Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square








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Trip Highlight:

  • Full-day exploration of Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Visit UNESCO heritage sites including Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath temple.
  • Observe the architecture and art of the Malla era.
  • On your visit to Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square, immerse yourself in the vibrant Newari culture of the valley.
  • Visit the house of Rato Machhindranath, the rain god of the valley.
  • Learn and gain more knowledge from the professional guide.
  • Enjoy the traditional musical instrument.
  • Learn about the Living goddess; Kumari at Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Go to Patan and see the Krishna Temple, Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk, and Keshar Narayan Chowk.
  • Learn and gain more knowledge from the professional guide.


The Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Tour is a heritage tour that shows both the history and beauty of Nepal. Both locations Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Newari culture, traditions, art, and architecture are well-known in both cities. Throughout the Malla Dynasty, both cities expanded and flourished as independent states. These locations still have a depiction of ancient Nepal on display in their Durbar Square areas.

The Kathmandu Durbar Square is explored during the Kathmandu-Patan day tour. A historically notable area is the Kathmandu Durbar Square, home to temples including Taleju and the Kumari living deity. The Malla kings built it in the 15th century, and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hanuman Dhoka, another name for this place, is well recognized for its oldest temples, oldest courtyards, and wonderful historical structures. A temple made entirely out of a single tree, Kasthamandap will definitely give you a sense of Nepal’s traditional art and culture. You can visit Kumari, the Living Goddess, at Kumari Ghar. A young girl named Kumari is honored as a living goddess with divine power. After she reaches puberty, another young girl takes her place.

On Patan Durbar Square Tour, discover the medieval kingdom of Patan and stop by typical Newari settlements. One of the three medieval cities in the Kathmandu Valley is Patan, often referred to as Lalitpur (City of Artisans). The medieval Patan Durbar Square is the pride of Patan, which is dotted with Buddhist and Hindu sites. The Durbar square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, served as the Malla Monarchs’ royal residence. It displayed the magnificent architecture and artwork created at that time by Newari artists. Patan Durbar Square is the best of the valley’s three medieval palace squares.

As you take a tour of Patan Durbar Square, you’ll stroll through the palace square and see a vast collection of artworks made of stone, wood, and metal. The Golden Temple, Krishna Temple, and the Patan Palace Museum are just a few of this medieval city’s great treasures. Your trip will also be enhanced by visits to some of the oldest Buddhist shrines in the valley, which are located around Patan Durbar Square.

Pashupatinath temple is also included in the Kathmandu-Patan Durbar Square trip. One of the most famous Hindu temples in the nation, Pashupatinath Temple, is located on both sides of the renowned Bagmati River. Many followers of Lord Shiva visit the magnificent temple where he is worshipped to make prayers and ask for his blessings. Only Hindus are allowed into the main temple complex, thus non-Hindus must be delighted with viewing from the terraces just east over the Bagmati River. As a mark of respect and tradition, leather items like shoes, belts, and cameras are not allowed inside the temple complex and must be left outside. You are not allowed to take photos. On the Bagmati River’s bank, Hindus are cremated, and three priests execute the daily Aarati ritual there in the evening.

Vehicle Nepal is a registered company run by Graceful Adventure. Our company provides great service during the Kathmandu-Patan full-day tour. An experienced guide who is knowledgeable about the art, architecture, culture, tradition, and way of life of the locals will be present during your trip. We can also arrange any additional services you might require. We are available to provide for all of your travel needs, including lodging, food, and hotel reservations.

Monuments in Kathmandu Durbar Square

  • Kumari Ghar 

At the Kumari Ghar, the Living Goddess Kumari, an incarnation of the Goddess Taleju, resides. The Royal Kumari at Kathmandu Durbar Square is the most significant of the three Kumaris found in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The Kumari only leaves the Kumari Ghar, where she resides with her caregivers, for specific Nepali religious occasions. She rarely leaves her palace, but when she does, she never allows her feet to touch the ground. She is not allowed to speak to anyone save her family and caretaker.

  • Shiva and Parbati Temple

The wonderful Shiva Parvati Temple is where Shiva and his wife Parvati are worshipped. The late 18th century saw its construction under the reign of King Rana Bahadur Shah, Prithvi Narayan Shah’s grandson. Two wooden statues of Shiva and Parvati are placed in front of the first floor’s open central window of the temple.

  • Taleju Bhawani Temple

The construction of the Taleju temple, which was completed in 1564, was influenced by the Goddess Taleju Bhawani, the Royal deity of the Malla Kings. Taleju Bhawani, one of Kathmandu Durbar Square’s most beautiful temples, is still surviving. Unfortunately, the general public cannot enter the temple. Non-Hindus are only allowed to view the temple from the outside; they are not allowed inside. The ninth day of Dashain is the only time each year that Hindus are allowed to visit the temple.

  • The Kaal Bhairava 

A large sculpture that was made in the fifth or sixth century and later discovered in the seventeenth century depicts Kaal Bhairav, the evil aspect of Lord Shiva. During the rule of King Pratap Malla, this statue was constructed to serve as the highest court. For a very long time, it was believed that lying in front of the monument would result in death. As a result, witnesses were called to testify in front of the fierce Kaal Bhairav.

  • Swet Bhairav 

Swet Bhairava is a representation of Lord Shiva’s hideous look. It was constructed inside Durbar Square in 1795, during the reign of King Rana Bahadur Shah. The mask is only exposed during the Indra Jatra festival in September and is kept hidden for the remainder of the year behind a wooden frame.

