar in its north, Anantapur in its south, Praksam in its East and Bellary, a district in Karnataka in its west.

Distance Chart from Nandyal to nearby localities and other important cities


  • Nandyal to Kurnool - 69 km
  • Nandyal to Hyderabad - 247 km
  • Nandyal  to Tirupati – 272 Km
  • Nandyal to Guntur – 277 Km
  • Nandyal to Vijaywada  - 327 Km
  • Nandyal to Bangalore (Karnataka) - 376 km
  • Nandyal to Chennai  (Tamil Nadu)- 408 km
  • Nandyal to Goa (Goa) – 568 Km
  • Nandyal to Kerala (Kerala) – 762 Km
  • Nandyal to Mumbai (Maharashtra) - 974 km
  • Nandyal to New Delhi (Delhi) - 1839 km

Climate of Nandyal

Nandyal is known to have tropical weather with three main seasons– summer, winter and the monsoon. The annual average temperature stands at 28.40 C and annual rainfall stands at 710 mm in the region. The summers are extremely hot and unpleasant. The traveler should avoid visiting Nandyal during the summer. One can visit during winters which are relatively cooler. Anyone travelling during the monsoon season can expect heavy rainfall. Nandyal experiences more rainfall than other parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Summer

Summer in Nandyal is quiet hot as heat waves are pretty common. The summer months are from March to May and sometimes extend till June. The temperature ranges from a minimum of 30o C to maximum of 4oC. Humidity is very high and can go up to 75%. The warmest month of the year is May with an average temperature of 33.8o C. People who are traveling form places with milder temperature are advised to avoid the summer months.

Monsoon

Monsoon in Nandyal starts from July and goes on till September. During these months heavy rains can be expected as Nandyal gets more rain than the other parts of the state. The driest month is January with 0 mm rainfall and the most precipitation falls in July, with an average of 147 mm. If travelers are planning to visit in this season, they should be well prepared for the rain.

Winter

This is definitely the best time of the year to visit Nandyal as temperature is moderate after the end of the monsoon season. The months from December to February constitute the winter season. The temperature varies between a minimum of 20o C to a maximum of 30o C. The coldest month of the year is December with an average temperature of 23.6o C.

Best Time to Visit Nandyal

The best time to visit Nandyal is from October to March when the temperature is moderate and the climate is pleasant. This is the perfect time to travel and experience the beauty of Nandyal.

Population of Nandyal

The population of Nandyal according to the latest census of 2011 is 211,787, out of which, Males are 108,348 and Females are 105,827. 157,120 persons live in town and 57,055 live in rural area in Nandyal. It is mostly populated by Hindus. People here speak mainly Telugu, though Urdu and English are also widely spoken. Nandyal has an average literacy rate of 63%, which is 3.5% higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy stands at 72%, while female literacy is comparatively less and stands at 55%. In Nandyal, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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