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Nalanda University, Patna

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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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  • Nice place to see the history and pride of Bihar as well as India. Ruins of Nalanda shows our cultural heritage. Must visit place in Bihar.  more »
  • this is a must visit sight a 4000 years old world class univercity pride of indian culture still maintain well .take a guide from archeology department who explains very nicely went in the memory of a...  more »
  • We went on the off season but were fortunate to find a guide from Bodh Gaya Jackie Vishwakarma who met us at Patna,walking with him through Nalanda university not only gave us great insight into how i...  more »
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  • Awesome historical place to explore. It take you to the great civilization of Ancient India on a rollercoaster. History will be alive, when you step into the Great place.
  • One of the ancient University of the world. It's proud for all Indians such famous University exists in India. In the ancient time foreigners comes India for their higher education. Right now it's not that much famous what previous known for it. Govt should focus more on it.
  • A famous historical place of Bihar District. It contains many facts and events of Indian history. This university was the knowledge tree of various disciplines. People from different places were come to here for knowledge and indepth study. We all are proud that Nalanda University was the knowledge house of our various indological texts. My request to all please visit this place and enrich your knowledge of history. This place is the part of our Indian culture.
  • tourist destinations that attracts people from all parts of the world. Nalanda ranks amongst the first few residential universities in the world. It was established in 5th century AD and during its prime time, it had scholars and students visiting from various parts of the world including Korea, Turkey, Indonesia, China and Persia. Excavations have brought to light some of the marvelous structures here. Many temples and monasteries were built here.
  • Nalanda is famous for being the first university in the world i.e. Nalanda University. It is being said that there were around ten thousand students from all over the world studying at the same time. Then it was destroyed by fire and entire university was blazed including library which consisted few thousands books and journals
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