Nandikonda is a village that is situated on the banks of the river Krishna. The village is located very close to Nagarjunasagar. The village of Nandikonda is at an easily manageable distance from the township of Vijayapuri. The township is the ancient kingdom of the Ikshavaku Dynasty.
Nandikonda is a popular tourist destination near Nalgonda mainly because it is an important Buddhist site considering the fact that many Buddhist monasteries, halls and pillars have been excavated from here. The place is a must visit for the history lovers as well as people who have the hidden archaeologist in them.
Apart from the Buddhist monasteries one can also explore the ruins of the fort that belonged to the Ikshvakus. The fort is a stark reminder of the power and influences the dynasty exercised over the area. Some of the relics of the times have been moved from the place and are now the property of the Museum of Central Archaeological Department.