Nepal: Full day Cultural Tour of Kathmandu with stops at Hindu and Buddhist Shrines
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The towering pagodas of Kathmandu (4000 feet) with fascinating architecture and artistic workmanship along with former King’s Palaces can easily win the heart of culture-loving visitors. Kathmandu is a constant source of attraction because of its location and its wealth of important Hindu and Buddhist shrines. An excursion to Patan and Godavari, Bungamati and Khokana will include Patan Durbar which houses a bronze collection, the Krishna Temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar and Mahaboudha Temple. Godavari located at the lap of Phulchoki hill is well known for it’s prized butterfly population including rare collector’s items.
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Day 1 - Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing of Patan and Godavari, Bungamati and Khokana.Patan
Patan is a small city bordering Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. The highlight of the city is its dense Durbar square, a collection of temples concentrated in a tiny area. The entire east side of the Darbar square is dominated by the ancient royal palace complex. Damaged by war and particularly by the earthquake of 1934, it has been carefully reconstructed by the Nepalese government. The ancient city of Patan, lying 5 km southeast of Kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors.Godavari
Situated at the foothills of Phulchowki, Royal Botanical Garden has a splendid natural beauty. The road from Patan city runs to Godavari to the south-east, passing through the small, old towns of Harisiddhi, Thaiba and Badegaun. It is the only in Nepal, is open daily including Saturdays and government holidays.Bungamati and Khokna
Barely 10 kilometres south from the heart of Kathmandu, stands a small but graceful Bungamati village which welcomes you with wide and open arms. The ancient village came into existence as early in the 7th century. If we turn the history pages, we'll find that the village was known as Bugayumi , an autonomous province in Kathmandu Valley. Regardless of the rapid changes in lifestyle of the urban population and the globalized way of living, the Bungamati locals have remained untouched by modern waves and are living the life that they know best--simply rural-- from the past several centuries. It is here that the Rato Machendranath statue spends half of every year (it is in Patan the other half of the year). Between the Rato Machendranath Temple in Bungamati is the Karya Binayak shrine, one of Kathmandu Valley's most important shrines. The Ganesh in this shrine is actually a natural stone that looks only vaguely like an elephant, but the view from the shrine is breathtaking. Khokna, a small Newari Village in southern Kathmandu Valley.Everest Scenic Flight
You can also enjoy One hour Everest scenic morning flight at extra price.
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