Three Durbar Square Tour, Kathmandu is well known for the three Durbar Squares(Royal Squares) of the ancient kingdoms of the Kathmandu valley. Before the unification of Nepal, Kathmandu valley consisted of three independent kingdoms, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. These Durbar Squares are the most prominent remnants of the three ancient kingdoms in the Kathmandu valley.
All these royal Squares are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In this private Three Durbar Square tour, we will explore the three Durbar Squares, learn about their past glorious history, culture, and tradition, and appreciate the beautiful art and architecture crafted by Newar artists from several centuries ago.
- Visit the 3 Durbar Squares of the ancient kingdoms of Kathmandu valley.
- Learn about their history, culture, and tradition.
- Experience the local way of life living in these towns.
- Marvel at the ancient art and architecture.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square, also popularly known as Basantapur Durbar Square. It is one of the main attractions in Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar square consists of a huge Royal Square imposing several temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and goddesses, including Kumari Ghar, the house of the living goddess of Nepal. Kumari is a young girl selected to be the living goddess until she reaches puberty. Kasthamandap is believed to be built from a single tree, and other attractions are Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju temple, Jagannath temple, Nasal Chowk, Mulchowk, Kal Bhairav, Swet Bhairav, etc.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is also known as a museum of ancient art and architecture. Bhaktapur is famous for several sculptures, woodcarving, colossal pagoda-style temples, fifty-five window palace, and the golden gate, at the main entrance to the Palace. Lions gate, where you find two wonderful stone statues of Hindu deities standing side by side. Legend has that the hands of the artisan who made this statue were immediately cut off after he gave the finishing touch to these statues. Other attractions are the Pashupati temple, Bhairav temple, Nyatapola temple, etc.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts, is famous for its artistic heritage. Patan Durbar Square consists of three courtyards, Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk, and Keshav Narayan Chowk. The major attractions in Patan Durbar Square are the Patan Museum which includes bronze statues and religious objects, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, a three-story golden pagoda of Lokeshwar (Lord Buddha), Mahaboudha Temple, a Shikhar Style temple dedicated to the Lord Buddha, Golden Temple the oldest and richest temple of Lord Buddha and the Krishna temple.
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore this incredibly diverse and historic city and marvel at the ancient Newari architecture of the temples. Next, drive about 13 km east to the ancient city of Bhaktapur, wander through massive royal courtyards and admire some fine displays of craftsmanship. Then finally, visit Patan, also known as the City of Arts, and experience its unique Durbar Square. Visit the museum famous for its traditional sacred Nepalese art and architecture.
• All transfers by private vehicle.
• English speaking local tour guide.
• Sightseeing and monument entry fee as per itinerary.
• Any meal or beverages.
• Tips and gratuity.
• Camera/Video camera fee.
Trip Price From US$ 55