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How to reach Nalanda

About BuddhismNalanda is a well known name since ancient times for the incredible university that was established here. There were visitors and travelers who came here from far and wide to learn and to teach here. Nalanda is also known to be among the favorite places of the Buddha and for Lord Mahavir as well.

By Rail

– Nalanda can be reached by taking a train to Rajgir, just 12 kms from Nalanda. Rajgir is well connected to most parts of India by train and this is a convenient way to reach Nalanda. Patna railway station is also within 80 kms from Nalanda.

By Air

Patna airport is the closest to Nalanda and there are buses and taxis that take guests to Nalanda, 78 kms away. Patna is connected to all Indian cities with regular flights every day.

By Road

- Bihar State Transport Corporation has buses that ply to Nalanda from Patna, Rajgir and Bodhgaya. If driving down then Kolkata is about 508 kms to Nalanda and Lucknow is 599 kms.