Localities in Nalanda
Nalanda reminds the outside world of the great ancient university of bygone eras. Apart from this university ruins, Nalanda has much more to offer to its tourists. It is an abode of popular pilgrim centres and holy places. A walk through the alleys of Nalanda feels like walking through the doorsteps of various centuries. It is an ideal place, a must visit for those, who want a glimpse into India’s rich culture and glorious past.
For the purpose of administration, the district of Nalanda has been divided into twenty blocks. While some of them are known for their tourist destinations, a few others are important as commercial areas. Here is a list of few important localities and areas in Nalanda.
Industrial Areas in Nalanda
Biharsharif is an important industrial centre of Nalanda. Most of the enterprises are located in the BIADA (Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority) Industrial Estate in Ramchandrapur. Apart from Industrial units manufacturing agricultural implements, readymade garments, stainless steel utensils, engineering work etc also have their presence in the area. There are also agro based and leather related industries. Handloom industry is well developed in Biharsharif owing to a large number of tailors and weavers. Ekangarsarai in Nalanda is quite developed in terms of civil infrastructure and business activity.
Commercial and Residential areas in Nalanda
Market Areas in Nalanda
Sohsarai in Nalanda is a big market of saris, dress materials and other clothes imported from Surat and therefore known as ‘Mini Surat’. Pulpar is famous for cloth market, food plaza, hotels and restaurants, cycle store, showroom, delicious sweet shops and many small and big markets, shops etc. Garhpar is famous for furniture, steel trunk, electronic goods shop, cloth market, and many small general stores. Sabji Bajar and Khandakpar are other market areas. Bazaar Samiti, machili market in Ramchandrapur draw huge crowds. Chiksaura Bazar is a small village cum market in Hilsa. It is surrounded by green land and is visited by people of surrounding villages to buy fresh vegetables and household articles.