  • Akash Bhairav Temple 

The beautiful Akash Bhairav temple is a bronze and gold structure that represents Akash Bhairav, another name for Bhairava and the God of the Sky. It is believed that King Yalambar, the first ruler of Nepal, resided in the Akash Bhairav temple. The head of Akash Bhairav is taken out of the temple once a year during the Indra Jatra celebration and blessed by Kumari, the Living Goddess.

  • Hanuman Dhoka 

The Hanuman Royal Palace, now identified by a crimson statue of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, previously stood at the Hanuman Dhoka or entrance gate of the Hanuman Dhoka Museum. In Nepali, the word “Dhoka” denotes a door. The monument was placed at the palace’s entrance in 1672, during the reign of King Pratap Malla.

  • Temple of Jagannath 

The 15th-century Jagannath Temple is one of the oldest temples in Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the large area in front of the temple, visitors both tourists and locals often engage in the activity of feeding pigeons. Presently, a newly renovated King Pratap Malla column is located in front of the two-story temple.

  • Chasin Dega 

The octagonal Chasin Dega temple, popularly known as the “Krishna temple,” is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his two wives, Satyabhama and Rukmini. On the fifteenth, King Pratap Malla erected the shrine as a tribute to his two queens. Chasin Dega was tragically completely destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. The structure has since undergone a whole rebuild.

  • Kasthamandap 

The Gorakshanath shrine is situated within the Kasthamandap, a common wooden structure that provides shelter for travelers but is not a temple. The building was built in the 12th century from the wood of a single sal tree. The name of the city of Kathmandu was derived from this building.

  • The Gaddi Baithak 

The white neoclassical Gaddi Baithak was built by Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shamsher in 1908. It looks completely out of place when compared to the design and architecture of the adjacent temples and other structures. A 2015 earthquake caused damage to Gaddi Baithak. It has since undergone a comprehensive renovation and has been reopened as a sort of museum.

Monuments in Patan Durbar Square

  • Patan Durbar Square

A breathtaking perspective of ancient Nepal may be found in the old Royal Palace in Patan. This concentrated collection of sanctuaries still serves as perhaps the strong visual example of Nepalese Newari architecture, even with the current renovation and framework. The square’s building advanced significantly during the Malla era, particularly during the rule of King Siddhinarsingh Malla. Wood, metal, and iron are used most effectively in the main displays of the royal palace.

  • Krishna Mandir

This astounding structural innovation indicates the diversion from the Indian sanctuary design the shrine was constructed utilizing cut stone rather than the more typical brick and timber. The temple, which is among the valley’s most well-known sights, is frequently pictured on the decorative metal spread lights that Nepalis hang from homes ceilings.

  • Patan Museum

The Patan Museum is a clear indication of a professionally executed restoration project. It is a portion of the medieval palace built by the Malla dynasty and features a gorgeous, golden entryway that faces the magnificent Krishna Temple on Durbar Square. It has outstanding metal sculptures, especially statuettes that have undergone meticulous repair as part of a joint initiative between the governments of Austria and Nepal. The displays, which cover a wide range of Nepali cultural history, include a number of rare artifacts from the Malla era, including the Malla throne. Cast bronzes are the finest examples of Nepali metalwork throughout history. At Patan, this type of metalwork is still carried out today. From generation to generation, the craft of metalworking has been passed down, and Patan is still well-known for its statue-making.

  • Golden Temple

The Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) in Patan is reachable after a five-minute walk. Thoughts about it are rarely given by many residents of Kathmandu and the surrounding area. Although having the name “Golden Temple,” the majority of its front is covered in thick metal plates, showing that it is truly a Buddhist settlement. They continue once they have some understanding of the Golden Temple. The carvings display a great deal of intricacy. The three-rooftop religious complex was built by King Bhaskar Verma in the 12th century and is embellished with a beautiful exterior, four massive entrances, a clock tower, and two lion-like replicas.


You’ll travel by private vehicle around Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is 6.2 km and Patan Durbar Square is 6km away from Tribhuvan International Airport respectively. Similarly, the distance between Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square is 3.5km.

Vehicle Nepal can provide the Car, Van, Hiace, and Tourist bus according to your group member. With a presence of a vehicle operator, we provide a luxurious and comfortable vehicle for a Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square tour. Self-drive is not available in our company. Our company bare all fuel and parking expenses.

We provide different types that hold people according to the available seats which are listed below:

Types of Vehicles Seats
Cars 3-4
Jeep 6-8
Van 9-10
Hiace 8-15
Coaster 14-22
Minibus 18-28



Your day starts after breakfast. So, our company provides lunch during your one-day trip. As per your taste, we offer varieties of food that are available in Bhaktapur. Our guide takes you to a specific restaurant for a lunch according to your taste.

City tour guide

A guide is very important during your tour of Bhaktapur. With a presence of a professional tour guide, you can explore Bhaktapur city. For a day tour, our company provides a professional licensed holder city tour guide who can explain details information about the place, heritage site, art, architecture, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local people. An experienced guide will have details knowledge about the places where they take you safely. Your day tour starts from 8 am to 5 pm for ten-hour. We provide English as well as another language-speaking guide who can communicate clearly with guests.

Entrance Fees for Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath

Sites SARRC Foreigner
Patan Durbar Square 1000 1000
Kathmandu Durbar Square 1000 1000
Pashupatinath 1000 1000


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