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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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  • History students must visit this place and hire a guide to see the place you can know many amazing things about one of the oldest university of world.  more »
  • The highly formalized methods of Vedic learning helped inspire the establishment of large teaching institutions such as Taxila, Nalanda, and Vikramashilawhich are often characterised as India's early ...  more »
  • This is the place I always wanted to visit. And when finally I was at this place, I was in complete awe!  more »
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  • In ancient times, is one of the world's eminent University
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