Embark on one day excursion over the remnant of medieval architectural symphonic sites of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. These two medieval cities still retain their classical auras of art, culture, lifestyle, and enigmatic architecture. This tour infuses to human creativity that emerged from the interplay of Hinduism and Buddhism into the terrain of unique Newari culture.
Join at Himalayan Glacier’s profoundly studied team to have in-depth of understandings and thereby to go beyond the historiography of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Our one day itinerary encompasses the darbar squares and their detail of architectural textures, temples, and monasteries found in the classical cities.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan (Lalitpur), city of wooden crafts and handicrafts lies 5 km southeast of Kathmandu holds the sanctuary of Patan Durbar Square, the UNESCO’s world heritage site. The palace has earned distinction in being the home of finest crafts. Ancient shrines, museum, Krishna temple, Suvarnadwar, Devasthal and various small and big temples scattered in and around the square are some of the attractions. The area has been made attractive with the presence of different artistic masterpieces and ancients temples. The square offers countless opportunities for visitors willing to study and research artistic and architectural masterpieces, history and culture of Lalitpur. Further, most of the monuments in the Durbar Square were built by Malla Kings from 16th to 18th century.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur also known as City of Devotees, located 14 km east of Kathmandu is the treasure home of medieval arts and architectures. The city retains the charming paved roads, red brick houses and a way of life that goes back to medieval times. The extraordinary Durbar Square built in the medieval period with its celebrated Golden Gate and extraordinary Palace of Fifty-Five windows reflects the glorious days of the Malla Dynasty when art and architecture thrived in the valley. This ancient city is also famous for pottery and woodcarving amply displayed on the squares and windows respectively. Indeed the Durbar Square is a World Heritage Site houses the country’s striking landmark Nyata-Pola Temple including numerous other architectural monuments.