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Nalanda University, Patna

Tour the impressive ruins of a large Buddhist monastery complex of the ancient kingdom of Magadha at Nalanda University, an archeological museum and a World Heritage Site. Huge red brick walls, stupas and pavilions, gardens and ponds, once housed up to 10,000 students and over 2,000 faculty members. Check out well-preserved erotic carvings figures and sculptures. Spanning 14 hectares (35 acres) current under excavation, this university established in 450 provided a learning environment for generations of students up until the end of the 12th century and was the longest running university in Indian history. An international centre for Buddhist studies established here in 1951 provides information about the site. Plan to visit Nalanda University and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Patna attractions using our Patna trip builder site .
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  • I went there with my wife on my birthday . As we know nalanda university is the oldest university . We can see the ruins of it in nalanda. We can see how was the university in ancient times.2 to 3 hou...  more »
  • Really astonishing views from here, Nalanda is famous for its culture and varities in here, amazing location  more »
  • Probably the oldest in India, a must visit when you are in bihar or nalanda. The ruins sing the glory of the ancient times and they tell you the history.  more »
  • my favorite localty place of my village murgiya chak
  • The University is awesome and specially the Dept. of Philosophy and Professor Buddhadev Bhattacharya, who is also known as Bengali Professor of this University. The canteen of this University is very good, the quality of the food which they provide are awesome.
  • Excellènt
  • Great university
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