Bhaktapur and Patan day tour starts at 9:00 am from your hotel after breakfast. This tour includes two different royal palaces Bhaktapur and Patan.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Bhaktapur was the central palace until the 14th century for the whole Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur is known as the city of devotees. Among the three different royal palaces of the valley, it is the farthest palace. There are many old break houses with Newari architects. In total, there are four different squares durbar square, portray square, Taumadhi Square and Dattatreya Square. In Durbar Square, there are several Hindu temples, statues, 55 windows wooden carving palace, a masterpiece artistic golden gate, royal goddess Taleju temple and a royal bath. Porters make clay pots and many more in portray square. The tallest temple of the valley, Nyatapola( siddhi Laxmi) is located inTaumadhi square. And trinity Hindu gods temple is in Dattatreya square. Wood carving craftsmanship is one of the best things about Bhaktapur. Newari festivals almost every month and the Bisket Jatra in Nepali New Year is good to see in Bhaktapur. A well carved wooden peacock window is dancing on the wall of pujari math. Many of the people from Bhaktapur are farmers. They grow Rice and seasonal vegetables. Juju Dhau(King curd) is the main dessert to try for tourists.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Patan is the nicest old royal place in the Kathmandu valley. Among the three major cities of the valley first human settlement was in Patan. This city also is known as Lalitpur(City of fine arts). The meaning of Patan is flat land. According to history, there was not a stable king. Sometimes it would be under Kathmandu and sometimes under Bhaktapur. The icons of Narasimha(half human half lion) and the Hanuman(monkey god) are located at the entrance gate. Krishna Temple( made out of stones with 21 pinnacles), pagoda temples, the main palace with Keshav Narayan Chok, an art museum, 5th-century public tap known as manga Hiti, five stored temples ( Kumbheshwor) and golden temple(mini monkey temple with some Bihar) and oldest Buddhist stupas around Patan are the main attractions of Patan city. There are many artists who make the icons of the Hindu and Buddhist deities. Krishna Janmashtami festival and some other Newari festivals are nice to see in Patan.