Nandalur

Sowmyanatha Swamy Temple

Sowmyanatha Swamy Temple

Nandalur is on the west bank of river Cheyyeru. Once it was a famous Buddhist centre in Rayalaseema. In 1913 Buddhist caves and viharas were discovered.

Sowmyanath Temple, here is a very big temple, situated nearly on ten acres of site. It is a replica of Thiruvannamalai and patronized by Cholas, Pandyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara, Pottapi and Matli Kings.Here most of the inscriptions, are in Tamil. Lord Sowmyanatha is installed on an elevated place and attracts pilgrims with  his glittering beauty.

Caves

Caves

The temple and Buddhist caves are worth seeing at this town and is well connected by road and rail.

How to Reach: It is on the Cuddapah-Chennai highway and is at a distance of 38 KMs from Cuddapah.