Nalanda

Nalanda, Patna

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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GAUTAM G
Moscow, Russia291 contributions
History lessons
Jan 2019 • Family
So, this is really famous, it costs around Rs 40 per head to get inside the ruins of the university. It's a good idea to get a guide as the place is massive and you'll be roaming without much understanding. Guides usually are govt appointed and can be found just outside the ruins gate.
The place is really amazing and to a certain extent has been maintained well, the govt has done a great job in maintaining the massive gardens . There are enough boards to explain the monuments. Many Thai, Japanese tourists can be found here.
You can finish this place. In about 2 odd hours with a guide. Get yourself a hat as it gets really sunny and warm here.
Resist from shopping outside as it's a complete waste of money with actually worthless trinkets. Also ensure you get a car for a fill day as traveling around is tough without a dedicated vehicle.
Written December 19, 2020
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Attul Handoo
New Delhi, India144 contributions
Nalanda riuins
Oct 2020
A very good place who love to visit historical places. The place is i guess in the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Written October 31, 2020
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BalaVittal
Bengaluru, India268 contributions
Oldest university
Feb 2020
The site is place of ancient university, perhaps an oldest one. Visited by many historical people over the centuries.
Written March 16, 2020
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Subra A
Pune, India139 contributions
Visit to Nalanda in February 2020
Feb 2020
Nalanda was quite interesting although tiresome, coming from Gaya or Bodh Gaya.
The car journey took about 4 hours from Bodh Gaya. It takes one through some rolling hills that are panoramic. There is a nice Shanti Supa on the way on top of a hill with a statue of Lord Buddha. One also passes through Rajgir, which was a great seat of learning prior to 5th century AD. The Nalanda University campus that seems to have existed till 12th Century for about 1500 years was completely destroyed by the invaders from West Asia, much like the Bamian statues of Buddha more recently.
What is left is maintained by the Archaeological Society of India very nicely. It is a great place to spend about 1-2 hours contemplating about the age gone by. It also shows a high degree of aesthetic taste on the part of the Buddhist Monastic order.
Written March 12, 2020
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Mitesh
Dhanbad, India418 contributions
Education Hub
Feb 2020 • Solo
Nalanda is hub center in ancient time of whole word, for study here students comes from around the world for their study in ancient time.
Written February 26, 2020
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Manisha J
Mumbai, India143 contributions
Ancient university
May 2019
The ruins of the most famous ancient University visited by Huang suang the Chinese traveller and many other Buddhist monks who stayed there to learn the scriptures.
Written January 28, 2020
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aggarwalrka
Chandigarh, India542 contributions
Tourism
Jan 2020
This is a historical place popularly known as ruins of Nalanda. Archeological Survey of India charge Rs 40 per person entry though the facilities provided to tourists are grossly inadequate, not even clean toilets in Swatch Bharat.
Written January 25, 2020
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Basab Ray Chaudhuri
Kolkata (Calcutta), India788 contributions
A must visit historical site.
Jan 2020 • Friends
One of the oldest universities of the world. It was residential university. We can now see the ruins of the buildings. We feel proud about the old heritage of our great country by visiting this place .
Written January 11, 2020
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Marya
Burdwan, India20 contributions
A very good historical place you must know
May 2019
If you want to know more about the historical place, then this place is worth knowing. Nalanda has its own history. you will see only ruins here but this will be impressive when you will know its history.
Written December 8, 2019
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Amrendra Kumar
Patna, India14 contributions
Nice place
Oct 2018 • Family
Nice place to see the history and pride of Bihar as well as India. Ruins of Nalanda shows our cultural heritage. Must visit place in Bihar.
Written September 30, 2019
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