Nalanda is an important site to visit in Bihar. A perfect reflection of the time of flourishing Gupta and Pala period, Nalanda is an acclaimed tourist attraction in Bihar. It is believed that the last and most famous Jain Tirthankara, Mahavira, spent 14 monsoon seasons here. Buddha is said to have delivered lectures near the mango grove in Nalanda. The fame of this education centre was to an extent that Hieun Tsang, the famous Chinese traveller, visited here and stayed for at least two years. Even, I-tsing, another famous Chinese voyager, stayed at Nalanda for about 10 years. Today most parts of Nalanda lie in ruins but the place is surely worth exploring!

Famous Places near Nalanda are Nalanda Archaeological Museum, Xuanzang Memorial Hall, Nalanda Multimedia Museum, Silao, Surajpur Baragaon,Rajgir Dance Festival ( in October).