Kathmandu Patan Tour
TOUR OF PATAN / LALITPUR:
From half day to full day tour or more led by expert city and cultural guides which involves short drives and walks.
Patan or Lalitpur city situated south of Kathmandu at a mere distance separated by a bridge over Baghmati River located within the same valley as Kathmandu valley, which was a separate kingdom during Malla regime around 6th -7th A.D till 17th Century before it was merged into whole Nepal.
Patan is also known popularly with its ancient name as Lalitpur, meaning city of arts and beauty with grace, planned on a circular format with Buddhist stupas at each of the four points of the city areas.
The city is three kilometers south-east of Kathmandu across the southern bank of the river Baghmati with its own independent Durbar Square (palace complex), situated right in the middle of the marketplace. The city is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, with fine bronze gateways, guardian deities also and wonderful carvings.
Well noted for its craftsmanship and metal works, it is also known as the city of artists, Patan city believed to have been built during the reign of Vira Deva in 299 A.D. Some of Patan’s more important monuments are as follows:
Durbar Square, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Kumbheshwar, Jagat Narayan, Krishna Temple,
Mahaboudba, Rudra Varna Mahavihar, Machchhendranath and Tibetan Refugee Camp with Patan Industrial where you can witness metal-clay-wood work and other craftsmanship made in this place of cultural and religiously significance.
The areas offer views of mountains with Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal range of peaks towards north direction.
We provide a comfortable coach and car as per the group size with the guide.