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Nalanda, an ancient centre for higher learning, is located around 55 miles south east of Patna in the state of Bihar. Nalanda is considered as one of the oldest and great universities in the world. It was established in the 5th century, and the......Read more on Nalanda


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Bihar Sharif, Nalanda
Bihar Sharif, Nalanda
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Places to Visit in Nalanda
  • Type: Monument
Bihar Sharif is a significant centre of Muslim learning built in the 13th century. This place is the erstwhile capital of the Pala rulers and portrays the picture of a bustling town of a rich history. It also displays remains of medieval Islamic architecture of the Gupta empires in the form of... Read More »
Nalanda University, Nalanda
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Places to Visit in Nalanda
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
The Nalanda University was built in 5th century BC and is recorded as the earliest university of world. It is spread over an area of 14 hectares and has been built with red bricks in the Kushana architectural style. The favourite disciple of Lord Buddha namely Sariputra died preaching at this... Read More »
Kundalpur, Nalanda
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Places to Visit in Nalanda
  • Type: Religious Place
Kundalpur is the birthplace of the most famous disciple of Lord Mahavira namely Gutamswamiji. It is said that Lord Mahavira has visited this place several times to impart his religious teachings. This place was also a Buddhist monastery during the rule of King Kumar Gupta, between the years of... Read More »
Nalanda Archaeological Museum, Nalanda
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Places to Visit in Nalanda
  • Type: Museum
The Nalanda Archaeological Museum was established in 1971 and comprises the relics of the ancient Nalanda University. It provides an insight of the Pala Art, which is an example of the creative arts taught at the Nalanda University. Its sculptures showcase the attires, ornaments and societal... Read More »
Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, Nalanda
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Places to Visit in Nalanda
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
The Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall has been built in the memory of known Chinese Scholar, Hiuen Tsang. Hiuen Tsang is said to have resided in this very same place for over 12 years during his tour of India in the 7th century AD. He also studied yoga here under the guidance of Acharya Shil Bhadra.... Read More »
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