A mere 10 kilometers from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur reveals itself in myriad forms to the hungry eye, that you got to persevere to explore the uncharted pathways and take in the little wonders that this ancient habitat has to offer, besides the touristy glam. Bhaktapur, literally translated, means ‘City of Devotees’. A prominent seat of the Mallas since the medieval times, it is swathed in history. Bhaktapur is also admired for the temples and palaces that bear testimony to the exceptional carving skills of its Newar craftspeople. The Durbar Square resembles an open museum and is a melting point of multiple languages and cultures crowded with tourists from different nations besides the usual locals.
Bhaktapur city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines flaunting rich history and vibrant culture in every nook and cranny, making it a living heritage. It has not one but three major squares full of towering temples that comprise some of the finest religious architecture in the entire country. The city carries great significance for its intriguing historic-cultural heritage, elegant art, century old temples, unique architecture, fascinating history, colorful festivals and warm people.