The Golden Gate is the centre of attraction at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The main entrance of the former palace building here depicts master art at its best. The magnificent workmanship on the tympanum with its images of various deities points to the skill of ancient masters. The Fifty-five Window Palace here used to be the residence of Bhaktapur's old kings. The many courtyards inside contain shrines dedicated to various deities, which are all richly carved. The Durbar Square has a large open brick-paved area in the centre surrounded by temples arranged in a harmonious layout. UNESCO has declared Bhaktapur Durbar Square a World Heritage Site.
A narrow alley leads from the Durbar Square to Taumadhi Square that contains the pride of Bhaktapur and the symbol of the artistic and architectural supremacy of the Kathmandu Valley - the Nyatapola temple. Built atop a massive terraced plinth, the splendid five-roofed pagoda is the tallest in Nepal. Its stone, woodcarvings, and graceful design display sacred architecture at its height. The stairs leading up to the temple is flanked by stone figures of deities and mythical animals.
The Dattatreya Square of Bhaktapur used to be the centre of town in ancient times. The streets are lined with traditional houses ornamented with elaborately carved wooden windows. The Dattatreya temple, which draws both Hindu and Buddhist worshippers, dates back to the 15th century. The Bhimsen temple here was erected in the early 1600s. The famed Peacock Window of Bhaktapur is set into a wall of the Pujari Math where Hindu priests reside.
Nepal has been the dream destination of intrepid tourists for a long time. She invites, welcomes, charms and bewilders her visitors. Those who have already visited Nepal cherish the experience and desire a second visit and those who have heard or read about the kingdom, soon find themselves making plans to visit.
The pattern of religion gives the country a unique status in the world. Almost all the important religious sects of the world are found in Nepal, however, the majority of the population believes in Hinduism and the conglomeration of the two religions, Hinduism and Buddhism serve as unique examples of tolerance, brotherhood and harmony. Here too, all other religions co-exist in harmony. It is a country where people of different races and religions live harmoniously.
To many visitors, the Himalayan Kingdom conjures up images of snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills. Indeed, 8 of the world’s 14 mountains above 8,000 meters lie in Nepal, making it a mountaineer’s paradise. But Nepal has more to offer than just the high Himalaya. Small as the country may be, the land is diverse geologically as well as ethnically. You will find rich cultures and vibrant traditions, exquisite temples and monuments as well as fast flowing rivers and tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, making your trip an unforgettable one.
In Kathmandu, to cross a street is to traverse time. Shrines, temples, palaces, palace squares, timeless sculpture and legends that are parts of every brick, stone and gilded masterpiece, make Kathmandu Valley a veritable living museum.
Besides the Kathmandu valley, our excursion tour will take you from cities to villages and give you a glimpse of the 'real' Nepal. Cities, Villages, People, National Park, Rivers, Monuments, and Temples, all are a part of this magnificent journey. And we take you to such places that will make you happy all the time and make your holiday trip meaningful.