Kathmandu has always been a major attraction for tourists. But if you have already visited the city then you can select our package of 1 day Patan and Bhaktapur tour. You get to see new Heritage sites situated in these cities.
The Kathmandu valley consists of three districts Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. The majority of people living in these districts are Newar.
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and a huge no. of temples and stupas are situated here. Thus the name “The City of Temples” is given to it.
This city offers a few UNESCO World Heritage sites you can visit. Aside from that, you can also enjoy the nightlife this city has to offer.
Likewise, Lalitpur is situated in the south-central part of the valley. It is nicknamed “the city of festivals and feast”.
This city is better known for its tradition of arts and crafts. It offers the ancient art of making statues out of metals and stones.
Lalitpur had been ruled by many kings in an earlier period among them are the Kirat dynasty, the Licchavis dynasty, and the Malla dynasty.
Patan is one of the cities inside the Lalitpur district which is considered the third largest city after Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Compared to Kathmandu and Lalitpur, the district of Bhaktapur is quite small. It lies in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley.
The city of Bhaktapur is also called Khwopa. The city is rich in traditional arts, architecture, historical monuments, etc.
You will be visiting Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar square. Both of them are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The trip around these durbar squares is usually considered a cultural day tour. Nepal Recreation always manages a 1 day Patan and Bhaktapur tour with a professional local guide.
If you have a day to spare then you can visit both Patan and Bhaktapur which is a half-day tour each.
Highlights of the Tour
- Patan Durbar Square
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Know about Newari culture
- Visit two districts in a day
- Krishna Temple
1 day Patan and Bhaktapur Tour Itinerary
You wake up, have your breakfast and board the tourist bus for this day’s destinations. You will be visiting Patan and Bhaktapur today. These two cities are mostly inhabited by the Newar community.
Firstly you visit Bhaktapur, this city is popular for hosting Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After a 2 hours drive, you reach this place and explore around. This square was once home to the Malla kingdom.
Some of the major attractions of this place are the 55 window palace, Nyatapola Temple, Vatsala Temple, and many more. You will also try out the famous dessert of Bhaktapur, juju dhau (a special kind of yogurt).
Secondly, you will drive towards Patan and visit Patan Durbar Square. This square resides in the heart of the city. This durbar square was also once home to the royalties.
This square is full of religious temples. Some of the major attractions of this tour are Krishna Mandir, Red Machindranath Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple, etc. You can also visit the Phimbahal pond that is popular for its banana chips.
After touring around the beautiful city, you return back to your hotel.