Bhaktapur Durbar square is one of the 3 squares present in Kathmandu Valley. This durbar square lies in the city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is one of the 3 constituent cities of Kathmandu valley. Talking about the durbar square, this is the most beautiful of all squares in Kathmandu.
Alike other Durbar squares, Bhaktapur Durbar Square came to existence in the 15th century. The rulers of Malla dynasty of 15th century built this complex of monuments. Furthermore, the purpose of these monuments was for recreation of the royals. Even today, people gather in this courtyard and enjoy their time with their loved ones. The locals gather in this courtyard and celebrate life on daily basis.
In general, the courtyard houses several temples dedicated to several gods and goddess. Some of the famous temples include Nyatapola, Bhairav temple and mini Pashupatinath temple. Furthermore, the lion’s gate and golden gate shows the skills of ancient metal and wood workers. On the other hand, the 55 windowed palace is a marvel. This palace in the current day serves as a museum. This museum houses the artifacts from the Malla dynasty.
Moving on, Bhaktapur Durbar square comes to life in festive season. Some festivals in Bhaktapur are worth watching. For instance, some festivals include Bisket Jatra and Gai Jatra. Equally, Bhaktapur is also famous for its yoghurt. Additionally, the yoghurt namely Juju Dhau is a must have while in this durbar square. This youghurt is also known as the king of yoghurt.
Come walk in the alleys of this beautifully preserved 15th century kingdom. Bhaktapur Durbar Square which now is a UNESCO world heritage site preserves the site to its best. Book this sightseeing trip and enjoy the experience!
|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