Bhaktapur or Bhadgaun Tour is a specially designed day tour package for traveler who wishes to visit the ancient kingdom of Nepal. It includes two popular UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites of the Bhaktapur district i.e. Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple.
Both are very popular site for research-oriented travelers, it depicts the story of the ancient era of Nepal (which is also known as the golden era in Nepali history) and its people, and moreover, it shows developmental skill and craftsmanship as well.
Bhaktapur Day Tour will take you to observe Bhaktapur a medieval city that symbolizes unity and integrity among the different Newari communities, is one of the best well-preserved, and well-maintained kingdoms in Nepal with the typical ancient flavor.
Bhaktapur is also known as Khwopo and Bhadgaun in the local Newari tongue is the earliest settlement area of the Newari community.
Bhaktapur was the first Newari kingdom of Kathmandu valley among the three kingdoms (the other two being the Kathmandu Kingdom and Patan or the Lalitpur Kingdom) and was the capital city of Nepal from 12th to 15th century AD; and was the largest and richest kingdom as well, before the separation of Kathmandu and Patan kingdom.
Bhaktapur is famously known as the ‘city of devotees’, lies at an altitude of 1401m above sea level, where hundreds of temples, Bahis, Vihars, Lonha Hiti, Ponds, Pati, Matth Gumbas, Sattal, Monastery do exist till to date, handed down from generations to generations so well preserved.
Filled with colors of antiqueness, Bhaktapur Sightseeing will take you to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square a place to visit four very famous squares within 1. Durbar Square2. Pottery Square3. Taumadhi/ Natapola Square and 4. Dattatraya Square, the Royal Palaces, Golden Gate, 55 Window Palace, Pujari Matth, 5 Storey Temple, Taleju Temple, Pashupatinath Temple with erotic carvings, Char Dham Temples, Tilmadhav Narayan Temple, Royal Bath, etc.
Old buildings joining together and small alleys to pass by will take you to the world of fantasy, from Bhaktapur Durbar Square to Pottery Square to Natapola Square to Duttatraya Square visiting all the four squares of the Bhaktapur city will broaden your view about Nepal and its people.
All mixed together makes Bhaktapur the Island of Integrity, with different religious practices and people living together. Visiting Bhaktapur will take you to historical palaces, temples, museums, and many more.
Apart from all these, in Hanuman Ghat one can see open cremation, the city is self-sufficient with all its needs, so the rulers and people during the ancient times had the concept of building all the necessary structures needed for the kingdom and its people.
Your Bhaktapur tour guide will make sure your visit to the ancient city or kingdom of Nepal is priceless in terms of its research-oriented views of the surrounding areas and information related to it. So, what To Do In Bhaktapur won’t worry you; let it pass to us.
Furthermore, heading towards the east to a hillock some 15-minute drive will take you to another very popular World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur district popularly known as Changu Narayan village named after the famous temple of Lord Vishnu (Changunarayan) of 3rd century AD.
This is a popular site in terms of religion in Nepal, as it is the center of attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist followers; for Hindus it is dedicated to Lord Narayan; whereas Buddhist worship is as Hari Hari Vahan Lokeshwor.
Changunarayan is filled with the art, culture, architecture, and history of Nepal. Numerous numbers of stone inscriptions, stone and bronze idols of gods and goddesses dating back from 4-5th century AD are well preserved around the compound of the temple where the devotee has direct contact with such antique images.
Religious ceremonies and festivals are observed in and around the temple premises all day, as temples are open every day for ritual ceremonies. The location of the temple lies at the altitude of 1541meter above sea level, the enchanting view of the Kathmandu valley and the massif Himalayas around makes the place a must to visit the spot of Bhaktapur district.
Required Fees for Bhaktapur City Tour
1. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
2. Changunarayan Temple