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Patan Historical and Architectural City Tour

The second biggest city in the valley is also known as Lalitpur or the “City of fine arts”.  It was founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Patan is full of monuments, temples and wonderful wood and metal carvings. It was enlisted in UNESCO world heritage monuments site in 1979. Patan city is inhabited by Newari people and offers newari culture, traditions and lifestyles.

Patan is located on the south central of Kathmandu Valley. Patan, meaning “a pasture land” in Sanskrit is also know by the name of Yala (named after 1st Kirati King Yalambar) and Lalitpur (City of Fine Arts).

Newar Community of People is the main inhabitant of Patan City. Though temples of Hindu god and goddesses can be seen with in the periphery of Patan Durbar Square, in all Patan can be said as a Buddhist City. Small Chaityas and Stupas can be observed in each and every corner of Patan City. Furthermore, the Stupas on the four corner of Patan city which is said to be built by the Emperor Ashoka from India during 3 century BC also proves that Patan is a Buddhist City.

Upon arrival at Patan Durbar Square, visit Krishna Mandir (Temple of Lord Krishna) built in 1637 AD by late King Siddhi Narsingh Malla. This temple is made of pure stone. It is a marvelous structure constructed completely out of stone, with 21 pinnacles. Story of Ramayana and Mahavarat can be seen on carving on the first and second floor of the temple. Patan Museum is inside the Patan Durbar square and is considered as the best museums in Asia. It opens daily from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.

Bhimsen Temple on the North west of Durbar Square is built dedicating to Goddess Bhimsen (God of trade and Business). Every during the month of (July - August) sacrifice is done infront of this temple to praise Goddess Bhimsen. Likewise; visit Golden Temple, a Gold gilded temple with statue of Shakya Muni Buddha at the main sanctum of the temple. Mahabuddha temple with thousand and eight statues of Buddha and Rudra Barna Mahavihar that contains a fine and amazing collections of images and statues.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private vehicle
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off services outside Ring-road area also available on extra charge.

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