Bhaktapur and Patan day tour is one of the best one day tour in Kathmandu to explore Nepal’s culture, architecture, arts and history. The day tour includes visit of 2 finest durbar squire (ancient royal palaces) of Kathmandu valley and both are equally interesting, unique features and has long history and interesting stories.
The main attraction of this day tour is the visit of Bhaktapur. The Bhaktapur is biggest durbar squire in Kathmandu valley among all the durbar squires. The 15th century Palace of 55 carved windows, the palace entrance, the Golden Gate are masterpieces in art that have added grandeur to Bhaktapur Durbar Squire square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square offers extraordinary monuments that reflects the glory days of the Malla dynasty in Nepal when art and architecture thrived in the three cities of the valley. There are innumerable temples and architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla and Batsala Devi Temple in front of the palace building. The stone temple of Batsala Devi is full of intricate carvings and is a beautiful example of Shikhara-style architecture in Nepal. There is a bronze bell on the terrace of the temple which is also known as the Bell of barking dogs.
Another attraction of tour is Patan Durbar Square which is located in the heart of the city and was once the palace of the kings of Patan. The square is an enchanting blend of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples that display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of the Malla kings.
The Sundari Chowk in Patan with the sunken bath of Tusha Hiti is a showcase of exquisite woodcarvings, stone and metal sculptures of Nepal. The magnificent Krishna Temple with its 21 gilded spires - built in 1637 AD, and the Manga Hiti are few examples of its opulence. The Krishna Temple, built entirely of stone, is said to be the first specimen of Shikhara-style architecture in Nepal.