Bhaktapur is located in the Kathamndu valley around 20 km and an easy one hour drive east of Kathmandu. It is often referred to as a living museum and is one of the ancient capitals of Nepal. This city is teaming with culture and history with more sites per square meter than Kathmandu or Patan. Known as the ‘City of Devotees’, Bhaktapur was founded by King Ananda Malla in the 12th century. Its culture is typically Newari with its palaces, pagodas, monuments and statues decorated with ornate stone and wood carvings.
On the Bhaktapur Day Tour we will visit the fascinating Bhaktapur Durbar Square with its many attractions such as Taleju Temple, Nyatapole Temple and Yaksheswor Mahadev Temple. We then visit other popular destinations like Pottery Square, the heart of Bhaktapur’s ceramic industry with potters wheels and rows of clay pots drying in the sun, Taumadhi Square and Dattatraya Temple, claimed to have been constructed from a single piece of wood.
You will have the opportunity to wander the backstreets of Bhaktapur and explore the shops selling local crafts and souvenirs as well as sample local Newari delicacies in the abundant cafes and restaurants.
Bhaktapur is a fascinating city and a perfect add on to any visit to Kathmandu.
Pick up from your Kathmandu hotel at around 9.00am and drive by private car to Bhaktapur arriving around 10.00am. The tour starts with a visit to the iconic Bhaktapur Durbar Square followed by Pottery Square, Taumadi Square, Dattatraya Temple, Nyatapol Temple, Siddhi Laxmi Temple, The Golden Gate, The Palace of Fifty-Five Windows and other interesting shrines and monuments. Following lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants, we return to our vehicle for the return trip to Kathmandu, arriving around 2.00pm.
Pick up and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu- Bhaktapur- Kathmandu drive by private car.
Entry fees as per program.
One experienced guide.
All government taxes and services charges.
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