Patan, located at a distance of 7-kilometres, was once an independent Buddhist city-state, and a rival of Kathmandu, from which it separated by the Bagmati River. It is also called Lalitpur, literally the City of the Arts. The old centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Patan boasts a multitude of temples and wonders of art in and around its Durbar Square (Palace square). We visit the Royal Palace, which occupies one side of the square, where works of art in every piece of wood, stone, and metal are in the exhibit in the open air. We also visit the temple of Krishna, the temple of Jagat Narayan, the Golden Temple, and the Temple of Thousands Buddha, among other sites. Time permitting we’ll also pay a visit to Kumbeswor Mahadev temple or Tibetan refugee camp and Zoo.
At around the end of the tour, we also visit the Museum of Patan, located inside the medieval palace, is a must for anyone interested in Asian Art, history of Nepal, curatorial science, or religion. It is a world-class museum that displays the traditional sacred art of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an old residential part of Patan Durbar, one of the royal palaces of Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. The gilded door and window face one of the most beautiful squares in the country.
The museum also exhibits a long span of Nepal’s cultural history and some rare objects. Buddhism and Hinduism are explained in detail in extensive labels within the living traditions and context.
Book a guided tour with us, any language, with a cost of U$D 40.00 per person.
A government-certified language guide and all his expenses
Comfortable transportation (picked up and drop at your hotel)
Applicable entrance fees
Service does not include
Tips to the guide and drive and those not mentioned in above cost includes section.
Patan, located at a distance of 7-kilometres, was once an independent Buddhist city-state, and a rival of Kathmandu, from which it separated by the Bagmati River”