The Nalanda Mahavihara site is in the State of Bihar, in north-eastern India. It comprises the archaeological remains of a monastic and scholastic institution dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 13th century CE. It includes stupas, shrines, viharas (residential and educational buildings) and important artworks in stucco, stone and metal. Nalanda stands out as the most ancient university in the Indian Subcontinent. It engaged in the organized transmission of knowledge over an uninterrupted period of 800 years. The historical development of the site testifies to the development of Buddhism into a religion and the flourishing of monastic and educational traditions.
How to reach
The ancient city of Nalanda is located close to the state capital Patna and is well connected by flights, trains and by roads.
Nearest Airport: Patna Airport is at a distance of 90 km.
Nearest Railway Station: The closest rail connections are Rajgir (12 km) and Bodh Gaya (110 km).