Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur World Heritage Sites Tour, an interesting place to be with your time in Nepal, this will be your extension tour before and after your main major trips with us.
Kathmandu valley famous for its best World Heritage Sites, where three mains big cities within the valley a short drive lead you south of Kathmandu city across the river to reach at Patan also known as Lalitpur, mans city of arts and crafts.
Patan or Lalitpur one of main district adjoined with Kathmandu city, here visit world heritage sites of great importance for few hours and then a scenic drive towards east of Patan and Kathmandu brings you at old, medieval city of Bhaktapur also known by its old name Bhadgaon, which means city of ‘Devotees’.
Bhaktapur once a kingdom of Nepal during Malla period, at present third important city within a valley of Kathmandu here with time for delightful tour around its famous world heritage sites in the shade of local Newar culture of great interest.
Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur World Heritage Sites Tour, where a full day tour of 4-5 hours leads you to fascinating and impressive sites that you catches your interest in our tour in the comfort of spacious car and coach accompanied by our expert tour guide.
9 A.M to 01 P.M.
Morning depart from the hotel for short drive towards south of Kathmandu city, to reach second important city within the valley here our guide will show you the wonders of Patan-Lalitpur for few hours within this old and ancient city of arts and crafts.
Visit of old Palace area with courtyard (Durbar) and tall terracotta building, impressive intricate window carvings, and the huge stone Krishna Temple in front pillar of Garuda a vehicle of Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna, after a great interesting time here drive to Kathmandu valley 3rd largest city, this medieval city at one time capital of Nepal during the regime of Malla period around 12th to 15th century.
01 P.M to 04 P.M.
For full day tour extends after lunch in the hotel or on route around its many excellent world class restaurants, continue tour with a short drive heading towards east of Kathmandu and Patan city to reach at Bhaktapur.
Tour of Bhaktapur Heritage Sites lasts for few hours where our guide will explain its cultural and historical facts of great interest.
Places of great interest in Bhaktapur:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
One of the world best Nepal heritage sites reflecting the city's rich culture, art and architectural design, it is also the central setting of the city for architectural monuments and arts.
Famous golden gate entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows; the gate is regarded as the world's most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind.
Bhaktapur Nytapola Temple:
Highlights of Bhaktapur and landmark Nytapola Temple, meaning 5 storied temple of 30 meter high, tallest temple of Kathmandu valley.
It was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 AD. Each of its five terraces holds a pair of figures, starting from bottom wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins and goddesses.
The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery:
Located within Bhaktapur Durbar Square treasures rare paintings and manuscripts with painted covers and illustrations are found in this museum. Gallery contains brass, bronze, stone and wooden images of medieval art tradition of Nepal. Gallery is closed on Thursday and public holidays.
Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur:
Originally built as one-story pagoda during King Jagat Jyoti Malla period, later changed into a three-storey temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla, this temple now stands for its artistic grandeur. Bhairavnath temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairab - the god of Terror.
Built in 1427 AD, the temple is said to have been built from a single tree visit a monastery having exquisitely carved peacock windows located near the temple area.
Pottery square and market:
Around Bhaktapur there are two main pottery area, the first pottery square is at Suryamadhi east from Dattarya temple square, it is the oldest pottery square, another pottery place leads south from the Nytapola square at Talako’s Potter’s Square walking along interesting markets side streets the pottery is in full blaze, the wide open brick courtyard with a mix of small grey and brownish red clay pots, where each pot is examined by hand before being turned to face the sun at new angle or dipped into a bucket of colored water. Observe the craftsman on wheels shaping the clay in a finely tuned system of human pottery rotation from past centuries of old tradition.
After great enjoyable and interesting day with full day tour transfer back to hotel with free afternoon at leisure.
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