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Vikramshila Ruins

NH-80, Antichak Village | Kahalgaon Block, Bhagalpur, India
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India's glorious past

Just like Nalanda University this ancient University Vikramashila is also one of the oldest in the... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Amit J
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New Delhi, India
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University Ruins and Museum

Less spectacular than Nalanda and could use some good signage. We were the only western tourists... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Emily R
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Venice, Florida
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NH-80, Antichak Village | Kahalgaon Block, Bhagalpur, India
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Just like Nalanda University this ancient University Vikramashila is also one of the oldest in the world. 40-42 ka away from Bhagalpur City though Goverment should make that road a bit wider.. it's narrower at the moment causing traffic jam a bit.. best time to...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Less spectacular than Nalanda and could use some good signage. We were the only western tourists but there were plenty from India. The museum housed some impressive statues but, again, more complete signage including dates would have been helpful.

Thank Emily R
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Constructed in the time of pal dynasty to be precise Dharampal. It was opened cos scholarship at Nalanda was declining. With royal patronage Vikramshila started competing with Nalanda. It was famous for tantarik bhudism. Bkhteyar Khilji and his army destroyed it along with Nalanda University....More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This is just like of Nalanda University but there is somewhat many type of difference from the Nanda University but it is so good from the Nalanda University and it is the best history to see her and all person will come from the other...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Excellent site, but government needs to promote this and make an approach road for interest tourists.

Thank Gautam V
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Very interesting large complex of a ruined early university. Mainly Buddhist but also mixed in with Hindu elements. It is where the Mahayana school of Buddhism began during the Pala era .There are extensive ruins and some interesting carvings. Not as old as the university...More

1  Thank annelainea
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

It is a very old monumental structure. You just surprised to get here.everyone must like it if he has interest in history.

Thank deblisa2017
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

it was nice to visit their. It was a very good experience for me. I came to know about the history related to it. Although it needs facility of some guides.

Thank sulpa
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We live in Bhagalpur which is near this place. Vikramshila University is the pride of Bihar. Being one of the oldest university in the world, this place deserves all the importance from the tourists. We usually like to go there in January. The place has...More

1  Thank shwetajha2201
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It is the oldest university for Buddhists learning, It is roughly 40-45 kms always from bhagalpur, best time to visit this place is during the month of November

Thank Rishabh D
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