One of the well known popular tourist destination in India, Nalanda is located in the state of Bihar. The site is located 55 miles from the city of Patna and can be easily reached. Nalanda was an ancient Buddhist center of learning from 427 to 1197 BC and is regarded as one of the first great universities in the world.
Nalanda in Bihar was famous during the 5th century BC and was a famous school of Medicine, Meta-Physics, Vedas, Logic, Grammar, Prose Composition and Rhetoric. Well known Buddhist scholars, priests and teachers used to teach at Nalanda on various subjects. The site is also a well known pilgrimage site for the people of the Buddhist community and hundreds of people come here every year.
Nalanda, Bihar experiences a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and cool winters. The ideal time for traveling to Nalanda is between the months of October and March when the weather is fine.
Nalanda is home to plenty of tourist attractions. There are plenty of ancient monuments and religious shrines in the area. Some of the popular tourist attractions are:
- Sone Bhandar
- Jarasandh Ki Baithak Pippala Cave
- Saptaparni Cave
- Ajatshatru Stupa
- Fortification Walls
- Venuvana Vihara
- Griddhakoot Hill
- Bimbisara Jail
- Maniyar Math
- Nalanda University Archaeological Complex
- Nalanda Archaeological Museum
- Nav Nalanda Mahavihara
- Hieun Tsiang Memorial Hall
- Vishwa Shanti Stupa
There is a wide range of hotels in Nalanda which offers easy accommodation in the area. There are luxury hotels, middle range hotels as well as budget hotels in the area.