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NLD/Nalanda (2 PFs)
नालन्दा
نالندہ


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Phone - 06112-281485, NH ;-120, Distt ;-Nalanda PIN ;- 801303
State: Bihar
Elevation: 63 m above sea level
Type: Regular
Category: NSG-6
Zone: ECR/East Central
Division: Danapur
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May 07 2021 (18:37)   NLD/Nalanda (2 PFs)
RohitBiharSharif~
RohitBiharSharif~   7212 blog posts
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Nalanda railway station [Station Code - NLD] serves the small town of Nalanda, a world famous place known for the site of an Ancient Mahavihara, which was one of the earliest and greatest universities in the history. Nalanda is located 11 km away ( by rail) from Rajgir, a major Tourist destination and 12 km away (by rail) from Bihar Sharif, the nearest major city and transport hub and the district headquarters, connected by NH 120.

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Part of Buddhist tourism circuit
∆ One of most prominent sites in Buddhism

Pic. 1 :- Excavated remains of ancient Nalanda Mahavihara, a World Heritage Site. The ancient site of learning established by Kumaragupta, the Pala Emperor in 5th century CE flourished till the destruction by Bakhtiyar Khilji in 1190s. At its peak, it housed 10,000 students from all over the world and 2,500 teaches. Today, it is considered a legendary institute of learning of the past. The current excavated archaeological remains spanning about 23 hectares in area was declared as A world Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2016.

Pic. 2 :- Thai Temple, Pushkarni Lake, A bird and view of Begampura Wetlands, Nalanda - home to many migratory birds during winters.

Pic. 3 :- The site museum of Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) at Nalanda. Opened in 1917, it is the oldest site museum of ASI in Bihar. It houses the artefacts unearthed from Nalanda and nearby areas.

Pic. 4 :- Black Buddha Temple, the famous Bargaon Sun Temple and Pond. The black idol of Sun god in the temple dates to about 7 th century CE and a ruins of ancient sun temple is also located on the banks of the holy Pond.

Pic. 5 :- Xuan Zang Memorial Hall, a memorial hall built to commemorate the great Buddhist pilgrim scholar from China, Xuan Zang. The memorial hall houses the remains of the skull of Xuan Zang.

Pic. 6 :- Kundalpur Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra, Nalanda. There are many splendid temples dedicated to Jain Tirthankars. This place is also believed as birthplace of Mahavira, the last Tirthankar of Jainism by Digambar sect of Jains.


Along with these, there are few others places to visit in small town of Nalanda. It also houses the campuses of Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda and Nalanda Open University, Nalanda. The town is also the birthplace of two of the most favourite disciples of Buddha, Sariputta and Maudgalayana.

Rajgir, Pawapuri, Giriyak, Telhara and Bihar Sharif all located near Nalanda houses several sites of importance of pilgrimage, archaeology and heritage.

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May 07 2021 (18:44)
Sachin Sinha~   1968 blog posts
Re# 4956533-1              
Small town bologe toh nitish ji gussa jaayenge, metro bolo
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May 07 2021 (18:51)
RohitBiharSharif~
RohitBiharSharif~   7212 blog posts
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Nalanda to actually bas ek chhota sa kasba hi hai..located near Bihar Sharif, the main city of Nalanda dist. Just like Varanasi city and Sarnath.
Rajgir 😍 Nitish ji ka favourite hai and undeclared capital of Bihar a/c to some people 😜.
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May 07 2021 (21:03)
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Nalanda should be developed and should made a big destination for tourists
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May 07 2021 (21:16)
rvchaubey~
rvchaubey~   480 blog posts
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It is an ancient place should be redeveloped and a big rail terminal should be Made here
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May 07 2021 (21:43)
RohitBiharSharif~
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Rajgir and Biharsharif should be developed with better rail facilities and good connectivity. Rajgir is the most visited place in Bihar...so it deserves more facilities and trains. Nalanda can't be developed that much as it is like a kasbah..so Bihar Sharif can be developed as it is the main city and by road only 6 - 7 km away.
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May 07 2021 (21:45)
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RohitBiharSharif~   7212 blog posts
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Nalanda District, home to tourism spots like Nalanda, Rajgir, Pawapuri etc is among one of the most neglected areas by ECR. Koi dhyan nhi deta hai Railway idhar.
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May 07 2021 (21:48)
rvchaubey~
rvchaubey~   480 blog posts
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ECR concentrate only at Danapur chapara
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May 07 2021 (21:58)
RohitBiharSharif~
RohitBiharSharif~   7212 blog posts
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Chhapra Jn is in Varanasi Division, NER.
And...it is true that Danapur division, ECR only focuses on Mainline and heavily neglects its branch lines. We can see the difference in no. of trains and passenger facilities by comparing Patna, Bhojpur, Buxar, Jamui and Lakhisarai..the districts on the mainline of DNR division...the districts of Nalanda, Jehanabad, Nawada, Sheikhpura, which are on branch lines.. totally neglected.
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May 07 2021 (22:19)
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What is local transport status to visit these places from rajgir? Means auto, taxi ,city bus from rajgir..Means which one is cheap and convenient?
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May 07 2021 (22:33)
RohitBiharSharif~
RohitBiharSharif~   7212 blog posts
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Nalanda is located on NH 120, exactly midway between Rajgir and Bihar Sharif, the district headquarters. You can easily take the buses plying between Rajgir and Bihar Sharif... early morning to night. You can also take train for Nalanda station from Rajgir, Patna or Bakhtiyarpur Jn. Taxis are also available for Nalanda. But buses are most economical and are also convenience as large no of buses and excellent road network in area. so, if going from Rajgir to Nalanda, take a bus..a short journey of 20 minutes.
If you are going from Patna. Take a train to Nalanda. If by bus..you can easily get a govt or private bus for Bihar Sharif and then a bus for Nalanda, which hardly takes 10-12
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Jul 07 2021 (10:11)
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Amazing writeup (y)
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