Bhaktapur Day tour by car is the best choice to save costs for a trip to Nepal. In fact, this trip is suitable before or after the trek.
Bhaktapur is an ancient city that lies in the Eastern part of the Kathmandu valley. It is a significant site within the Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur showcases Nepal’s culture, art, and architecture at its finest. Moreover, there are many historical monuments that represent the medieval age culture and tradition of Nepal. Bhaktapur is home to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites’ ancient royal square.
Malla King Yaksha Malla built the Palace of Fifty-five Windows in 1427 AD. King Bhupatindra Malla remodeled it in the 17th century. The palace is an architectural marvel with its amazing sculptural design and a balcony of fifty-five windows that is a testament to state-of-the-art woodcarving of ancient Nepal.
Nyatapola means five stories that are symbolic of the five basic elements. In fact, it is the highest pagoda in Nepal. It boasts amazing architectural excellence and artistic beauty.
The Bhairab Nath Temple is another architectural marvel that you can’t afford to miss in Bhaktapur.
The Golden Gate is considered to be the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind in Nepal. King Ranjit Malla built the Golden Gate and it is the entrance to the main courtyard of the palace of fifty-five windows. As a matter of fact, a well-known English art critic and historian Percy Brown describes the Golden Gate as a jewel. His words describe it as “the most lovely piece of art in the whole Kingdom; it is placed like a jewel, flashing innumerable facets in the handsome setting of its surroundings.”
Starts City: Kathmandu
Duration: 4 hours
Covered Places: 55 windows palace, Nyatapola Temple, Golden Gate, Pottery house, etc.
Best time to go: Sept to June