Basantapur Durbar square is one of the 3 Durbar squares in Kathmandu valley. There is 1 durbar square each in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Basantapur Durbar square lies in the heart of Kathmandu city. Basantapur Durbar square is an ancient palace courtyar built in 15th century AD. The Malla dynasty of the same century built this complex. This complex now a UNESCO world heritage site.
To begin with, you can visit Basantapur Durbar square year around. Furthermore, people of all ages can join this sightseeing tour. This is an overland tour and requires walking of only few hours around this historical site. Last but not the least, this is a half day sightseeing tour. This tour is special at the times of festivals. Festivals like Dashain, Indrajatra and Holi.
Second, this place is important because of its people. The lives of the people still revolves around the courtyard. The life begins from the temples in the periphery. Furthermore, people living around still continue their age old profession. It is a beautiful sight to watch people doing metal works, carpentery and sculpting. As a matter of fact, you can buy these souvirnirs.
Third, while you are in Basantapur Durbar square you may not want to miss seeing some temples. The temples include Taleju Bhawani and Kal Bhairav. Furthermore, you may want to see the temple that houses the living goddess.
This tour more or less shows you the original Nepal. This is a once in a lifetime experience being around prehistoric ambiance. Come join us in this trip!
|Trip Code: BT 175
|Total Duration: 1 days
|Destination: Short Hiking
|Best Time: All year round
|Trip Grade: Easy
|Group Size: min 2
|Max Elevation: 1400 m