Nalanda, situated southeast from Patna, capital of Bihar is an ancient Mahavihaar. Nalanda has been renowned for its academic importance. Nalanda is quite rich in spirituality, history, culture, architecture, and tourism.
Nalanda University has been one of the oldest and biggest University in the world during ancient era. Although ruined today but still Nalanda stands tall and spreading the its golden glory. Tourists come to Nalanda throughout the year to visit several monasteries, Nalanda University.
Nalanda finds glorious place in history during many dynasties namely Gupta dynasty, Maurya dynasty, Pal dynasty.
Nalanda is some 100 kilometers from the state capital Patna and is well connected to the rest of the country via Gaya or Patna. The nearest Airport is Gaya Airport, some 80 kilometers away from Gaya. Nalanda is well connected with State run roadways as well as Private Bus / Taxi operators.
Nalanda Museum has some fascinating collections including seal of Nalanda University, several sculptures excavated from Nalanda and Rajgir.
As per Digambar Jain followers it is believed to the birthplace of Lord Mahavira, the last tirthankar of Jainism.
Nalanda University has been one of the oldest and largest Universities in the world during ancient times. Although ruined today but still Nalanda stands tall and spreading the its golden glory. The red brick remains of Nalanda University has several monasteries and large halls in its surroundings. It takes at-least an hour to visit the remains extensively.
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