Night out at Dulikhel Hillstation with Bhaktapur, Namobuddha and Panauti trip
Spend a relaxing night at Dulikhel hillstation. Dhulikhel is more popular places from which to observe the high Himalaya. From the edge of the ridge, a stunning panorama of peaks unfolds, enjoy a side trip to the sacred stupa at Namobuddha, a 12km drive or three-hour walk south.
Panauti is one of oldest towns in Nepal, with many temples dating back to the 15th Century or earlier. It proves to be a touristy heritage site with many temples, stupas and statues, with the added charm green paddy fields.
Namobuddha with old Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal and the holiest in the world. It is known as the place where the Buddha, in a previous life as a prince Namura, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, located 15 km from Kathmandu, is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculptures, woodcarvings and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1x Breakfast
- 1x Dinner
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- All private transfer
- Hotel pick up and drop off service
- All entrance fees
- Guide fees
- Accommodation in 3 star category Hotel (Hotel Mirabel) or similar
- Accommodation in twin/double sharing basis. For solo traveler we provide single room.
- Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Entry/Admission - Namobuddha Monastery
- Entry/Admission - Indrayani Temple
What's excluded :
- Meals other than specified
Day 1: Hotel pickup, Bhaktapur sightseeing and overnight at Dulikhel
Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Durbar square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
1:00 pm: Your expert guide picks you up from Hotel Lobby and drive around 45 minutes to reach Bhaktapur. Upon arrival start sightseeing these spots:
55 window palace
The Palace of Fifty-five Windows , Prachalit: was built during the reign of the Malla King Bhupatindra Malla who ruled from 1696 to 1722 AD and was not complete until 1754 AD during the reign of his son Ranjit Malla.
Vatsala Temple was a stone temple dedicated to goddess Vatsala Devi that included many carvings. It was most famous for its silver bell, known to local residents as "the bell of barking dogs" as when it was rung, dogs in the vicinity barked and howled. The colossal bell was hung by King Ranjit Malla in 1737 AD and was used to sound the daily curfew. It was rung every morning when goddess Taleju was worshiped. Despite the Temple being completely demolished by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, the bell remains intact.
Statue of Bhupatindra Malla
The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship can be seen on a column facing the palace. Of the square's many statues, this is considered to be the most magnificent.
Nyatapola in Newari language means five stories - the symbolic of five basic elements. This is the biggest and highest pagoda of Nepal ever built with such architectural perfection and artistic beauty. The temple's foundation is said to be made wider than its base. The temple is open for the public once a year - during Dashain. The goddess who owes the temple is Goddess Shiddhilaxmi. And as bodyguards, those statues are built, which we can see in five layers of the base of temple. It is said that it took three generations to complete that temple. The temple is famously known as pancha tale mandira.
Bhairava Nath Temple
The Bhairab Nath Temple is dedicated to Bhairava, the fiercest manifestation of Lord Shiva.
The world famous Golden gate of Bhaktapur
The Golden Gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The door is surmounted by a figure of the Hindu goddess Kali and Garuda (mythical griffin) and attended by two heavenly nymphs. It is embellished with monsters and other Hindu mythical creatures of marvelous intricacy. Percy Brown, an eminent English art critic and historian, described the Golden Gate as "the most lovely piece of art in the whole Kingdom; it is placed like a jewel, flashing innumerable facets in the handsome setting of its surroundings." The gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla and is the entrance to the main courtyard of the palace of fifty-five windows.
The magnificent and beautiful gate was built by artisans whose hands were said to have been severed upon completion by the envious Bhadgoun king so that no more of such masterpieces could be reproduced.
Mini Pashupatinath Temple
The holy god Shiva temple, the mini Pashupati, is believed to be built right in front of the palace after a Bhadgoan king dreamed of it.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Mirabel Resort Hotel, Araniko Highway, Dhulikhel 45200, Nepal
5:00 pm: Enjoy scenic 45 minutes drive to Dulikhel. Overnight at 3 star category Hotel in Dulikhel.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel
Day 2: Sunrise, Namobuddha and Panauti sightseeing and return to Kathmandu
Stop At: Namobuddha Monastery, Namobuddha Rd, Simalchaur Syampati 45200, Nepal
Enjoy sunrise and after breakfast, drive approximately 1 hour to Namobuddha. Enjoy your sightseeing and listen to the old story related to Namobuddha.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Indrayani Temple, डबली गल्ली, Panauti 45209, Nepal
Then drive to Panauti around 30 minutes drive. Enjoy the old newari town and around 3 pm drive for Kathmandu. Your tour ends as your guide drop you off at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pick up services from Hotels inside Kathmandu city
Departure Time :1:00 PM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Kindly let us know the pick up hotel in Kathmandu city
- Most travelers can participate
- We offer pick and drop off service from Hotels inside Kathmandu city ring road. For hotels outside ring road you need to pay additional charge.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.