Bhaktapur One Day Tours
Bhaktapur is well civilized and smallest city of the Nepal which is culturally rich especially known for Newari culture. Bhaktapur is also known as the “The City Of Devotees”. It is also believe that Bhaktapur city was civilized before USA was discovered. Bhaktapur city is third major city of Kathmandu valley and is one of the must to visit city of Nepal.
Bhaktapur city is listed as a World Heritage for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork by UNESCO. Walking in Bhaktapur street, one can enjoy the old pagoda style temple, monastery, country yards and many others which particularly pleasing moment in life. The oldest place of the city is Tachupal tole which lies to the east. Bhaktapur was the capital of the valley during 14th to 16th centuries.
To enter in Bhaktapur, one need to pay US $ 15 (Foreign tourist) and for SAARC and Chinese tourist, one need to pay Rs. 50. Bhaktapur entry fee collect at over a dozen place of the city, on the larger street, there are ticket booth. Osho World Adventure organize one day Bhaktapur which includes the following must visit place in Bhaktapur.
Bhaktapur durbar square:
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square proper houses the 55-window Palace which was constructed by King Jitamitra Malla and was home to royalty until 1769. It is now a National Gallery. Close by is the Golden Gate which leads into Mulchok Court which is home to the Taleju Temple. This temple, like others in the main towns of the Kathmandu Valley, is dedicated to the goddess Taleju Bhawani and includes shrines to both the Taleju Bhawani and Kumari. Entrance to the temple is restricted to Hindus and the living goddess strictly cannot be photographed.
Erotic elephant temple:
Just before you enter the square, pause for a little bit of Newari humour. On your right, perhaps 70m before the main Durbar Sq entrance gate, is a tiny double-roofed Shiva Parvati temple ( M045E) with some erotic carvings on its temple struts. Among the series of copulating animals are elephants in the missionary position with their trunks entwined in pleasure! It’s a hathi (elephant) Kamasutra.
King Bhupatindra Malla’s Column:
King Bhupatindra Malla was the best known of the Malla kings of Bhaktapur and had a great influence on the art and architecture of the town. Like the similar column in Patan’s Durbar Sq, this one (built in 1699) was based on the original in Kathmandu but remains the most beautiful of the three. The king sits with folded arms, studying the magnificent golden gate to his palace.
Ugrachandi Bhairab Statues:
We can see two large stone lines built by King Bhupatindra while entering the Durbar Square from the west passing by an entry gate. On the northern wall you can find the terrible statues of Bhairab and equally terrible Ugrachandi Durga. The fearsome manifestation of Shiva’s consort Parvati. The statues was built date in 1701. Ugrachandi has 18 arms holding various tantric weapons and symbols. She is in the act of casually killing a demon with a trident whereas the Bhairab has 12 arms.
This five-storeyed pagoda was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1702 A.D. It stands on five terraces, on each of which squat a pair of figures: two famous wrestlers, two elephants, two lions, two griffins, and Baghini and Singhini — the tiger and the lion goddesses. Each pair of figures is considered ten times stronger than the ones immediately below, while the lowest pair, the two strong men Jaya Malla and Phatta Malla, were reputedly ten times stronger than any other men. This is one of the tallest pagoda-style temples in Kathmandu Valley and is famous for its massive structure and subtle workmanship.
Changu Narayan is an ancient Hindu temple located near the village of Changunarayan in the Kathmandu Valley on top of a hill at the eastern end of the valley. It is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the north of Bhakathapur and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Kathmandu. The temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples of the valley, and is believed to have been constructed first in the 4th century. Changu Narayan is the name of Vishnu, and the temple is dedicated to him.
- Private or local transportation as per the group size.
- Dinner with cultural dance program in Kathmandu. This does not includes Lunch and Breakfast or any Beverage items.
- English speaking and well known local Bhaktapur tour Guide. We can also arrange multilingual speaking guide as per requirement.
- Entrance fees and all government taxes.
- All the personal expenses
- Tips for Guide and Driver
- AC Cooling in transportation