- Visit the Patan Durbar Square, Buddhist viharas and temples
- Observe excellent craftsmanship of Newari people
- Participate in Rato Machindranath and other local festivals
Patan carries a rich historical and cultural heritage. Designed around Buddhist Dharma Chakra, the city has an astounding 1200 Buddhist monuments.
Patan is one of the three ancient cities in Kathmandu Valley, known for its rich art and architecture visible in medieval palaces, temples, and courtyards. Also called 'Lalitpur', or city of fine arts, it is one of the seven monuments inscribed in world heritage list.
Patan carries a rich historical and cultural heritage. Designed around Buddhist Dharma Chakra, the city has an astounding 1200 Buddhist monuments. It was once an independent kingdom ruled by Malla kings until it was annexed into the modern day in Nepal eighteenth century. The original inhabitant of Patan is Newar ethnic groups. Newars are known internationally for their exceptional skills in woodwork, stone sculpture, and handicrafts. You are bound to find a whole range of artistic handicrafts on display.
The core area of Patan is focused in and around Patan Durbar Square. The square consists of paved alleyways, narrow gulley, courtyards, Krishna Temple, Maha Buddha Temple, Hiranyabarna Mahavihara, Khumbheswar Temple, Bangalmukhi Temple and so forth. The city is famous for its Rato Maccindranath festival and Bungah Dyah Jatra. The ancient town of Kirtipur and the botanical garden of Godawari are also an extension of Patan.
Patan today has evolved into a modern city with NGOs, restaurants, hotels, apartments and shopping centers.
Distance 5 KM south of Kathmandu
Activities Cultural Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites, Photography
The trip starts at 7 AM
Duration 3- 5 hours depends on the client's desire
Season Round the year
Transportation By PRIVATE CAR /PRIVATE VAN
Pick up Point The hotel you stay
Group Size 1 - 15 pax +
Type of the tour Private