After having split from Patna, Nalanda was declared as a district in itself, with Bihar Sharif as the headquarters. Known as a great centre for learning since ancient times, the district of Nalanda is the house of the famous Nalanda University. Buddhist monks are said to have resided in Nalanda during the establishment of Nalanda University. The ruins found in this part of India have been declared to be of great importance by the Archaeological Survey of India. Bihar is the house of various such locations of religious, historical, mythological, and cultural importance that attract a lot of attention, even in the lesser known parts of the state. The history of Nalanda traces back to the ancient times when Bihar was the capital of Magadha. Let’s take a look at the few tourist destinations that one can visit in Nalanda.