"City center of Lalitpur A marvel of Newari Architecture Temple of Thousand Buddhas."
Trip Introduction: Patan City Day Tour.
The Lalitpur city center is where you'll find this city square. One of the three main Durbar squares in the Kathmandu Valley, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This location offers a chance to appreciate the architecture, culture, grandeur, and history of the era. This area is home to several buildings, including temples, palaces, homes, and many others.
Lalitpur comes from a Sanskrit word that means “City of Beauty”. There are other names given to this city like Yala, and Manigal, and various backstories are found behind the names. Similarly, there are stories behind the name Patan.
It is believed that Patan was a rich and prosperous city since pre-historic times. The Kirat dynasty is thought to have founded Patan, followed by the Lichhavi dynasty's expansion and the Malla monarchs' additional expansion and modifications. In addition, the establishment of Patan's royal square palace is attributed to Malla monarchs.
Things to do/ Attractions in Patan Durbar Square.
- Some popular temples and monuments around Patan Durbar Square.
- Taleju Bell.
- Hari Shankar Temple.
- Yoga Narendra’s Statue.
- Jaggannarayan temple.
- Krishna Mandir.
- Vishwanath Temple.
- Bhimsen Temple.
- Golden Temple.
- The three Courtyards around Patan Durbar Square.
- Keshab Narayan Chowk.
- Sundari Chowk.
- Mul Chowk.
- Patan Museum.
A Day in Patan Durbar Square: What to Expect?
The Patan City day tour takes you to the neighboring city of Kathmandu, the closest and most distinct region in the Kathmandu Valley. Patan, often referred to as Lalitpur is a city that is divided from the capital by a bridge that spans the revered Bagmati River.
The Patan Durbar Square Day Tour takes you around impressive sites full of historical and religious wonders, from the Malla Regime. It’s a fascinating full-day tour offered by Holiday Tours Nepal that includes the chance to see artisans at work. Locations brimming with regional goods can be explored as we travel south of Patan to the historic farm towns and villages of Bungmati and Khokana.
Ancient Bungmati and Khokana, founded in the 7th century, are well-known for their handcrafted ethnic clothing as well as for manufacturing pure mustard oil along with other farm products. Due to their distinctive old traditional manner of modest farm life, these old historical towns were named world heritage sites. They still practice their ancient past splendor arts and customs now.
Additionally, a unique excursion to less traveled regions of the Kathmandu valley that is only occasionally visited by Western tour groups can be done. It’s a wonderful way to see rural Nepalese life as it has existed for centuries. After having a lovely day exploring the picturesque areas of the Kathmandu Valley, you may complete this delightful journey by taking the Patan City Day journey before returning to your accommodation.