The city of devotees

Bhaktapur is the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal from 12th to the 15th century. After the demise of King Yakshya Malla, his offspring couldn't hold the integrity of the country and three independent principalities, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan came into existence. Bhaktapur, 14km east of Kathmandu is the best preserved of the three cities of the valley. It's the home of traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture. Bhaktapur is famous for home made yogurt and Bhadgaule Topi (Hat). The palace, temples and monastic complexes of Bhaktapur have marvelous wood, metal and stone works with intricate themes.

Attractions in Bhaktapur, around and from Bhaktapur

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square One of the world heritage sites in the country which reflects the city's rich culture, art and architectural design, it is also the central setting of the city for architectural monuments and arts. Th

  • Duttatraya Temple Built in 1427 AD, the temple is said to have been built from a single tree. The whole complex and a Monastery having exquisitely wood carved including beautiful peacock window near the temple.

  • Golden Gate This is the main entrance to the famous 55-window palace, built by Ranjit Malla in 17th century A.D and is considered the masterpiece metalwork in whole Nepal.

  • Nyatapole Temple This temple is 30 meter tall, and is the tallest temple in the Kathmandu valley. It was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 AD. Each of its five terraces holds a pair of figures, starting from bot

  • Pashupati Temple According to folklore, a Bhaktapur King who was a great devotee of Lord Pashupati, had a dream in which Lord Shiva told him to build a temple for him so that he could move into it. He obeyed this comm

  • Pottery Square Here visitors will find potters giving shape and size to lumps of black clay, and earthenware they make ranges from such household goods as pots and jars to cheap souvenir items as animals and birds.

  • The Palace of Fifty-five Windows The art gallery of Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains ancient paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods. This gallery is open everyday except Tuesday. The Palace of Fif