Discover Kathmandu Valley’s two other former kingdoms Patan and Bhaktapur and feel like Indiana Jones as you explore these ancient satellite cities often overlooked by travelers! As you enter the ancient city of Patan, you’ll be taken aback by the vivid contrast to Kathmandu. Surrounding the city’s main square are noble royal and religious structures, which highlight the Hindu pantheon, mainly of Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Patan’s excellent museum that features some superb artifacts from both Buddhist and Hindu traditions, leaving you well informed of the glories of the past and the span of civilizations that have flourished and competed here in the Himalayas.
Leaving Patan behind, head for the medieval city of Bhaktapur and upon entering this ‘City of Devotees’, you’ll quickly realize that you have traveled back in time to medieval street-scenes, with a uniquely magical ambiance. Bhaktapur is also a place where your eyes naturally want to shift skyward towards the pagoda rooftops and also to peer down bustling ancient alleyways. The definitive building in Bhaktapur is the 30m high Nyatapola Temple, with its five pagoda roof lines towering above the market square, a centre point and iconic landmark amidst thousands of palaces, temples, and shrines.
In Bhaktapur, there’s an ever present incessant clanging and tinkling of big and little bells. Senses enriched and fascinated, finally head back to Kathmandu, which will take about an hour. Between the buzzing markets, the artistry of the age-old temples and palaces, and the medieval feel of both cities, you’ll be sure to leave Nepal with a much deeper understanding of this incredible place.
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Urban Adventures are a handpicked network of 150+ global destinations, locally owned and operated by professional and passionate urban explorers. Collectively they create and run 1000's of fun and unique day tour itineraries that support local communities and help travelers uncover the local side of a city. Urban Adventures has a team of passionate guides who are the heart and soul of the tours and guarantee a great time.
6-7 hoursStart time
Make you way to the Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu
Tour ends at Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu
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