Mahanandi, also known as Thimmapuram village, is located to the east of
Nallamala hill ranges
in Kurnool District
. It is a picturesque village surrounded by thick forests. About 15 km radius from Mahanandi, you can see nine Nandis known as "Navanandis" and Mahanandi is one of the Nava Nandis. The
Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple
, an important shrine, is located here. A famous festival is held here annually during February and March.
Mahanandi is about 16 km from
Nandyal. The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, which is about 219 km from Kurnool and the nearest railway station is at Nandyal.