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The three-day Kathmandu Valley Heritage Luxury Tour includes all three of the Kathmandu valley's towns: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. Visiting the valley will give tourists a chance to learn about the rich cultural legacy and traditions of the ethnic communities that call it home. Travellers flying into Kathmandu's airport get an opportunity to observe the rolling hills encircled by towering mountains.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) is one of the main attractions in Kathmandu Valley. It got enlisted as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Most of the cultural centres of Nepal concentrate around the Kathmandu valley; among those cultural sites, the important one is the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The name Hanuman Dhoka Durbar came from the statue of Hanuman established by King Pratap Malla at the doorway of the royal palace in 1672. The durbar lies in the guts of an ancient city in Kathmandu, surrounded by Hindu and Buddhist temples. Most of them are inbuilt in the pagoda style embellished with intricately carved exteriors also as Most of the buildings we see here go back 15th to 18th centuries. The Durbar Square, with its old temples, and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The multiple amazing things to experience here are Kumari (The Living Goddess) house, Kastha Mandap, Maru Ganesh, Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Old palaces, Saraswoti temple, Krishna Octangular Temple, Big drums, Kaal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, Taleju Temple, and so on.
The Durbar Square area has two sub-areas. The outer complex is renowned for stunning temples like Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Shiv-Parbati Temple, Jagannath Temple, and Big Bella. The inner complex comprises the old palace area, Hanuman Dhoka, and its courtyards as Nasal Choke, Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Basantapur Durbar, and others.
Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal. Boudhanath Stupa is the most famous and old stupa that lies to the east of Kathmandu city. The stupa lies within the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath temple is the most religious temple for Hindus living everywhere. It is the temple of Lord Shiva. Pashupati is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. This temple is the manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). It has become documented far beyond the Kathmandu Valley and attracts thousands of pilgrims. Although the restriction inside the temple for Non-Hindus, we can observe the temple from the outer banks of the Bagmati river.
It is a square, two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth, and it stands 23.6 meters above the bottom. Silver-plated doors and richly ornamented gilt are on all sides. The temple inside is a narrow ambulatory around the sanctum. The sanctum consists of a one-meter-high linga with four faces (Chaturmukha) representing Pashupati and images of Vishnu, Surya, Devi, and Ganesh.
The priests of Pashaputinath are called Bhattas. Therefore, the chief priest is named Mool Bhatt or Raval.
Last but not least, a visit to the Swayambhunath Stupa, popularly known as the Monkey Temple, is a must on any trip to Nepal. Atop a hill, this historic Buddhist temple provides breathtaking vistas of the Kathmandu Valley. A sight to behold is the white stupa in the form of a dome, embellished with vibrant prayer flags and the all-seeing eyes of Buddha. The jovial monkeys that roam the temple grounds are also great subjects for photographs.
As a result of its natural beauty, rich culture, and historical sites, Nepal is a photographer’s dream. The nation has a vast variety of Instagrammable locations that appeal to various interests, from historical sites to natural wonders. Prepare to photograph Nepal’s most beautiful locations by packing your baggage, charging your camera, and getting ready. Your followers will love it!
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
King Bhupatindra Malla built this five-storeyed temple in 1708 A.D. It is documented for its massive structure and artistic design, making it the tallest temple in the Kathmandu valley.
Bhaktapur or Bhadgaun:
Bhaktapur is a famous city inside Kathmandu valley. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains innumerable temples and architectural wonders like a Lion Gate, the Golden Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, and the Dattatraya Temple. UNESCO World Heritage Monument List enlisted Bhaktapur Durbar Square in 1979. King Yaksha Malla built the 55-window palace in 1427, an intricately carved wooden balcony and windows.
Changunarayan Temple is the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley. King Hari Datta built this temple in 323 AD. This ancient temple is devoted to the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu and lies on a hilltop 8 km east of Kathmandu. The pagoda-style temple contains several masterpieces of Nepalese art from as early as the 5th century.
When in Kathmandu Valley, one just cannot miss a visit to Patan. Patan, also known as Lalitpur, is home to multiple historical and cultural landmarks. Because of the well preserved architecture and cultural ethos of a city, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While soaking in the vibe of the 17th Century temples, palaces and courtyards, one cannot deny that this is a photographer’s dream. The prayer flags and vivid colors flying around the city further add to the area’s beauty.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
After you arrive at TIA Kathmandu, one of our representative members will pick you up and transfer you to Hotel. Check-In the hotel and have a short reservation formality at Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02 : Full day sightseeing around the valley.
A delicate breakfast at the hotel gives a push to our journey. Today will be filled with the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. Our tour starts from the UNESCO world heritage site listed Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Changu Narayan temple, and finally Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03 : Full day Kathmandu city guided tour
After having breakfast at Hotel our sightseeing tour begins. Again, we will visit UNESCO-listed world heritage sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 04 : Departure from Kathmandu
After finishing the unique journey, it's time to return. Our representative will take you back to TIA Kathmandu with a warm farewell.
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