Mahanandi is the most famous temple among the nine Siva temples around Nandyala. This temple is at the foothills of Nallamala forest range and is about 15 kilo meters (9.5 miles) from Nandyala town. Major attractions of this temple are the ponds. Natural spring water flows in to the ponds continuously all year round. This is an important pilgrimage and picnic place in the area.