Day Tours Nepal Historical and Cultural City Tour is specially designed for those travelers who want to explore the unique culture, architecture, and tradition of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath stupa. Kathmandu city world heritage sites tour cover almost 3 ancient kingdoms but to understand and know the briefly about the heritage parts it's better to a breakdown in 2 days. We are arranging this sightseeing tour in one day because some travelers may not have enough time to explore 3 ancient kingdoms.
BHAKTAPUR CITY: Bhaktapur the third major town in the Valley, here at the Bhaktapur Durbar Square – is much spacious than Kathmandu and less crowded than Patan, this is a city of the pedestrian. Vatsala Durga Temple- besides the King’s statue and directly front of the palace is the stone Vatsala Durga Temple. Pashupatinath Temple – the temple dedicated to Shiva and is the replica of main Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Royal Palace – 55 windows palace when built had 99 courtyards but due to the devastating earthquake in 1934, out of which only seven remains. Golden Gate -the magnificent golden gate is the entrance to 55 windows palace. Nayatapola Temple – the highest temple in Kathmandu valley. Dattatraya Temple – the oldest structure in Bhaktapur. Pujari Math – house for the priests from the same sect, which is similar, to Buddhist Monastery.
A historical and cultural city tour is a group and private day tour, the private trip price is fixed but if you are in your own group, get another deal with Day Tours Nepal.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is a concentrated mass of temples and Monuments like Kasthamandap- a building from which Kathmandu has derived its name, Ashok bin yak – a small pagoda temple dedicated to elephant-headed god Ganesha, Maju Deval – A temple with five tire plinth popular for baking and for fixing informal appointments with friends, Shiva Parvati Temple – Temple with an image of Shiva with his Consort Parvati on a open window watching world go by below them, Kumari Bahal – house of leaving goddess, Krishna Temple – Octagonal stone temple eight corner signifying the eight incarnation of God Vishnu, Sweta Bhairab – Hidden horrible image of Sweta Bhairab dates 1794 and the face is revealed once a year during Indra Jatra festival, which usually falls in the month of September Jagannath Temple – Temple with erotic carving on its roof struts, Kala Bhairab – A huge stone image with six arms tramples the corps is the fearsome manifestation of Shiva, which represent human ignorance. Taleju Temple – A huge magnificent pagoda temple dedicated to goddess Taleju, the goddess from south India but later she became the tutorial goddess of Royal family. Hanuman Dhoka – Ancient Royal seat guarded by Hanuman – monkey headed God, in this Palace no longer Royal family lives; it has been retained for the ceremonial purpose.
Swoyambhunath Stupa – 2000 years old stupa is a symbolic representation of Buddhahood. Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop of Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple.
Patan Durbar Square – the city of beauty is also known as Lalitpur, here also the best point to start our sightseeing is Patan Durbar Square with Royal Palace, the place that still displays the stunning Newari architects. Bhimsen Temple – Temple dedicated to Bhimsen the god of trade & business. Vishwanath Temple – The temple dedicated to Shiva. Krishna Mandir- The temple dedicated to Krishna eighth incarnation of Vishnu. Krishna Temple- The eight cornerstone temple is also the masterpiece that is to be found in Nepal also known as Chyasin Deval means eight corners. Golden Temple – This unique monastery is a few minutes’ walks from the Durbar Square. Mahaboudha Temple – the temple of 1000 Buddha is another fascinating Shikhara type temple. Rudra Varna Mahabihar – One of the best-known monasteries near the Mahaboudha is well known in Patan.
Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is known as Khāsti in Nepal Bhasa Jyarung Khasyor in Tamang language or as Bauddha by modern speakers of Nepali. The 36m-high Boudhanath Stupa near Kathmandu is the largest stupa in Nepal, and one of the largest in the world. It is a religious center for Nepal’s considerable population of Tibetans. It supposedly dates from the fifth century. With three square tiers surrounding the central circle of the dome, Boudhanath is built in the form of a mandala, a symbol of the universe that is often used in Buddhist meditations.
Highly enjoyable day trips loved exploring the city of Kathmandu. My guide Bhim was fantastic and friendly and very professional. Walking through the squares and seeing all the temples and stupas. Angela did Ancient Heritage Kingdoms and Nagarkot day hiking.