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Bhaktapur Sightseeing Day Tour

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Bhaktapur Sightseeing Day Tour

Duration :   1 Day
The Price :   $65.00
Max People :    35
Start Location:   Kathmandu

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Bhaktapur Sightseeing Day Tour begins at 10:00 AM in the morning from your hotel. Moreover, it will take you to a brief tour in the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Additionally, it is also the smallest district and the biggest Durbar Square of Nepal. Furthermore, the tour also takes you to explore the historical Newar civilization, its culture and lifestyle.

 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

During the tour you will get an insight into Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Besides, it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes other four smaller Durbar Squares within. Dattatreya Square is the oldest square among the four and is situated a little separated from the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Moreover, this square is named after the Dattatraya Temple. Here Dattatraya, a unity of the trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh) is worshiped.

 

Another square known as Pottery Square is famous for its name as the place is occupied by the potters mostly. The view of the live pottery is a sight to the sore eyes. You might as well try it here yourself as well.

 

Nyatapola Temple

Bhaktapur is mostly famous for its Nyatapola Temple. It is the tallest five storied temple all over Nepal and lies within the Durbar Square itself. Moreover, the Durbar Square is a generic name for the Malla palace square. It can be found in Kathmandu and Patan as well. The one in Bhaktapur was considered the biggest and the grandest among the three during its time. But now many of the buildings that once occupied the square have been lost to the frequent earthquakes. Besides, only a few of the damaged buildings were restored. During its height, Bhaktapur Durbar Square contained 99 courtyards but today hardly 15 of these courtyards remain.

 

Juju Dhau

City of Bhaktapur is also known for its Juju Dhau, the King Curd. It tastes as good as to justify the same. Make sure to try some during your trip.

 

55 Window Palace

The 55 Jhyale Durbar, also known as the 55 Window Palace is another main highlighting attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The palace is a masterpiece of awesome wood architecture and art made by then King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D.

 

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Highlights of Bhaktapur Day Tour:

 

1. Guided tour inside the former royal palace complex
2. Exploration of historical monuments inside the Durbar Square
3. First hand experience into the history & culture of former Malla Kings
4. Chances to try out live pottery
5. Complimentary hotel pick up & drop service available

Places You’ll See :

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a former royal palace complex located in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

1Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Nyātāpola is a five tiered temple located in the central part of Bhaktapur, Nepal.

2Nyātāpola Temple

The Fifty-five window palace was built by King Jitamitra Malla for his 55 wives, with one window for each of them. The palace dates back to the 18th Century.

355 Window Palace

Travel Itinerary:

10:00 AM: Tour begins from your hotel

The tour begins with a Tour Guide picking you up from your hotel. You will then take an hour drive towards the city of Bhaktapur.

11:00 AM: Bhaktapur Durbar Square

You begin your tour at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a former royal palace complex that housed the Malla Kings of Nepal from 14th to 15th century and the kings of the Kingdom of Bhaktapur from 15th to late 18th century until the kingdom was conquered in 1769.

 

The former palace grounds have been used as government offices, schools and private houses. Like the ones of Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains various temples, palaces and courtyards all of which were built in the traditional Nepalese architecture.

 

Right behind the golden gate, you can find another majestic masterpiece known as 55 Jhyale Durbar. Here you can observe the preeminent illustration of wood carvings of the Malla periods in this building.

 

Nyātāpola, a five tiered temple located in the central part of Bhaktapur, is the tallest monument within the city and is also the tallest temple of Nepal. This temple was commissioned by King Bhupatindra Malla, the construction completed in 1702.

 

Pottery Square as its name means is a square full of pottery works. This square is not as big as Durbar square but is a hub to do the shopping for Nepalese handicrafts.

03:00 PM: Drop back to your hotel

You will be dropped back to your hotel at three in the evening.

F.A.Q

What are the places I will visit during the Bhaktapur day tour?

The places you will visit include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pottery Square, Nyatapola Temple and 55 Window Palace among others. 

 

Note: All of these places are listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

What should I bring along for this day tour?

You must bring along your Passport along with some cash (USD 35 or its equivalent NPR) with you for buying monuments entry tickets and lunch (excluded in your pay).

 

You may also consider tagging along your sunscreen and sunglasses with you.

What should I wear for the tour?

Kathmandu is a moderately hot place during summer but its winter is cold. You may likewise choose any outfit comfortable to you according to your season of visit. 

 

Note: There aren't any restrictions to your clothes whatsoever.

Is pick up and drop off service included?

Yes, we have pickup and drop off service included in your pay. A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and drop you off at the same hotel in the evening.

What's Included

  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Private Vehicle
  • Sightseeing Tour
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Tour Guide

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Gratitude for Guide / Driver
  • Meals
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Personal Expenses

Activities

  • City Tours
  • Day Tour

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