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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. Add Nalanda University and other attractions to your Patna trip itinerary using our Patna family vacation planner.
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  • It is the historical and older city of india and famous for its famous university in bihar and india as well as across world  more »
  • so good place Bihar sharif, Nalanda (district town) special place pawapuri, Nalanda khandhar, Rajgir  more »
  • Went there just to explore the historic place. Had a guide with us who explained in details. Amazing to know about the university which was 1000's of year ago  more »
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  • 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.
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