Nalanda is one of the important districts in Bihar
with an area of 2,367 sq km and a population of two million. Bihar Sharif
is the district headquarters. Rice
, potato, and onion are some of the important agricultural products. The Phalgu and Mohane are the two important rivers.
Founded in the 5th Century, Nalanda is known as the ancient seat of learning. Emperor
Ashoka built many monasteries, temples and
The world's most ancient university lies in ruins here, 62 km from
Bodhgaya and 90 km south of Patna.
The best season to visit is from October to March. Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall, Nalanda University Complex, Swarajpur Baragon Sun Temple, and Nalanda Museum are the major tourist attractions.