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Testimony of our glorious past

Nalanda Vidyapeeth (Old) stands testimony to India's glorious past, where education flourished and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Arvind S
Chennai (Madras), India
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please must go to this place (Nalanda Vishvidyalaya) to visit and to know about history of this... read more

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55 miles south east of Patna, Patna, India
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

this place has a very big importance in the History of education in India. its famous for the Erstwhile Nalanda University, which is considered one of the ancient of its types ever. with students coming from different parts of the world.

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Reviewed 20 December 2009

I went to Nalanda because I've known about the place for years, have studied it a bit, and so had a cultivated interest you could say. For such people, who are particularly interested in Buddhist history or ancient Indian culture, it's worth the trip if...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nalanda Vidyapeeth (Old) stands testimony to India's glorious past, where education flourished and civilization thrived at centres of educational excellence. The ruins of Nalanda stand as proud edifices of the glorious past and earned the well deserved UNESCO world heritage site status. The complex is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

please must go to this place (Nalanda Vishvidyalaya) to visit and to know about history of this place, u will enjoy and definitely will try plan for another visit , Silao is a place near Nalanda Vishvidyalaya which is famous for delicious khaajaa, please eat...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place to show our old history. This is very old but it is worth seeing. Especially History Lovers will find this place very good.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Approximately 80 km from Bodhgaya and 10 km North of Rajgir is Nalanda. A must visit for all academicians and others too. It has the ruins of an University which boasted of 10000 students and 1500 teachers . The bricks are still in good shape...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The ruins of ancient Nalanda University takes us to an era of thousands of years back and gives us a glimpse of the wonderful past of our nation. It also makes us sad that how thoughtless invaders destroyed a seat of learning and burned its...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Awesome history and knowledge sharing in this place. Takes you back to the ancient times of our great India

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Awesome for its excellent architecture and rich heritage, inspires a lot of modern artists and fascinates the explorers

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A University almost thousand year old, well laid out made my chest swell with pride as an indian. Very impressive brick structure. Mostly taught Buddhist studies and political science, Astro-physics etc in 6th century AD with Students coming from many countries.

1  Thank vishnubsharma
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The Archaeological Survey of India maintains a museum near the ruins for the benefit of visitors. The museum exhibits the antiquities that have been unearthed at Nalanda as well as from near by Rajgir . Out of 13,463 items, only 349 are on display in four...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Must visit with family / friends / kids. A good place for picnic . Although its quite old but the history is quite remarkable. Best time to go here is in winter season you can easily spend a whole day here. There is no such...More

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Around Rs.2500/- to Rs.3000/- depending upon type of Taxi & it's Operating agency.