The valley of Kathmandu comprises three districts namely Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. All of these districts of the valley today used to be separate kingdoms ruled by different Kings of different dynasties before it was unified by the King of Gorkha, Prithivi Nartayan Shah under Nepal by 1769 A.D. Lalitpur known as Patan and Bhaktapur known as Khwopa in the ancient days were both ruled by the Malla dynasty. Both the kingdoms were rich in their art, culture, traditions, religious belief, architecture and festivals. The durbar square of both the ancient cities are listed under the list of World cultural heritage sites.
Today, tourists from around the world arrive here to witness the glory of the monuments built during the “Golden age of Nepal” as Malla dynasty is regarded as the golden age of Nepalese arts and architecture. The palaces, courtyards, temples and statues of the kings depict the history, social life, civilization, occupation, religious beliefs, lifestyle, tradition and rituals of the ancient people who lived in the valley.
08:00hrs: Pick up from the hotel and drive to Patan durbar square.
The driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the Patan durbar square.
09:00 hrs: Visit the Patan durbar square and explore the temples, palaces and monuments.
Patan durbar square lies 9kms South east of Kathmandu. The then King Sriddhi Narsingh Malla began its establishment in the 15th century followed by his son Shrinivasa Sukriti. The major contributors to this heritage are King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Shrinivasa Sukriti, King Purandarasimha, King Sivasimha Malla and King Yogendra Malla. The durbar square blends both Hinduism and Buddhism together, the two most prominently followed religion and its art and architecture showcases this. The durbar square comprises Keshav Narayan chowk, Mul chowk and Sundari chowk. The most famous monuments here are the famous Krishna temple of Patan, taleju bhawani temple, vishwanath temple and Bhimsen temple.
12.30hrs: Enjoy local newari lunch at a traditional newari restaurant.
After visiting the durbar square, we’ll enjoy a traditional newari lunch at a local newari restaurant.
13.30hrs: Drive to Bhaktapur durbar square.
After our lunch, we will drive to bhaktapur to visit the famous Bhaktapur durbar square.
14.30hrs: Explore the authenticity of the Bhaktapur durbar square.
Bhaktapur durbar square lies 13 kms East of Kathmandu and was once the capital of the ancient city Khwopa, also famous as Bhadgaon. King Jita mitra malla started its construction and was later completed by king Bhupatindra malla. The Durbar square is divided into four squares namely Durbar square, Taumadi square, Dattatreya square, and Pottery square. The major attractions here are Vatsala temple, Statue of king Bhupatindra malla, Nyatapola temple (Highest temple of Nepal), Bhairabnath temple, Golden gate, Lion’s gate, Pasupatinath temple, the temple of erotic Elephants, Ugrachandi and Ugrabhairab temple, Rameshor, Badrinath, Gopinath, kedarnath and Hanuman temple. The monuments and the temples showcases the richness in art, culture, architecture and history of the ancient Khwopa.
17.00hrs: Drive back to the hotel.
Visit two among many World heritage sites within the valley.
A day to observe the architectural, cultural, traditional aspects and lifestyle.
The fascinating stories behind the glory of the monuments and temples.
A brief introduction into the ancient history of the cities.
Best price and an outstanding experience guaranteed.
A professional English speaking guide.
Customization of tour activities allowed at least a day prior.
A private vehicle both ways.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Fully private trip.
Private English speaking guide and vehicle.
Drinking water on vehicles.
Entrance fees to the sites.
23% Value added TAX.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
Gratuities (Tipping guide and drivers).
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