Nalanda Ancient Nalanda University Ancient place of Buddhist learning in India

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General Information About Nalanda

Country India
State Bihar
Location 14 Km from Rajgir, 90 Km from Patna & 83 Km from Bodhgaya
Best time to visit October to March
Tourist places to visit Nalanda University & Xuan Zang Memorial
Significance Ancient Nalanda University Buddhist place of learning
Nearby Tourist Places Bodhgaya , Rajgir, Nalanda , Vaishali, Kesaria , Lauria Nandangarh , Sarnath , Kushinagar , etc.
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Nalanda is located 14 km from Rajgir in Bihar State of India. It is known for its Ancient Nalanda University Archaeological Complex .

Best time to visit

October - March when the days are relatively cooler and nights are pleasant.

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How to Reach Nalanda

You can reach Nalanda by any means of transport like Buses, trains and flights. Nalanda is connected through Patna (90 KM)and Bodhgaya Airports (83 KM). Nearest Railway Station is Nalanda Railway Station which can be accessed by local trains. You can board trains from Bodhgaya and Patna for Nalanda. Buses regularly operate from Bodhgaya, Rajgir(14 KM) and Patna for Nalanda.

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Tourist Attractions of Nalanda

Major attraction of Nalanda is Ancient Nalanda University Archaeological Complex. It has many other attractions like Hieun Tsang memorial hall, Archaeological Museum , Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Surajpur Baragaon and Chinese Pagoda.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Nearby tourist attractionsto Nalanda are Bodhgaya, Kushinagar , Rajgir, Kesaria and Vaishali. Youcan also visit Lauria Nandangarh. Most places are Buddhist Pilgrimage associated directly or indirectly with life of Buddha.

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Weather and Climate of Nalanda

Winter: Late October - mid-March, Cool & pleasant Temperatures - 10.6°C-22°C

Monsoon: Late June - September, Moderate rainfall Annual rainfall - 120cms

Summer: April - June, Warm and occasionally very hot. Temperatures - 17.8°C-37.8°C

Buddhism in Nalanda

Both Lord Buddha and Mahavira visited this place and it remained a renowned learning centre till 12th century until it was destroyed in Muslim invasion. Kings of Gupta, Kushana and Pala dynasties were the chief patrons of the centre, who built several monasteries and temples. The famous Chinese traveler Hieun Tsang (Xuan Zang) studied here and his documents provide details about the university.

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Local Sightseeing

Ancient Nalanda University Archaeological Complex , Xuan Zang Memorial , Archaeological Museum , Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Surajpur Baragaon and Chinese Pagoda are attractions of visitors.


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