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Nalanda Travel Guide

A nondescript locus in the fringes of Rajagriha, Nalanda in Bihar symbolizes a glitzy countenance of Indian renaissance. A hot seat of cognition and acquiring, Nalanda features a rich customs and traditions to celebrate the perfect culture holidays in Bihar that has earned accolades world wide. Founded in the 5th century, the ancient University of Nalanda boomed under the patronage of the several rulers of ancient India. This tiny hamlet was the favoured place of Lord Buddha and Mahavira who had dwelt here for several years.

There is a mythological fable behind the name Nalanda, which narrates how this village got its name. It goes like this that the place where the monastery was going to be built was the home of an ophidian and while digging the foundation the serpent got injured. The psychics of that time ascertained that the monastery that would have been made in that place would be far-famed for a long. Later this monastery turned to be a great institution of knowledge, whose uneven credentials gave it an unparalleled seat in the entire history of the nation.

To the outside world, Nalanda still waves the cadaver of this residential school of bygone eras. But it is not just the leftovers of a great institution that Nalanda tenders to its visitors. Apart from the bulwarks of ancient monuments and Buddhist shrines, this historic place extends some of the famous pilgrim centers and holy spots.

A perfect culture holidays destination that carries the rich history, tradition and culture of a great nation Nalanda offers some unique experience to the holidaymakers. A trip to this tiny village is just like dating back to the ancient times. While wandering through the bulwarks of Stupas, monasteries and viharas one would feel they are practising the doorsteps of several centuries. It is a place where the culture holidays can be celebrated with the vast understanding of Indian history in its entirety.

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