Half Day Bhaktapur Cultural Tour

Half Day Bhaktapur Cultural Tour

Destination: Bhaktapur:

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Durbar Square is entered through the massive royal gate and opens up to a most unspoiled complex of palaces, shrines and other landmarks in the Valley. On the right is pair of statues in stone of Ugrachandi with her 18 arms. Then there is the Rameshwor Temple. In the middle of the square is the gilded statue of King Bhupatindra Malla seated on a tall stone pillar, and faces the most exquisitely artistic Suun Dhoka, or the golden gate, Leading into the royal place. The royal place is also known as the "place of 55 windows", next to which is the National Art Gallery. The inner portion of the palace has the Taleju courtyard and her house. Beyond is the Sundari Chowk. The outer perimeters of the complex is replete with pillars and pavilions: Chyasalin Mandap, Durga Temple, Taumadhi Tole and others. To the right, and in another square, is the famed 30-meters (98 feet) Nyatapole Temple (built in 1702), the tallest and most multi-roofed edifice in To Nepal. To its right is the Kashi Bishwanath Temple. On the side of the square is the vantage Nyatapole Café, and beyond it is the community of the famous potters. There are marvelous pottery squares where you can see the living workshop in pottery turning the traditional wheel, making different item and draying it.

The itinerary leads to the distant Dattatreya Square; it is name after the triad deities Bharma (creator), Bishnu (presenter) and Mahesaor (emancipator). This Square is famous place for wood carving as well. The peacock and lotus windows along the Pujari Math are the great in wood carving consecrated to Humanity representing in 16th century technology.

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Half Day Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Experience a Half-Day Historical Tour of Bhaktapur's Durbar Square.

Welcome to an interactive tour of Nepal's cultural treasure, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is tucked away in the center of the country. Discover the intricate web of art, architecture, and history that makes up this UNESCO World Heritage Site with this half-day tour. Let's take a trip through time to experience the magnificence of traditional Newar craftsmanship.

Morning Departure:

Our adventure begins with a morning departure after your breakfast at the Hotel, setting the tone for a day filled with discovery and wonder. We'll navigate through the bustling streets of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city, where traditional architecture and vibrant culture blend seamlessly.

Arrival at Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

You'll be taken back in time as soon as we enter Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The area is a living example of Nepal's rich past, surrounded by imposing temples, palaces, and courtyards. Be ready to be enthralled by the elaborate stone sculptures, woodcarvings, and historic pagoda-style architecture that grace every corner.

Discovering Architectural Marvels:

Our knowledgeable guide will take us around Bhaktapur Durbar Square's main attractions, such as the well-known Nyatapola Temple. This five-story pagoda, honoring Siddhi Lakshmi, is impressive due to its dexterous artwork and graceful architecture. We will also see the magnificent 55-Window Palace, which is a showcase of Newar artistry, and marvel at the Golden Gate, an elaborate entrance adorned with symbols and mythological figures.

Cultural insights and local life:

You will learn about Newari traditions, customs, and rituals as we dive more into Bhaktapur's cultural domain. See locals demonstrating age-old skills like weaving, ceramics, and woodworking, and take in the vivid hues of the traditional attire that lines the streets.

Refreshment Break:

In the middle of our excursion, we'll enjoy a wonderful stop at a nearby restaurant to sample traditional Newari cuisine. Savor treats like samay baji, bara, and juicy fruits that entice your palate and provide a window into Nepal's rich culinary history.

Interactive Experiences:

Our trip focuses on interactive experiences rather than only sightseeing. You'll get to meet people, take part in cultural events, and maybe even give traditional crafts a go with the help of knowledgeable instructors

Conclusion and Departure:

As our half-day tour comes to an end, we bid Bhaktapur Durbar Square farewell, bringing with us memories of an adventure full of historical wonders, cultural discoveries, and delightful encounters. This tour offers an amazing experience that will stay with you, regardless of your interest in history, creativity, or just learning more about Nepal's diverse culture.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Private Car.
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Monuments Entrance fee.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • Tips for Guide and driver.

If you are thinking about how to obtain Nepal visa, then the easiest way to obtain it is at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet.

Note: There are few countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal.)

What do you need to obtain Nepal visa?

If you are thinking of taking visa at the airport or immigration entry point, following are your requirements:

* A valid passport (The passport should have validity of at least six months)
* You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points.
* Two passport size photos
* Visa fees which should be paid in cash.

Entry points to Nepal

* Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.
* Eastern Nepal - Kakarvitta, Jhapa.
* Central Nepal - Birjung, Parsa.
* Northern Border - Kodari, Sindhupalchowk. (Now closed after earthquake).
* Northern Border - Kerung, Rasuwa.
* Western - Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa).
* Mid-western - Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj).
* Far western - Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar).

Visa Fees

* USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
* USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
* USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
* For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.
* Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show identification certificate.

Visa Extension

* Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
* In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

Transit Visa

When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

Other General Information

* Entering in to Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
* Tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
* Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
* You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. Credit card or cheque are not acceptable.
* Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
* If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
* Always carry your passport and trekking permit while on trekking.
* Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the activities that are strictly prohibited.
* The culture, tradition and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected.
* Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.

About the visa more info please find here: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/