Bihar has some fascinating destinations which include Bodh Gaya, Patna, Vaishali, Vikramshila, Pawapuri, State Museum, Martyr's Memorial, Sher Shah's mausoleum etc. Bihar offers to the discerning tourist a variegated wealth of our ancient civilization, history, culture, and religion that India stands for. The state lies steeped in history as a mute witness to rise and fall of some of India's important dynasties - the Mauryas, the Guptas, and the Palas. Ruins of world's earliest university that flourished here between the fifth to the 11th century forms one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bihar. Destinations relevant for Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism are also located within the state.