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October 26, 2012
Location of Nalanda
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Nalanda is located in the state of Bihar and was famous as an ancient seat for higher learning. Located 88km away from the state capital, Patna, Nalanda was a Buddhist centre for learning and occupies an area of 14 hectares.
Tourist Attractions in Nalanda
Being an important centre of learning in ancient India, there are quite a few tourist attractions in Nalanda.
Here are a few of them:
Nalanda University Archaeological Complex
Nalanda Archaeological Museum
Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall
Surajpur Baragaon
Hotels and Accommodation
There are not many hotels in Nalanda, apart from a few tourist bungalows run by the state government. It is advised to stay in hotels in Patna, since it has better options in terms of accommodation. One can visit Nalanda from Patna, conveyance for which can be arranged by the hotel.
How to Reach Nalanda
Here is how you can reach Nalanda:
The nearest railway station to Nalanda is at Bakhtiyarpur, which is 38 km away from Nalanda.
Nalanda is covered by an excellent road network which connects it to destinations like Patna, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Delhi and Kolkata.
The nearest airport to Nalanda is at Patna, which is 88 km away and connected by regular international and domestic flights.
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