About District

Nalanda

Nalanda, is famous all over the world for the the ancient International Monastic University established in 5th century BC, which taught Vedas, Logic, Grammar, Medicine, Meta-Physics, Prose Composition and Rhetoric. Nalanda district is popularly known as Biharsharif. The rivers Phalgu, and Mohane flows through the district of Nalanda. The various sub divisions of the district are Biharsharif , Rajgir , and Hilsa. The district is divided into blocks of Giriyak, Rahui, Nursarai, Harnaut, Chandi, Islampur, Rajgir, Asthawan, Sarmera, Hilsa, Biharsharif, Ekangarsarai, Ben, Nagarnausa, Karaiparsurai, Silao, Parwalpur, Katrisarai, Bind, and Tharthari. It is spread over the area of 2,367 sq. kms. The total population of the district is 19,97,995.

Agriculture is the main source of occupation. The farmers mainly grow paddy, apart from it they grow Potato, and Onion. Few people of the district are also involved in handloom weaving. Since the district is a famous tourist destination, tourism plays a vital role in the economy of Nalanda.

Details Specification
HQ Biharsharif (known as Nalanda district)
Area 2,367 sq. kms.
Population
Male/Female Population
Male 12,36,467
Female 11,31,860
Total 23,68,327
Population Density 1006 per sq km
Sex Ratio 915
Sub Divisions Biharsharif, Rajgir, Hilsa.
Blocks Giriyak, Rahui, Nursarai, Harnaut, Chandi, Islampur, Rajgir, Asthawan, Sarmera, Hilsa, Biharsharif, Ekangarsarai, Ben, Nagarnausa, Karaiparsurai, Silao, Parwalpur, Katrisarai, Bind, Tharthari.
Agriculture Rich Paddy Fields, Potato, Onion.
Industry Handloom weaving.
Rivers Phalgu, Mohane.

 

Details of  Sub-divisions, Anchal, Halkas and Revenue Villages:

Sl. No. Revenue Division No. of Anchals No. of Halkas No. of Revenue Villages
1 Bihar Sharif 7 51 429
2 Hilsa 8 22 198
3 Rajgir 5 46 457
20 119 1084

The popular heritage sites of Nalanda district are as follows:

  • Nalanda University Archaeological Complex
  • Nalanda Archaeological Museum
  • Hieun Tsiang Memorial Hall
  • Pawapuri jal mandir
  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa
  • Griddhakoot Hill
  • Bimbisara Jail
  • Maniyar Math
  • Sone Bhandar
  • Jarasandh Ki Baithak Pippala Cave
  • Saptaparni Cave
  • Ajatshatru Stupa
  • Fortification Walls
  • Venuvana Vihara

Famous institutes of Nalanda district are:

  • Nalanda College

More details are avaialble on http://rajgir.co.in & “Hamara Rajgir” Mobile App, can be downloaded from Google Play Store