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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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  • Read my review of Rajgir for how to get here. The place is 20 km from Rajgir on patna Rajgir highway. Nalanda was the centre of learning until it was demolised by bakhtiyar khilji. Do visit the place ...  more »
  • The nalanda site is located about 95 km south of patna near bihar sarif. it is the great place to know about buddhist. 
  • An ASI site of India. The ruins of Nalanda university is located almost 95 km towards south. "Nalanda University" an ancient place which was a great world university and Mekka of higher education. 
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  • Wonderful: - History Recreating itself by starting this World class University of Nalanda. Thanks Late Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam for giving this Wonderful Idea for Recreating This University. By this University India again know the Place for Knowledge.
  • The best kumar gupt nalanda
  • Nalanda the oldest university in the world. Masterpiece of the ancient world, it was an active center of education located about 88 km south- east of patna in bhiar , northeastern India & not far form what is today the southern border of Nepal. Scholars came form all over the world to study philosophy, medicine, astronomy & others subjects.
  • It is an oldest University in INDIA. Once upon a time there was read many students all over India & Other Country.But now it is a national heritage
  • Nice and silent place , perfect for visiting