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3 night 4 days Kathmandu and Bhaktapur tour

3 night 4 days Kathmandu and Bhaktapur tour

Bhaktapur means "the city of devotees" in the Sanskrit language. It is also known as Bhadgaon and was founded by in 889 AD by King Anand Dev. Today it covers an area of four square miles and is flanked by the Khasa Khusung and Hanumante rivers. The palace complex in the middle of the city portrays the prosperity of the Malla years and the details at which the craftspeople then worked. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows stands in the square and was home to many of the kings of Bhaktapur. These kings even ruled over Kathmandu and Patan from the twelfth century to the fourteenth century. The massive gate to the square was made by King Bhupatindra Malla (1696 to 1722) who took pride in his own engineering and building skills. His skills must have been impressive indeed as the gate, though it looks small now, was among the biggest in the valley and daunted many an enemy. It is sturdy even now and stands firmly in its place. Among the other monuments in Bhaktapur are the Big Bell, the Golden Gate, the five-tiered temple of Nyatapola, the Bhairab Temple, and the Dattatreya Square with its woodcarving and metalwork museums. Surrounded by a beautiful farming area, the traveller to Bhaktapur will easily fall in love with the city. Bhaktapur is perhaps the most popular of the three Newar towns of the Kathmandu Valley. Newar art and architecture here rival the best craftsmanship of the Malla period (from the 12th to the 18th century).

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrived at airport, meeting and transfer to hotel, then and free for remainder of day.
Day 2 After breakfast half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley and remainder of day free for leisure.
Day 3 Half day sightseeing tour to Patan and Bhaktapur cities, and evening culture programs.
Day 4 Departure: transfer to airport for onward journey.