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
Patan Durbar Square:
The monument zone of Patan Durbar Square is one of the seven monument zone of Kathmandu Valley. The seven monument zones were included in the World Heritage List in 1979 as one integrated site. All these monument zones are declared as the protected monument zones according to the Monuments Preservation Act of 1956.
The old city Patan is also known as Lalitpur, which means city of fine arts lies 5 km to the south of Katmandu. The whole complex of Patan Durbar Square consists of different sections of ancient palace like Sundari Chowk (beautiful court yard) where wonderful windows and door carving are seen and the Tushahity (Royal Bath) a master piece of stone carvings and others are Mul Chowk (main court yard), Keshav Narayan Chowk. In front of the palace in the main square there is a statue of King Narendra Malla sitting on the stone pillar. Next to the pillar there is a famous Krishna Mandir temple with 21 pinnacles built all in stone. This is said to be a Shikhara architect from India. Rest you will see several pagoda style temples like temple of Bhimsen, and the public bath, dragon headed spout and the water runs 24 hours. There are also many other famous Buddhist temple like Hiranya Verna Maha Vihar (the Golden temple) and Maha Bouddha with ten thousands Buddha's images. Most of the people of Patan city are Buddhists. Patan is also very famous in its art work. There are many fine craftsmen in Patan who produce bronze/brass art work in different images/statues of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses, silver jewelleries, wood carvings. Most of the handicrafts you see in the local shops of Katmandu valley are produced in Patan.
Swayambhunath / Monkey Temple is a 2500 years old stupa situated on a hillock about 77 m above the ground level and over looking Katmandu valley. The painted eyes on four sides symbolize the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers. Swayambhunath is a very religious shrine of Buddhists. In Swayambhunath there are two Buddhist monasteries within the complex and a temple of Haratima where both Buddhists and Hindus worship this temple.
Bauddhanath stupa is 6 km to the east of Kathmandu and is said built in 5th century AD. Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the biggest in the world and is ringed by Buddhist lamas and monasteries. Bauddhanath is aholy stupa for Tibetan Buddhists who come here in thousands in winter festival to pay their honor.
Pashupatinath is a temple of Lord Shiva – Pasupatinath with two golden roof and four silver doors situated five kilometer east of Kathmandu at the bank of Bagmati River. Pashupati Nath is being a holy place of pilgrimage attracts tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year in spring. At the bank of Bagmati River one can also observe the cremation taking place.