Bhaktapur Day Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy

Tour Overview

Bhaktapur town lies in the eastern part of the valley of Kathmandu. we present Bhaktapur day tour to reach this cultural place. It is the third largest town in the valley of Kathmandu. The city is known for its beautiful markets, culture and art. Often known as’ Bhadgaon’ and known locally as Khwopa, Bhaktapur. King Ananda Dev Malla established the historically and culturally rich town in 889 AD. Bhaktapur’s main attraction is temples, palaces, ponds and historic buildings.

Bhaktapur city sightseeing tour covers nearly all of the city’s attractions. You will experience the traditional Newari culture, beautiful temples, wood-carved palaces, and spectacular 15th century architecture during your Bhaktapur Day tour.

Bhaktapur City’s main attractions include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pottery Square, Nyatapola Square, and Dattatreya Square. In addition, monasteries are to be found in different parts of the cities. The most magnificent is the Nyatapola Temple, which is potentially Nepal’s highest temple. The priest man has the most exquisite windows in which the frames are carved with a peacock. Most of Nepal’s art produced in the Middle Ages was based on Hindu and Buddhist phenomenon. You can see the effect of this on the temples. Bhaktapur Durbar Square’s Shiva Temple has the most spectacular erotic Kathmandu valley carvings. Witnessing the eye is the 55 windowed palace. The view of the Temple of Dattatreya is priceless. Go to the pottery square and learn from local experts how to make clay pots. Bhaktapur is an excellent place to purchase handicrafts.

Changunarayan Temple

The day tour to Bhaktapur begins with the Changu Narayan Temple, which has mythology in every stone move. The Temple of Changu Narayan is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. The ten incarnations in which Narayan killed evil-doers are on the struts of the two-tiered Changu Narayan Temple. A stone statue of the sixth century depicts Vishnu’s celestial form, while another statue remembers his dwarf appearance when the evil king Bali was crushed.

It is especially amazing to see Vishnu as Narsingha disemboweling a demon. In the evening sunshine, the western bronze doors shine, dragons decorate the bells, and beautiful devas gaze from the walls. Garuda, half man and half bird, is Vishnu’s steed, and his statue of creation is kneeling in front of the temple.

Most visitors ‘ favorite is Vishnu’s statue sitting astride his steed. Changu Narayan and his temple are located in the Kathmandu Valley on a high hill east of Kathmandu and north of Bhaktapur. The surrounding farmland and brick kilns, while not far from the city, give the area a rural feeling. In Nepali temple architecture, this sight marks a turning point towards a style that is distinctly Nepali.

Things to Know Before You Go to Bhaktapur day tour

Admission is free for nationals of Nepal, but others need a ticket, priced differently for nationals of SAARC, Chinese, and other nationalities.

There are some unusual objects in the Changu Museum, including the smallest coin in the world.

In the 2015 earthquake, the Changu Narayan Temple was severely damaged, but there are still many things to see.

 When to Get There

The temple itself is open around the clock, but only during normal business hours are the ticket booths manned. Early morning and dusk are good times to visit as the devotees come to worship, if possible.

Visit Ichangu Narayan

Confusingly, Ichangu Narayan’s village and temple still exist in the Kathmandu Valley. They are from Changu Narayan on the other side of the Kathmandu River, south of Swayambhunath, and are worth a visit as well. Though dedicated to Vishnu, this temple dates back to the 13th century. For cyclists leaving from central Kathmandu, it’s a particularly nice destination.


After visiting Changu Narayan with every steps then it’s time to walk around to some other places in Bhaktapur.

Places to See in Bhaktapur…

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

The city’s main square includes countless temples and other architectural features such as the lion gate, King Bhupatindra Malla statue, picture gallery, golden gate, 55 window palace, batsala temple, barking dog bell, etc. King Bhupatindra Malla’s statue in the act of worship is set on a column facing the palace, which is considered to be the most majestic of the many statues available in Nepal.


The National Art Gallery:

This includes ancient and medieval paintings from Hindu and Buddhist schools that represent Tantrism of different periods and descriptions.

The Golden Gate:

The Golden Gate is the 55 windows gateway to the palace’s main courtyard. The gate is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the whole world, designed by King Ranjit Malla. This gate is embellished with beautiful intricacy deities and monsters.

The Palace of 55 Windows:

King Bhupatindra Malla designed the Palace of 55 Windows in the 17th century. A balcony of 55 windows is among the brick walls with their majestic setting and sculptural style. This balcony is a wood-carving masterpiece. Batsala Devi’s Stone Temple, also situated on Durbar Square, is full of complex carvings. This temple also sets a lovely example of Nepal’s Shikhara architecture style. On the temple’s terrace there is a bronze that is also known as the “bell of barking dogs.” Placed in 1737 A.D. This enormous bell. During that time, it was used to sound curfew.

Nyatapola Temple:

Built in 1702 A.D., this five-story Pagoda. By Malla’s King Bhupatindra. It sits on a platform of five terraces. Two famous wrestlers, two Elephants, two Tigers, two Griffins, and “Baghini” and “Singhini,” the Tiger and the Lion Goddesses, squat on each of the terraces.

Bhairavnath Temple:

Initially built as a one-story pagoda, this temple was later converted into a three-story temple in 1718 A.D. By Malla’s King Bhupatindra. The temple is noted for the beauty of its architecture.


Detail Itinerary

Visit the ancient and famous temple built in the 4th century by Emperor MANDEVA.  Once you reach the temple, your mind will be intrigued by the temple's beauty and the eye-catching view of the mountains and valleys. After Exploreing near Changu narayan with different type of experience. You will travel 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the ancient temple from the hearing of Bhaktapur District Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Most wooden arts shops and drawings are eligible for thanks.

After finishing the full tour of Changunarayan, the rest of place for remain locations of Bhaktapur can be seen within a few hours. Bhaktapur is reserved by local cultural people and their old monuments included temples, holy ponds, forests and many other things. You can buy some handmade stuff from local markets.

After a long day tour to Bhaktapur, anyone would feel tired. But if you need to enjoy some more time with Bhaktapur, then you can visit some famous ponds or you can have some shopping. Bhaktapur is also famous for handmade stuff and best pickles in the entire valley.

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