Nalanda is a very important destination of Bihar enjoying great historical significance. As per the historical evidences, it can be identified as a great Buddhist centre and a hub of learning. At present, Nalanda is a popular part of the Buddhist circuit and features several destinations that were related to the life of Lord Buddha. Nalanda holiday packages are very popular among those tourists who love to explore heritage & religion together.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall:
Built in the memory of the famous Chinese traveler Hieun-Tsang, it is a popular place to be visited in Nalanda. Hieun Tsang lived here for 12 years and wrote great things about the people and society of contemporary India. His writing is authentic and very relevant and is supposed to be a great source of information.
Spread across 14 hectares, Nalanda University once happened to be a great center of higher learning. It is in ruins now. The university used to offer great facilities to its students. Buddhism, spirituality, Vedas, and other life sciences were the popular subjects to be taught here.
Nav Nalanda Vihar:
Nav Nalanda Vihar is a center that aims to study Buddhism and its spirit in current times. There is another institute close to this, which aims to research an ancient language Pali.
Located adjacent to ruins of the University of Nalanda, Surya Mandir is primarily devoted to Lord Sun but features diverse idols of numerous gods and goddesses. The temple has more number of Buddha idols other than the idols of Hindu deities.
The museum of Nalanda beautifully displays the golden past of the town. It has a huge collection of ancient manuscripts and Buddhist statues, which were found during excavation of the sites of Nalanda.