There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the first rays of suns emerging from the midst of Himalayas to start your day. So, we bring you this exciting Best Nagarkot Sunrise and two of the Durbar Square tour for a day in Kathmandu valley. You will not only emerge in beautiful colors of red, orange, and white but also get to explore Nepali tradition, culture, architecture, and religion from this day trip to Nagarkot and Royal Squares. Be amazed by a panoramic view of mountains that explode with beauty before heading out to explore the rich history and culture of Kathmandu valley. You will head out to two of the Durbar Squares, namely Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Enjoy your day from dusk till dawn and emerge yourself in the beauty that this Best Nagarkot Sunrise and Durbar Square Tour have to offer.
Transport by private vehicle
Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Entry/Admission - Siddha Pokhari
Entry/Admission - Dattatreya Temple
Professional tour guide
Entry/Admission - Nagarkot View Tower
Entry/Admission - Patan Durbar Square
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Inside Ring Road)
Entry/Admission - Krishna Temple
Entry/Admission - Durbar (Central) Square
Entry/Admission - 55 Window Palace
Entry/Admission - Patan Museum
Entry/Admission - Nyatapola Temple
Entry/Admission - Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
Breakfast - continental breakfast
What to Expect
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This day trip starts from your hotel. You will be picked up early before dawn and driven towards Nagarkot. It is a beautiful hill station famous for sunrise and sunset views. You will be witnessing a stunning break of day from the pinnacle of a well-known perspective in the entire location of Kathmandu. You will be pushed through neighborhood lands stuffed with farms and woodland until you reach the Nagarkot viewpoint. Be amazed through the panoramic view of the location as the solar rises from under the snowy Himalayas. The shade trade from reddish-orange to snowy white will please your soul. You will see the mountain stages like Annapurna, Mt. Everest, Dhaulagiri and many more. After the moment there, you will then move down towards the next destination for the day.
Your next destination will be via a vehicle to Bhaktapur City, also called "the City of Devotees." It is an extraordinary city that still has many old-style houses and buildings intact. You will find many exciting and artistic structures from the entry point to the exit point. This ancient town is inhabited with the aid of indigenous Newari human beings in a large group. You can visit this area to ride Nepali culture, tradition, and religion in the right way. The most crucial enchantment of the regions is many artistic pillars with statues of ancient kings, ornamental gates at entrances, 55-window palace and Nyatapola temple located in the central Royal Square of Bhaktapur. Also, be sure to strive out neighborhood cuisine and curd in the location before leaving the place.
Nyatapola Temple is a pagoda-style five leveled roofed temple. This superbly sculptured building is viewed as one of the tallest pagodas in the and is a lovely example of the high artistry that went into buildings of this type. This five-story temple with a five-tier roof that stands only over thirty meters excessive can be reached through strolling up a flight of steps that leads to the pinnacle of the platform. As you stroll up these terraces, you will observe that there are statues on either facet of you, on each step.
Standing proudly on the premises of Dattatreya Square in Bhaktapur, the temple of Dattatreya is believed to be constructed with the aid of a single stem of a single tree. The unknown characteristic of the temple is that it does not residence the statue of Dattatreya the way human beings prescribes. Instead of finding the figure of one physique with three heads, we can see three idols of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva on left, middle, and right respectively. A huge tree stands behind those idols.
The Palace of Fifty-Five two Windows is one of the most stunning architectural points of the durbar square. This palace is named the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows due to the fact it has fifty-five carved wooden windows on its facade. This palace is built around several inner courtyards that are linked together. It is stated that there have been 99 courtyards at the beginning, but only nine of them are current today. Another terrific characteristic of this palace is the primary entrance gate, referred to as "The Golden Gate This gate is adorned via gold plated embossed steelwork. It leads to the first courtyard of the palace.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Siddha Pokhari, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal
Siddha Pokhari is a beautiful human-made pond located near the first city gate in Bhaktapur. It is 171 meters long and 3 meters deep pond and a favorite hangout place for many people. Then after Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you will move on to another famous square in Kathmandu valley.
Patan Durbar Square is located in the town of Lalitpur. It is crammed with Newari Architecture and neighborhood Newar community. It is the courtyard of the old Malla palace. As you approach from the south, you will see the rectangular on the proper and collection of temples on the left. The oblong is layered with purple bricks on the floor. You will take a look at development works being carried out in some places with fences build around. The Patan Durbar Square is divided into three courtyards, and you will be visiting them one after another. The first palace building is the Sundari Chowk, the first courtyard. It is crammed with stone architecture, and you will see many statues of deities like Hanuman, Ganesh, and Nara Singha (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) then come to the Mul Chowk, the intermediate phase of the royal palace. It is one of the guarded places as theft of many sculptures and statues that took place in the region of Patan Durbar Square. Finally, the 0.33 and closing courtyard houses the museum of Durbar Square. It is the Keshav Narayan Chowk. You will see many matters associated with ancient civilization. Also, a good deal of artistic approach descriptiveness can be observed there.
Heading on to the most important field, you will be amazed by the beautiful stone artistry of Krishna Temple in the region. The temple is created through stones only. You will see 21 shrines in the temple and carvings associated with Ramayana and Mahabharat. In the same lane of Krishna Temple, there is a large bell nearer to the side of the Durbar Square. There is also some other splendor known as Shankar Narayan Temple with statues of kneeling elephants. You will find giant sculptures of animals like lions on each aspect of entrance gates in most of the places. If you are hungry or thirsty, take hold of a chunk to eat in the eateries around the area with many locations to save around. Other particularly indispensable constructions in the Durbar Square are Mahaboudha, Rudra Varna Mahavihar and Machhendranath Temple in the south.
Moving forward, you will enter Keshav Narayan Chowk. It is made into the Patan Museum. You will get to study many statistics about our lifestyle and history and in particular about historical civilization. It is a lovely peaceful vicinity to unwind and elements more than a few Buddhist, Tantric, and Hindu artifacts. You can see many indoors architectures and exhibits with a cozy environment private the museum.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), Kwalakhu Rd North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44600 Nepal
You will also go to the golden temple in the north. Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, which is acknowledged as the golden temple, is a 12th-century temple. You will see silver and gold protected decorations and bronze statues in the temple. It is a pagoda-style temple with a golden image of Lord Buddha and a massive prayer wheel in the upper layer of the temple.
The Krishna temple is constructed in the Shikhara style. This temple is created with stones in its entirety. Beneath its 21 golden pinnacles are three floors. The first ground enshrines Krishna, the 2nd Shiva, and the third Lokeshwor. Scenes from the Ramayana narrated in the Newari script beautify the interior of the temple.