Bhaktapur and Patan Day TourBhaktapur and Patan Day Tour

Bhaktapur and Patan Day Tour

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude1400
  • Starts/EndsKathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip StyleDay Tour
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonAnytime a year
Highlights

Highlights

  • Both Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Visit the cultural capital of Nepal, Bhaktapur including 55 Windows Palace, Nyatapola Temple, Golden Gate, and Pottery Square.
  • Explore the artisan city of Patan which includes notable attractions such as the Patan Museum, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple, and Mahaboudha Temple
  • Experience the ancient art, architecture, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the people of Bhaktapur and Patan area

Bhaktapur and Patan Day Tour Overview 

The Bhaktapur and Patan Day Tour is an ideal chance to experience the essence of medieval. The two historic cities of Nepal showcase the well-preserved ancient culture, art, architecture, and Newari tradition. Generally, the Bhaktapur and Patan Day Tour requires a whole to discover its ancient norms and values. For travelers who are keen to learn and understand the history of art and culture, a tour of Bhaktapur and Patan is a must-do activity in Nepal.

Bhakapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur is the cultural capital of Nepal, also known as the city of devotees. It represents the medieval era of Nepal and is often referred to as ‘living history’. The city features four distinct squares: Durbar Square, Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square, and Taumadhi Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a royal ancient palace listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites is famous for its ancient temples, palaces, and traditional Newari architecture. It showcases numerous Hindu temples, statues, a wooden carving 55 windows palace, a magnificent Golden Gate, and the revered Taleju Temple. Taumadhi Square is home to the Nyatapola Temple, the tallest temple in the valley, dedicated to Siddhi Laxmi. Pottery Square is where artisans create clay pots and other pottery items. Dattatraya Square houses a trinity of Hindu gods in a temple.

Festival celebrated in Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The city celebrates Newari festivals almost every month, with the Bisket Jatra during the Nepali New Year. It is also known for its popularity of Newari delicacies including the King of Yoghurt ‘Juju Dhau’.

Patan Durbar Square

Patan, the oldest city in Kathmandu Valley, is known as the paradise of fine arts. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, cottage industries, and skilled craftsmanship, particularly in metal and stone. It is also one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the World. The city is designed in the shape of the Dharma-Chakra (Wheel of Righteousness), which represents the Buddhist principle. Within Patan, Patan Durbar Square stands as an ancient royal, adorned with multiple temples, statues, and courtyards that showcase the remarkable artistic and architectural achievements of ancient Nepal.

Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabhihar(Golden Temple), Viswanath Temple, and Royal Bath with intricate stone carvings are some notable attractions of Patan. These landmarks offer a splendid display of paintings, woodwork, and metal sculptures. Furthermore, there is a museum that showcases Nepal’s traditional sacred art in a splendid architectural setting.

Festival Celebrated at Patan Durbar Square: Adding to its cultural and historical significance, Patan hosts the annual Rato Machindranath Jatra, a month-long celebration. “Jatra” is similar to the English Term Carnival.

Itinerary

After having breakfast at your hotel, you will start your tour without a professional guide in a private vehicle. First, you will visit the historical Bhaktapur Durbar Square and spend an hour or 2 over there. Likewise, the tour continues to Patan Durbar Square spending 2-3 hours exploring the art and culture of Patan. 

  • Time:5-6 Hours
What's Included

 

  • Private vehicle (Vehicle and price of the vehicle depends upon the group size of the people)
  • Professional Tour Guide
What's not Excluded

 

  • Entry fee- Patan & Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Meals and Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
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