Nalanda is in the tentative list for being nominated as a world heritage site and with that status the inflow of tourist domestic as well as international will grow at a significant pace. Right now is a good time to develop infrastructures with reserve capacity to meet such challenges in the future rather than scrambling for option when the benefit of time has left us.
Besides being a major Archeological site, Nalanda offers religious destinations in the vicinity that attracts tourists to the area. To estimate for the potential increase in tourists with the growing popularity, the traffic generated by these places needs to be taken into account as some of these tourists are bound to be redirected to the Nalanda ruins. This would also help while designing the infrastructure needs and make them more flexible to accommodate the seasonal influx.
Nalanda ruins are surrounded by three Jain temples and the Sun temple at Bargaon. The visitor statistics at these places are as mentioned below: