City Tour of Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Among the three major cities of Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur retains some of its ancient way of life, reminding you of what the entire Kathmandu Valley must have looked like during the medieval period. Bhaktapur is known variously as City of Culture, Living Heritage, Nepal’s Cultural Gem, An open museum and a City of Devotees. Bhaktapur is an ancient city and is renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of Newari community. The remarkable architecture, the exquisite woodcarvings and metal craft that can be seen around the city takes one back to the time of the Malla rulers who patronized art like no other dynasty. The pagoda style temples rise above the Bhaktapur skyline.
The Pottery Square, the Palace (Durbar) Square which dates back to the 12th century, where devotees still celebrate their centuries old festivals and the temple squares that still remain vibrant, are Bhaktapur’s major attractions. But the city’s archaic look itself draws tourists besides the elaborate festivals that remain unchanged for centuries. The Durbar Square is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the valley. Once known as Bhadgaon (Nepali) and Khwopa (Newari) the city has maintained its festivals in their original elaborate forms, many of which last over a week.

Trip Overview

    The Tour consists of the visit of Bhaktapur which shows the traditional lifestyle of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is untouched and unaffected by modernization and urbanization. The old traditional houses; the corns’ braids, garlic braids and chili peeper hanging on the windows; people attire in newari Haku Patasi and gossiping with one another in Pati, sattal (public shelters); drying the crops and winnowing them on the main walking street resemble the existence of traditional lifestyle of Bhaktapur in modern society.
    Another main attraction is visit to the Historical and religious site. The city is renowned for its cultural, architectural, historical and religious prolific destinations like: UNESCO listed Bhaktapur Durbar Square, along with 55 windows palace, Dattatraya Temple, Nyatapole temple, Museums, and many other sites.

    Transfer from Hotel to Bhaktapur and back to hotel in non AC Vehicle