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    Best time to Visit Nalanda: Whole Year

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage

    Duration(days) : 1 Days

    Description

    Nalanda is known as a great centre for learning since ancient times. It houses the famous Nalanda University


    The Nalanda university was the world's first international residential university which is now in ruins. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site now.

     

    The history of Nalanda traces back to the ancient times when Patna (also known as Patliputra) was the capital of Magadha kingdom.


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    Nalanda University Archaeological Complex

    Entry Fees :₹ 5 Time To Visit :9 AM to 5 PM

    Nalanda University, known as the ancient seat of learning, is currently in ruined state. Spread over 14 hectares, the university building was built in the 5th century by the Gupta emperors for studying Buddhism. It was built with red bricks in the Kushana architectural style, the university building was three to six storeys high. The current ruins of this place; shows the greatness of its glorious past. The Viharas (monasteries) and the Chaityas (temples) in the premises of this complex offer a rare visual treat.
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      Nalanda Archaeological Museum

      Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :9 AM to 5 PM (Closed on Fridays)

      Nalanda Archaeological Museum was established in 1971, and it houses relics unearthed from the Nalanda University. The museum is divided into four main galleries housing approximately 13 thousand relics that have been excavated from more than 300 sites. It also has some ancient Lord Buddha's statues and massive terra-cotta jars belonging to the 1st century.
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        Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall

        Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :9 AM to 4 PM (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)

        Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall was built in the memory of Chinese monk and traveller, Hiuen Tsang. This memorial houses writings of Hiuen Tsang that provides more information about ancient India. It is said that Hiuen Tsang resided here for 12 years in the seventh century. It is a good place to explore for history buffs. A relic, comprising a skull bone of the Chinese monk, is on display in the memorial hall.
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          Nava Nalanda Mahavihara

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          Established by the Bihar government in 1951, this institute is devoted to the study and research in Pali Literature and Buddhism. Many students come to study here from abroad.
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            Sariputra Stupa

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            The Stupa of Sariputra is one of the popular attractions in Nalanda at a distance of 17 kms. Sariputra was the favourite disciple of Lord Buddha who attained salvation and became an Arhat (a Buddhist saint of highest rank). The Stupa of Sariputra is structured in a pyramidal shape, it has towers above the entire complex. The premises of the Stupa has pillared structures surrounding it, which make it look spectacular.
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              Surajpur Baragaon / Surajpur Temple

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              Surajpur Baragaon, an admired Hindu pilgrimage at a distance of 35 kms. The Sun temple at this place beside the lake is a popular place to visit among the tourists coming to visit Nalanda.
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                Rajgir

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                Rajgir means ‘House of the King’. It was a popular place in ancient times with lots of palaces. Rajgir was capital of Magadha kingdom for a short time. Presently it is a sacred region for the Hindus, Jains, Muslims and Buddhists. There are a number of Hot Springs in small hill town, and it is surrounded by hills and lush green forest.
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                  Kundalpur

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                  Kundalpur is located at a distance of 20 kms. Kundalpur is the place which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira, the 24th and last of Jain Tirthankaras. It is also the place of birth of Gautam Swamiji who was the first disciple of Lord Mahavira. There is a beautiful Jain temple located at this place.
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                    Pawapuri

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                    Pawapuri is located at a distance of 20 kms. It is holy site for Jains.
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                      By Air
                      The nearest airport is at Patna 90 kms.

                       

                      By Train
                      The nearest railway station is at Rajgir (6 kms). Gaya station is a distance of 65 kms.

                       

                      By Road
                      Nalanda has good road connectivity.
                      Here are some important distances to note:
                      Bodhgaya - 75 kms
                      Gaya - 65 kms
                      Patna - 90 kms