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Kathmandu: Panauti and Bhaktapur Day Trip

Product ID: 213426
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Explore the city of Bhaktapur and the village of Panauti and visit some of the area’s most iconic landmarks including the Indreshwar Temple, Unmatta Bhairav Temple, and Brahmayani Temple, as well as Lion Gate, and the Statue of King Bhupatindra.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Pickup included

Pickup is provided at hotels within Kathmandu Valley only.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Panauti, on the confluence of the Rosi and Punyamati rivers
  • Enjoy sightseeing at Indreshwar temple, one of the largest and tallest pagoda style temples in Nepal
  • Observe lines of mourners making their way to the funeral Ghats
  • Experience the day to day life style of local people
  • Hear the interesting history, stories, myth from your expert guide
Full description
On this full day trip from Kathmandu, explore the city of Bhaktapur and the village of Panauti. The tour begins with sightseeing at Panauti village, a historical Newari town which is around 32 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu on the confluence of the Rosi and Punyamati rivers. In Nepali society, such rivers are considered to be sacred. Panauti, once a major trading center with its own royal palace, today consists of a variety of Buddhist and Hindu religious monuments, and is considered to be one of the area's most important medieval sites.

Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal, with many temples dating back to the 15th Century or earlier. Visit the Indreshwar Temple, one of the largest and tallest pagoda style temples in Nepal dating back to 13 century. Next, visit Brahmayani Temple, another important monument constructed in the 17th century to honor Brahmayani, the goddess of the town. Stroll around the complex and admire the beauty of the historic architecture, and watch the locals paying respect to their idols.

Finally, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculptures, woodcarvings and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses. Witness a unique culture here, and admire some of the finest displays of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal that has remained untouched by western culture. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All entrance fees
  • Expert tour guide
  • Luxurious vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Pick up and drop off services from Hotels inside Kathmandu city ring road are offered. For hotels outside ring road you need to pay an additional charge
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Liberty Holidays

Product ID: 213426