Bhaktapur Tour, which is known is a museum of Medieval art and construction with many examples of sculpture, woodcarving and massive pagoda style temples consecrated to different Gods and Goddesses. Sightseeing in Bhaktapur is 15 km eastern side of touristic place Thamel Kathmandu. It is a collection of Pagoda and Shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty five window palace of brick and wood. The Bhaktapur Sightseeing is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carving in every place-strut, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony. Bhaktapur Tour is famous to see this thing Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is tourist visiting place, it takes time to relax and observe other interesting happenings in the city such as children’s playing outside their home and in temple yards, busy and colorful open markets, Women making clay-pots weaving and sun drying crops and vegetable products.
The Major attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
In a Bhaktapur tour, main entrance you will see Lion statue, it has two beautiful stone statues of Hindu deities installed on its either side. It is said that the hands of the artisans’ who produced this were cut off immediately after he gave a finishing touch to them. A jealous Bhadgaun King did this so that the artisan could not produce any more of such arts.
55 windows Palace:
This is the main architectural structure dominating the entire Bhaktapur Durbar square. This magnificent monument was built in 15th century AD. Seated on a huge column top in a position of prayer to God King Bhupatindra Malla in a Stone Pillar
this is the main entrance to the palace. The craftsman who worked on this wonderful gate is from heaven. It is an eternal beauty itself, this gate is out painted by pure Gold.
Mini Pashupatinath Temple:
Some people calls it a Royal dream Temple. Folklore says once a Bhadgaun king who was great devotee to Lord Pashupati had a dream in which Lord told the king to build a temple for Pashupati right in front of this palace.
This temple dedicated to a mother goddess is full of intricate works on stone. This temple is known for its dog-barking bell. This bell is believed to produce a death knell when it is rung up.
Nyatapol temple is the most famous pagoda of Nepal. Nyatapola means in Newari language fie tires the symbolic of five basic elements, starting from bottom wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins and goddesses. This is the highest pagoda of Nepal ever built with such architectural perfection and artistic beauty. This temple is 30 meter tall and dedicated to Siddhiluxmi, the tantric goddess of supreme power and success. This temple was built in 1708 Ad.
This temple is dedicated to Bhairab the God of Terror and death. Bhairab is 7th incarnation of God Shiva. This temple was built on 1718AD.
The Dattatarya temple is built 1427Ad, this temple is said to have been built from a single tree. A monastery having exquisitely carved peacock window is located near temple.
Bhaktapur Tour is include Nagarkot also, Nagarkot has been the favorite summer resort of kings and Maharajas for its cool climate and the scenic beauty around. Rana Prime minister Chandra Shamsher who was advised by his physicians to retreat at the Nagarkot built the summer place called “Bhanageri Durbar”.
Literally in Nepali, meaning of Nagarkot is Nagar means City and Kot meant fort. No wonder Nagarkot was strategic point to moniter tax and Immigration for the Kings of Kathmandu. Father Gruber and Dorville were the first Europeans to enter Kathmandi in 1661AD. on their way to Rome from Beijing. The Escorts of King Pratap Malla of Kathmandu received them at Nagarkot, now a days this place good to stay overnight and enjoy the view of sunrise and sun set view of Himalayan ranges.