Departure: Every Day
Pick up & Drop: From/to your hotel in Kathmandu
Trip Duration: 10:00 to 16:00 (6 hours)
Group Size: 2 to 20 people
Transportation: Private Vehicle
Cost: Cost Included
Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon) Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur is an olden Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Bhaktapur durbar square is located in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. At the time of the 1991 Nepal survey it had a population of 61405 and had 9187 houses in it. The male inhabitants of Bhaktapur city wear a special type of cap called the Bhaad-gaaule topi. Bhaktapur city is famous for its yoghurt (ju-ju Dhau).
Bhaktapur's main square, Durbar Square, houses the 55-window Palace which was created by King Bhupatindra Malla and was home to royalty until 1769. It is now a National Gallery. Close by is the Golden Gate which leads into Mulchok Court which is home to the Taleju Temple. This temple, like others in the main towns of the Kathmandu Valley, is dedicated to the goddess Taleju Bhawani and includes shrines to both the Taleju Bhawani and Kumari. Entrance to the temple is restricted to Hindus and the living goddess strictly cannot be photographed.
Bhaktapur durbar square is a popular day-trip destination for tourists visiting Kathmandu. Lately, with more air-pollution in Kathmandu, more and more tourists are staying in Bhaktapur durbar square for a few days, before arrangements for trekking are finished.
The term "Bhaktapur" in Sanskrit Language(i.e. the source of Nepali language and Hindu language) refers to "The Town Devotees". This Bhaktapur City is also known as "Khwopa" or "Bhadgaon" or "Ancient Newari Town" through out the Kathmandu valley. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century.
Changu Narayan Temple:
Chagunarayan Temple is the oldest temple of Vishnu built in early 5th century AD situated at the end of long ridge which runs well into the valley. Chagunarayan temple is to the northeast 20 km from Katmandu through the countryside. Chagunarayan temple commands most magnificent views of Katmandu valley and Himalayas ranges on the back ground. Chagunarayan is also a most important historical, religious place where one can see largest number of finest stone sculptures dating back to 5th-9th century AD. This is also known as living monumental garden.
Nagarkot is 32 km to the north-east of Katmandu and hour drive through the windy road situated at 2175 meter from the sea level, Nagarkot is magnificent place to view the panorama of major peaks of eastern Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest on clear days. Nagarkot is also very spectacular to watch the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan ranges. After sunset view from Nagarkot drive back to Kathmandu