Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour

Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour
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Grade

Easy

Max Size

1-15

Transportation

Car/Bus/Jeep/plane

Accomodation

Hotel

Major Activity

city tour

Duration:

1 Day

Trip Overview

Bhaktapur City Sightseeing tour takes you to the eastern Kathmandu, smallest district of Nepal which is famous for elegant art, culture, and festivals.  Bhakapur City is also known as ‘Bhadgaun’ and locally known as Khwopa.

The Bhaktapur City is historically and culturally rich city was found by King Ananda Dev Malla in 889 AD. The temples, palaces, ponds and the historical buildings are the major attraction of Bhaktapur.

Bhakatpur sightseeing tour covers almost all the attractions of Bhaktapur city. During your visit, you will explore the typical Newari Culture, beautiful temples, wood carved palaces, and amazing architecture of 15th century. Some popular places for sightseeing inside Bhakatpur City area are as follows:

Places to See in Bhaktapur 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: ( tour start from 8:30am and end 5pm)

The main square of the Bhaktpur city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the lion gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the picture gallery, the golden gate, the palace of 55 windows, the batsala temple and the bell of barking dogs, etc. The statue of the King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace of the many statues available in Nepal this is considered to be the most magnificent.

The National Art Gallery:

The National Art Gallery Contains ancient and medieval paintings belonging to Hindu and Buddhist schools depicting Tantrism of various periods and descriptions. It is one of the best sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur.

The Golden Gate:

The Golden Gate is the entrance to the main countyard of the palace of 55 windows. Built King Ranjit Malla, the gate is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world. This gate is embellished with deities and monsters of marvellous intricacy.

The Palace of 55 Windows:

The Palace of 55 Windows was built in the 17th century by King Bhupatindra Malla. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony of 55 windows. This balcony is a masterpiece of wood carving.The Stone Temple of Batsala Devi which is also located in the Durbar Square is full of intricate carvings. This temple also sets a beautiful example of Shikhara style of architecture in nepal. There is a bronze be on the terrace of the temple which is also known as the “bell of barking dogs”. This colossal bell, placed in 1737 A.D. was used to sound curfew during that time.

Nyatapola Temple:

This five storey Pagoda was built in 1702 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla. It stands in a five-terraced platform. On each of the terraces squat a pair of figures; two famous wrestlers, two Elephants, two Lions, two Griffins and “Baghini” and “Singhini” – the Tiger and the Lion Goddesses. This is one of the tallest Pagodas and is famous for its massive structure and subtle workmanship.

Bhairavnath Temple:

This temple was first built as a one storey pagoda but later changed into a three storey temple in 1718 A.D. by king bhupatindra malla. The temple is noted for its artistic grandeur. It is dedicated to lord bhairav- the god of terror.

Dattatraya Temple:

Built in 1427 A.D. this temple is said to have been built from trunk of a single tree. Near this temple is a monastery with exquisitely carved peacock windows

Cost Includes

  • Private Luxury Transportation 
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Salary and food for Tour Guide

Cost Excludes

  • All City sightseeing and entrance fees(See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal Expense

Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the top attractions to visit in Bhaktapur?

Some of the top attractions in Bhaktapur include Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Changu Narayan Temple, and the Pottery Square.

How long does a typical Bhaktapur City Sightseeing tour last?

A typical Bhaktapur City Sightseeing tour can last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, depending on the itinerary and the attractions covered.

How much does a Bhaktapur City Sightseeing tour cost?

The cost of a Bhaktapur City Sightseeing tour can vary depending on the duration, the number of attractions covered, and the type of tour. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from $30 to $100 per person for a half-day or full-day tour.

What should I wear on a Bhaktapur City Sightseeing tour?

Bhaktapur is a conservative city, and visitors are expected to dress modestly when visiting temples and religious sites. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the streets can be uneven and narrow. Additionally, it's recommended to wear sunscreen and a hat during the summer months.

What language is spoken in Bhaktapur?

Nepali is the official language of Bhaktapur, but English is widely spoken and understood, especially in tourist areas.

Do I need to bring cash for a Bhaktapur City Sightseeing tour?

It's always a good idea to bring some cash, especially for buying souvenirs or for tipping your guide and driver. However, most shops and restaurants in Bhaktapur accept credit cards.

Is it safe to travel to Bhaktapur?

Bhaktapur is a generally safe city for tourists, but like any big city, it's important to take precautions such as avoiding dark and quiet alleys at night and keeping an eye on your belongings in crowded areas. Additionally, it's recommended to check the latest travel advisories before your trip.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Bhaktapur City Sightseeing

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit Bhaktapur is from September to November or from February to April. The weather during these months is mild and pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing.

Transportation:

The most common mode of transportation for a sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur is a private car or a taxi. However, you can also hire a bike or a bicycle for a more adventurous experience.

Tour Guides:

It's recommended to hire a professional tour guide for your Bhaktapur City Sightseeing tour. They can provide you with valuable information about the history and culture of the city and can also help you navigate through the crowded streets.

Food:

Bhaktapur has a diverse range of cuisines, and it's a great place to sample traditional Newari dishes such as bara, chatamari, and yomari. There are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available.

Dress Code:

As mentioned earlier, it's important to dress modestly when visiting temples and religious sites in Bhaktapur. It's also recommended to remove your shoes before entering a temple or a monastery.

Currency:

The currency used in Bhaktapur is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). You can exchange your currency at the airport or at a local bank or exchange center.

Other Activities:

In addition to sightseeing, there are plenty of other activities you can do in Bhaktapur such as hiking, mountain biking, and cultural tours. You can also explore the nearby towns of Patan and Kathmandu, which are known for their beautiful architecture and rich history.

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