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Nalanda 'Biharsharif' Sightseeing Day Tour from Patna

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Trip Overview

Visit Nalanda city for a profound glimpse into the ancient world's intellectual hub, featuring the ruins of Nalanda University, where scholars from across the globe once congregated. Offering a captivating journey through history and showcasing architectural marvels and cultural heritage, making it a must-visit destination for those intrigued by ancient civilizations.


Highlights

  • Visit places like the Nalanda Archaeological Museum, the Hseun Tsang Memorial, the Black Buddha Temple, and many more during this tour.
  • aassle-free tour from Patna to Nalanda.
  • Service of a well-maintained car and an experienced driver.


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Nalanda 'Biharsharif' Sightseeing Day Tour from Patna Overview

Nalanda city is an ancient centre for learning and is situated 88 km from the southeastern end of Patna. The red brick structure covers over 14 hectares of land. The world-renowned and ancient University of Nalanda was established during the rule of a king called Akrāditya, who belonged to the Gupta Dynasty. Nalanda is marked by Buddhist influence. The university is believed to be a masterpiece and is marked by a lofty wall and one gate. Nalanda had eight separate compounds and 10 temples, besides several different meditation halls and study rooms. The grounds of the university are covered with lakes and parks. The library was situated in an exceedingly 9-story building, wherever meticulous copies of texts were made. The university attracted students from countries like Japan, China, Tibet, Indonesia, Persia, and Turkey.

 

Nalanda 'Biharsharif' Sightseeing Day Tour from Patna Suggested Itinerary

  • The driver will pick you up from the hotel/residence address within Patna city limits at a time selected while booking.
  • The drive to Nalanda is about 70 kilometres from Patna and may take up to 2 hours.
  • Upon arrival in Nalanda, you may visit the following suggested places or add a few of your own:
  • Nalanda Archaeological Museum: Opened in the year 1917, this museum is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Several antiques that have been unearthed in Nalanda are on display here.
  • Heun Tsang Memorial: This is an Indo-Chinese undertaking to honour the famed Buddhist monk and traveller, Heun Tsang. A relic, comprising a skull bone of the Chinese monk, is on display in the memorial hall.
  • Nalanda Multimedia Museum: This museum displays the history of Nalanda through 3-D animation and multimedia presentation.
  • Black Buddha Temple: A temple housing a large black-colored Buddha statue, this temple attracts visitors from several Southeast Asian countries.
  • Digambar Jain temple: This temple is famous for being the birthplace of 24th Jain Teerthankara Mahaveer.
  • Badi Dargah (Chhoti Dargah) is a prominent Sufi shrine in Biharsharif, dedicated to Sufi saint Sheikh Sharfuddin Yahya Maneri. It attracts devotees from various faiths and is known for its tranquil ambiance.
  • Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya: While not in Nalanda or Biharsharif directly, Bodh Gaya is nearby and houses the iconic Mahabodhi Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage Site marks the spot where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. It is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world.
  • Nalanda Mahavihara Temple, Within the Nalanda University ruins, there is a temple known as Nalanda Mahavihara Temple. While primarily an educational institution, Nalanda also had religious structures, and this temple is one of them.
  • Pawapuri Temple near Biharsharif, is famous for its Jain temples. The most notable is the Jal Mandir, dedicated to Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. It is believed to be the place where Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana.
  • Explore the Tomb of Malik Ibrahim Baya, a historical mausoleum dating back to the 17th century. Admire the architecture and learn about the significance of this site in Biharsharif.
  • Visit the site of Odantapuri Mahavihara, an ancient Buddhist monastery believed to have been established by King Ashoka. Explore the ruins and learn about its historical importance as a center of Buddhist learning
  • Explore Khanqah Sharif, a revered Sufi shrine dedicated to Sufi saint Makhdoom Sharfuddin Ahmad Yahya Maneri. Experience the spiritual ambiance and learn about the Sufi traditions practiced here.
  • After the completion of your tour, the driver will drop you back at the hotel/residence within the Patna city limits.

Please Note

This is not a guided tour.
Its a suggestive itinerary; you can add or skip any of the places.

Basic Details

Start Point
Patna Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Patna Hotel/Residence
Start time
6:00 am 6:30 am 7:00 am 7:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyCorporate Team-OutingCultural & Theme Tours
Trip Code
O914A2673

Inclusions

  • All transportation using air-conditioned private cab.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Patna city limits.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Limit of 300 kilometres of usage (can be extended with extra charges).
  • Tour as per the itinerary (you may skip or add some places in the region).

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any toll and parking charges (To be paid as per actuals to the driver).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attractions to the destination of the tour.
  • The booking price is applicable if the pick-up and drop-off are at the same location.
  • Pickup and drop-off locations can be different, but an extra charge will apply. To be paid to the driver directly.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios, or similar.
  • The SUV (6-seater) models provided are the Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga, or similar.
  • A night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a limit of 300 kilometres. 
  • After 250 kilometres, an additional per-kilometer charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
  • For Sedan (4-seater): Rs. 12 per km (additional kilometre charge).
  • For an SUV (6-seater): Rs. 15 per km (additional kilometre charge).
  • The driver will know the local language; an English-speaking driver can be requested by you during the booking in the "Special Request" section. The team will try their best to fulfil the request, but the same cannot be promised for sure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have two options Sedans & bigger SUVs. In Sedans we provide Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios mostly, sometimes it could be Nissan Sunny. In SUVs we provide Toyotta Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga. You can request a particular model while booking in Special Request\'s and we try to provide it however you can not pick and choose exact car models. We operate only AC vehicles and hatchbacks are not available.

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No. All our tours are private and exclusively for your family or group.

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You need to book online from this page. We accept only online bookings. Booking is confirmed instantly through SMS and Email. Driver & Cab details are automatically sent on SMS/Email/Mobile App 2-4 hours before pick-up time.

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Yes, all sightseeing tours need to be booked in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest booking early to guarantee your desired tour day. Bookings are completely online and you can book on Website or Mobile app.

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As this is a private tour, you are free to spend as much time you seem fit on each attraction. Some landmarks are more time-consuming than others and you can decide where to spend how much time. Just keep in mind the hourly usage included in your Tour, extra charges would apply if that limit is exceeded. Also night charges apply if you cross night time, please check Inclusions/Exclusions/Important Info for details.

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The itinerary mentioned on these private tours are a suggestion for your destination. You are free to skip or add other points. Let your personal driver know if you want to visit other places.

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No these are purely sightseeing tours and we do not do provide stay/accommodation or do Hotel bookings on for you as part of these tours. For Multi-day sightseeing tours you need to book your hotels yourself.

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If you wish to have an English driver who would drive you around the tour or drop you from one place to another, please mention the same in the Special Request section while booking. Any request would be taken into consideration and we will try arranging the same, although it\'s not a 100% Guarantee.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or a specified pick-up point within city limits. Please enter the full pick-up address at the checkout page.
  • The contact person details and phone number are shared in the booking voucher sent to you via email after booking.
  • The driver and cab details are shared 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour starting time
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