Nalanada

About Nalanda
Built on a hallowed site where the Buddha had often stayed, Nalanda is one of the world's oldest living cities. The Buddhist University of Nalanda, once the most prestigious center of learning in Asia, was built here. The evocative ruins of its monasteries and temples still convey a vivid impression of the serene and ordered life of contemplation and learning that prevailed here. Nalanda is located 14 kms. from Rajgir.

Nalanda is located in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. It is well known as the ancient centre of learning which has the remains of the great Nalanda University and several monasteries and temples. Both Lord Buddha and Mahavira visited this place and it remained a renowned learning centre till 12th century. Kings of Gupta, Kushan and Palva dynasties were the chief patrons of the centre, who built several monasteries and temples. The famous Chinese traveller Hieun Tsang studied here and his documents provide details about the university.
Air - Patna is the nearest airport which is around 90 kms away from the village. Regular flights connect Patna city with the major Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, etc., which are further connected to major international destinations.

Rail - The nearest railway station is Bakhtiyarpur which is 38 kms from Nalanda. Gaya (65km) is the major railway point which is connected to all the major cities of India.

Road - Nalanda is connected to Patna, Gaya, Delhi, Kolkata, etc. with excellent road network.

Excursions :
Rajgir - It is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrim site in India and is just 15 kms from Nalanda. Its temples and monasteries attract tourists from all over India.