Nagalapuram the temple town is built at the time of Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Empire regime in memory of his mother Nagala Devi. Hence, it became Sri Nagalapuram. Before the change of its name to Nagalapuram, this village was known as Harigandapuram.
Tirupati International Airport (TIR IATA) is the nearest airport. It is 61 km (38 mi) away from Nagalapuram. Next to that is Chennai International Airport (MAA IATA), which is 84 km (52 mi) away from the destination.