One Day Kathmandu Patan and Bhaktapur City Tour
Kathmandu Patan Bhaktapur City Tour
The Kathmandu Patan Bhaktapur City Tour starts from the Bhaktapur as follows.
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is standing right in the heart of Kathmandu. This historical attraction is also popular for its religious, cultural and commercial importance. Also, the remarkable varieties of temples for various gods and goddess and built between the 12th to 18th centuries.
Additionally, other attractions of Kathmandu Durbar Square are Taleju Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Nasal Chowk, Mul Chowk, Bhandarkar, Manju Deval, Kumari Bahal, Kasthamandap Temple, and Museum. Unfortunately, now most of the monuments are under reconstruction after the demonstrative earthquake in 2015. But they are now in the rebuilding process.
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE
The Patan Durbar Square lies about 5 km south of Kathmandu. Patan Durbar Square is also famous for its fine Pagoda style temples, stone statues, and unique architectures. Likewise, the palace complex is home to various Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments.
Surprisingly, it has bronze gateways and exquisite carvings dating back to many centuries. The major attraction of Patan Durbar Square includes Keshav Narayan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Mul Chowk, Patan Museum, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Mahabouddha Temple, and Golden Window.
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the best recording historical attractions around the Kathmandu Valley. It is the palace complex of ancient Malla rulers and is a museum of medieval art and architecture.
Furthermore, the magnificent temple, local village, the tradition of Newari peoples and armies of clay pots left in the sun to dry are the samples of Bhaktapur.
Not to mention, Bhaktapur Valley is the third-largest city around Kathmandu. The 55 Window Palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Nyatapola Temple, and Bhairav Nath Temple are some of the major attractions in Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bouddhanath Stupa is a massive, whitewash stupa which rises 36 m above the street. It is among the largest stupa in the World and the biggest in Nepal. It is the heart of Tibetan Buddhists in Nepal. Posters of smiling Dalai Lama, traditional art workshops and local restaurants are in abundance throughout the narrow streets of Buddha. Additionally, it remains like an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists as well as for local Nepalese.
Swoyambhunath Stupa reflects as the ‘Monkey Temple’ too. Syambhunath Stupa is recorded as the first Buddhist pilgrimage in the Kathmandu Valley. The Syambhunath complex consists of other several temples dating back to the 7th century. However, Tibetan Monastery has been recently built. It takes a 40-50 minute walk from Thamel. Hence, the area is a landmark because it offers the best view of Kathmandu Valley.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is the holiest Hindu site in Nepal and the country’s largest shrine complex. The temple stands for the symbol of faith and culture holding its ground beside the holy river – Bagmati.
Surprisingly, every year thousands of Hindu followers from all over the country as well as from India pay a visit to this temple as it holds a huge proportion of religious significance among Hindu society.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bhaktapur with a tour guide and then drive to Patan Durbar square and have lunch there. Furthermore, after completely exploring Patan Durbar Square, you will head to Pashupatinath Temple and then Bouddhanath after that you will head to Kathmandu Darbar Square and at last, you will visit Swoyambhunath to end your long one day trip.
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