Nalanda is essentially known for its university but there are several tourist attractions at
this place that can be visited during your Nalanda vacation. This is the list of sightseeing
to be visited on your trip to this town.
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
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.