Nalanda (India). 'This 1600-year-old university once enrolled 10,000 monks and students from as far afi eld as China and Greece. You can tell what a sophisticated operation – and a lovely campus – it was by the monasteries, temples and stupas that lie today, still elegant, in ruins.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/bihar-and-jharkhand/bihar/sights/other/nalanda-ruins
Konkan is blessed with one of the longest coastlines in India, and has some untouched and heavenly beach locations that are a delight unto themselves. You will find plenty of isolated coves with long, clean uninterrupted stretches of golden sand that are just the right distance away to give you your privacy, while at the same time allowing you access to nearby towns and their convenience.