This ancient city is a part of the Buddhist circuit. Known for its ancient International Monastic University, it was established in 5th century BC by the Gupta Emperors. Scattered around an area of 14 hectares, the university can accommodate 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers easily. Another modern institution, famous here is the Nava Nalanda Mahavir Research Centre which treasure many rare manuscripts.
Ruins of Nalanda University -- Nālandā was an ancient center of higher learning in India. The site of Nalanda is located in the Indian state of Bihar, about 88 kilometers south east of Patna, and was a Buddhist center of learning from the fifth or sixth century CE to 1197 CE. Nalanda flourished between the reign of the Śakrāditya and 1197 CE -- supported by patronage from the Hindu Gupta rulers as well as Buddhist emperors like Harsha and later emperors from the Pala Empire.
Patna is a beautiful city that enjoys richness in history and culture. Located on the banks of the Ganga river, Patna is the capital of Bihar. This destination is one of the oldest inhabited regions in the world. History of Patna is around 3,000 years old. Ancient monuments in the region allure tourists from far-flung regions.
The Mehrangarh Fort is an architectural marvel that stands proudly on a 125 m long hill in the historic city of Jodhpur. This magnificent structure that was built in 1459 AD spreads over an area of around 5 km and is one of the largest forts in India.
In 1488 AD, an enterprising Rathore prince named Rao Bikaji found a barren piece of land named Jangladesh, which he transformed into a magnificent city called Bikaner. Strategically located on the ancient caravan routes linking west/central Asia to the seaports in Gujrat, Bikaner was a prosperous trading town in the medieval period.
Agra is home to the internationally famous Taj Mahal, and is one of the most famous tourist spots of India. It is located about 204 km south of Delhi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the west bank of river the Yamuna, Agra is the city of tombs and memorials.
The temple city of Mahabalipuram, which is also known as Mamallapuram is an ancient city that was once the capital of the Pallava rulers. It is situated 60 km from Chennai on the Bay of Bengal coast in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The impressive structure of Red Fort stand along the eastern edge of the walled city on the western bank of the river Yamuna. The Red Fort was built as a royal residence by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. The construction began in 1639 and completed in 1648. The Mughal Emperor constructed the fort with the aim of concentrating the Mughal power in one monument, which looks like a mini dynamic city.
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. The powerful Rajput chief Rao Jodha built this beautiful city that is located near the Thar Desert, in the year 1459. Also known as 'The Blue City', Jodhpur is like a cool and inviting oasis in the middle of a vast and arid desert.
Deriving its name from Goddess ‘Shoolini’, Solan is a wonderful tourist destination for rejuvenating oneself amidst a peaceful and beautiful environment. It is located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is affectionately dubbed as the ‘mushroom city of India’ as it is has a mushroom centre situated in Chambaghat.