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Nalanda is categorised as Pilgrimage

Nalanda Temple Escavations
Nalanda Museum

Reasons to Visit
  • Nalanda, the renowned erstwhile center of Buddhist learning came in prominence during 5th to 12th century
  • Visited several times by the Buddha during his lifetime.
  • Chinese scholar and traveler Hiuen Tsang stayed here in the 7th century and has left an elaborate description of the excellence and purity of monastic life practiced here.
  • 2,000 teachers and 10,000 students from all over the Buddhist world lived and studied in this international university.
  • Escavations here are visited by the Buddhist travellers to the Buddhist Circuit.
  • Visited for the Shanti Stupa, situated atop a hill, accessible via a Cable car ride
  • Buddhist Heritage Destinations In India"Nalanda near Rajgir is renowned erstwhile center of Buddhist learning came in prominence during 5th to 12th century. Nalanda was visited several times by the Buddha during his lifetime. Shanti Stupa at Rajgir is also visited alongwith a Nalanda visit."
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Gaya (69 kms), Bodhgaya (76 kms), Patna (82 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Nalanda
  • Nalanda is connected by Overnight train with New Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow

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Day Sightseeing

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Day visit Gaya to Rajgir and Nalanda and backRs. 4313

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Special features listings for destinations within 50 kms of nalanda

  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nalanda was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar. Rajgir (7 kms) was monsoon retreat of Buddha for over a decade. Attraction of the region is the ropeway at Nalanda that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda),Makhdoom Kund and monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.
    Rides, Monastery
    Ropeway, Buddhist Monastery
    The Nalanda Museum contains a number of manuscripts and shows many items that have been excavated. It is Indias first Multimedia Museum, which recreates the history of Nalanda using a 3D animation film. Besides this there are four more sections in the Multimedia Museum: Geographical Perspective, Historical Perspective, Hall of Nalanda and Revival of Nalanda.
    Heritage Museum
    This is the main escavation site of Nalanda depicting Buddhist heritage of the area. The excavated ruins extend over an area of about 150,000 square metres.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    One of most sacred sites of Rajgir. This used to be favorite resort of Buddha during his stay at Rajgir.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Sonbhandar Caves is a set of two caves in Rajgir. Caves were escavated in third - fourth century by Jain sages.
    Heritage Site
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites for Buddhism and life of Gautama Buddha. Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is renowned for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have achieved Enlightenment,
    Heritage Site, Monastery
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Buddhist Monastery

Destinations within reach from Nalanda

  • Rajgir ( 11 Km )

    An important pilgrimage center for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, Rajgir is visited by pilgrims from more

  • Gaya ( 69 Km )

    Gaya (100 kms from Patna) is a major pilgrimage centre in Bihar having number of significant more

  • Patna ( 82 Km )

    Patna is the state capital of state of Bihar. Bihar has been home of religious leaders like more

  • Deoghar ( 185 Km )

    Deoghar also known as Baidyanath Dham is an important Hindu pilgrimage. It is one of the twelve more

  • Ranchi ( 255 Km )

    Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand. It enjoys cool climate and various attractions of historical more

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Nearest Airport in Nalanda
  • Bodhgaya Airport ( GAY ) , Bodhgaya-76 Kms
Railway Stations in Nalanda
  • Nalanda ( NLD ), Nalanda
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