Here are the top 8 tourist attractions to see in Nalanda:

1. Nalanda University

4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 8
places to visit in Nalanda

Nalanda University Archaeological Complex is the excavated site of the ancient university. It is spread over an area of 14 hectares and is a major place of tourist attraction. The university complex had red brick buildings hemmed by gardens.

2. Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall

Must visit 3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 8
places to visit in Nalanda

Built as a dedication to the Chinese scholar Hiuen Tsang, this memorial is a distinct reminder of the architectural style of the Nalanda University. One will find multiple writings of Tsang preserved here.

3. The Great Stupa

Must visit 3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 8
places to visit in Nalanda

Present amongst the ruins of the Nalanda University, this Stupa was built in the 3rd century by Ashoka in the honour of Sariputra. After the seven accretions to it, this structure is shaped like a pyramid and is flanked by flights of steps and splendid sculptures as well.

4. Pawapuri

3.6 /5 View 6+ photos

11 km
from city center
4 out of 8
places to visit in Nalanda

A holy pilgrimage for Jains, Pawapuri is an important destination located in the Nalanda district. Its history dates back more than 2600 years ago and is famous for being the burial site for Lord Mahavira.

5. Nalanda Archaeological Museum

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 8
places to visit in Nalanda

Housing the ancient relics of Nalanda University, this museum offers a glance into the culture of ancient Nalanda. Pala Art is displayed through the assorted artifacts maintained here.

6. Kundalpur

3.1 /5

11 km
from city center
6 out of 8
places to visit in Nalanda

Located just outside Nalanda, Kundalpur is the place which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira, the 24th and last of Jain Tirthankaras. It is also the place of birth of Gautam Swamiji who was the first disciple of Lord Mahavira.

7. Surya Mandir, Nalanda

3.1 /5

49 km
from city center
7 out of 8
places to visit in Nalanda

This temple dedicated to the Sun God, is situated near the Nalanda University. Various Buddhist as well as Hindu deities are enshrined in this temple with the most attractive one being the five feet high idol of Goddess Parvati.

8. Nav Nalanda Mahavihara

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 8
places to visit in Nalanda

Established by the Bihar government in 1951, Nav Nalanda Mahavihara is great place showcasing the ancient tradition to the modern world. It was built as a modern center of Buddhism and today it helps in the education related to ancient Pali script and Buddha religion.

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