An ancient center of high- learning, Nalanda is situatedin Bihar. Established in the 5th century, It was worshiped as a center of great amount of learning and knowledge where culture as well as tradition was taught. This great school was patronized by various rulers of the bygone era. In the olden times, this small village was one of the most favorite places of Lord Buddha where he had resided for many years in his lifetime.
In the present times, a tourist can see the ruins of the University which still boasts of the charm of the olden-times. There is a Surya Mandir, which is a Hindu temple dedicated to Sun God (it is stretched around 150,000 sq meters in area).
Then you can pay a visit to the Nalanda Archeological Museum, which comprises a large number of manuscripts along with many other items of those days. Along with, there are a few holy spots where you can sit and give some rest to your tired soul and mind. You can also pay a visit to some of the ruins of the few monuments and Buddhist temples. Go to The Great Stupa, Nav Nalanda Vihar, Hiuen Tsnag Memorial hall and so on.