Patan And Bhaktapur Durbar Tour

Duration4 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude1400 m
Group SizeAny
StartsKathmandu Hotel
EndsKathmandu Hotel
Travel StyleSightseeing Tour
Best TimeAll Around The Year

The Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar tour is a heritage tour of Nepal's history and beauty combined,  Add this day trip to your Nepal tour. Both the sites—Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square—are UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites. Both the cities are popular for Newari culture, traditions and art, and architecture. Like Kathmandu, both the cities grew and flourished during Malla Dynasty as an independent states. The Durbar Square premises of both the places still depict a picture of ancient Nepal.

Our day tour begins from Kathmandu to Patan city. It is a place where two prominent religions, Hindu and Buddhist, and its culture grew since old age. It is popular for its Newar culture and art and architecture. The city attained its peak in Malla Dynasty.


  • A religious tour along with the historical tour
  • Kathmandu World Heritage sites visit
  • Explore 33 temples within the area of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Learn the traditional way of making potteries in Nepal.

History of Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is located in the center of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. One of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley Patan Durbar Square is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided is the main attraction of the durbar. A center for both Hinduism & Buddhism, Patan Durbar Square is regarded as one of the oldest Buddhist cities. A marvel of Newar architecture filled with numerous temples & idols, the area of the durbar is tiled with red bricks.

Major Attraction of Patan Durbar Square 

The palace is unique and its architecture is the mark of the excellence of Nepalese architecture. Patan Museum, Royal Palace, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple, Complex Durbar Marg, and Krishna Mandir are the major observations of this site. The stone carvings of the temple portraying Mahabharat and Ramayan age astonish you. Patan is also famous for its Newari food which is full of spices and flavors. Patan Durbar Square is also known as Lalitpur Durbar Square in Kathmandu.

History of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur tour is our next site of visit. Bhaktapur city was founded in the 12th century by King Anand Dev Malla located 13 km east of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur was the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom in the Kathmandu Valley till the 15th century AD. Many of Bhaktapur's greatest monuments were built by the then Malla rulers. Home of traditional Nepali culture, customs,s and unique arts of wooden and potteries, here you will enjoy pure Newar-based culture and architecture of around 400 years

Place To Visit Near Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the most visited site in Kathmandu. The palace is named 55-Windows, Golden Gate, Nyatapole temple, Vatsala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Siddhi Lakshmi Temple, Bhairava Nath Temple, and Lion's Gate is the main place to see here. The architecture of the 55-windows palace and Golden Gate will surprise you. It is really beautiful. Bhaktapur is famous for yogurt (Ju-ju in the Newari language) which is popular all over Nepal.

Here ends our Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square tour and we will drop you at the mentioned place. We are sure that you are satisfied with this trip. See you soon!


To reach Patan from Kathmandu it takes approx 20 minutes and 25 minutes to reach Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Trip PlanExpand all

Our day tour starts with a drive to Patan first.  Patan is also known as Lalitpur and the driving distance from Kathmandu to Patan is approx 20 minutes, 8 km. Start our sightseeing tour to the major attractions in Patan Durbar Square. We will visit Krishna mandir, Taleju Bhawani temple, Red Macchindranath temple, Bhimsen temple, Vishwanath temple, and Patan museum.

Secondly, we will drive towards Bhaktapur and visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It takes around 25 minutes to reach Bhaktapur from Patan. We will visit the major attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar Square- the 55 window palace, Nyatapola Temple, Vatsala Temple, the golden temple, Bhairavnath temple, and many more. We will not miss the famous desert of Bhaktapur i.e Ju Ju Dhau (a kind of yogurt).

Return back to the hotel after touring the beautiful Patan & Bhaktapur city mostly inhabited by the Newari community.

Max. Altitude: 1400 m
Cost Details
  • Airport picks up & drops by tourist vehicle.
  • Ground transfer by air-conditioned private tourist luxury car/van/jeep/bus.
  • English Speaking Hostess.
  • One city map.
  • Official expense.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, bottled or boiled water, drinks, etc.).
  • Your hotel cost in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)
  • Personal travel and health insurance.
  • All permits and entrance fees to the sites 
  • Tips for hostess and driver. (Tipping is expected).
Dates & Availability
  • It is a private day trip and is available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Do contact us to organize your trip
  • The option of taking one hour scenic Everest mountain flight tour from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is mostly preferred by the guests who are on a Kathmandu city tour.

Additional Info

The Cost Of The Tour

The cost of the tour depends upon the number of travelers joining the tour together. 

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