Patan - Patan is only five kilometers and is situated in the south-western part of Kathmandu valley and officially known as the Lalitpur sub - metropolitan city; it is also is one of the major cities of Nepal and is spread over 16 square kilometers. Several historical records indicate that Patan is the oldest of all the cities of Kathmandu Valley. According to Kirat chronicle, Patan was founded by Kirat rulers long before the Licchavi rulers came in Kathmandu Valley. Actually Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan are the three settlements nearby and each place has its own beauty. Patan is a valley of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is another name of this city which 'means the city of art, culture and beauty'. The city is known as the paradise of fine arts. Patan is also known as Manigal. Known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts, this destination is a must see. Patan is also called as the city of festival, feast and fine ancient art. One more beauty is the making of metallic and stone carving by artisans of the region. Important monument of the city is Patan Durbar Square, which has been listed by UNESCO as one of seven sites that make up the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site. Royal palace with intricately carved doors and windows and beautiful courtyards adorned with exquisite icons enhance the beauty of the city. Such art pieces are found in stone, metal, terracotta, ivory water conduits, stone spouts, Jaladroni (water tanks), artistic gate ways, Hindu temples and Buddhist Vihars adorn the city. Nepal is beautiful beside its tourism destination; it is also home to some of the exotic wildlife parks and sanctuaries that include Chitwan National Park, Rara National, Sagarmatha National Park, Makalu National Park, etc. This beautiful country is must visit once in a lifetime as the country is globally acclaimed for its not only scenic beauty, heritage attractions, adventure tourism, Leisure holiday, temple tour, but also for its friendly environment, world class accommodation facilities and warm hospitality of the people.
Central Patan is known for the Durbar Square and the Golden Temple. A visit to the Manigal Bazaar square, the City Bus Park and Martyr's Gate is necessary for tourist to know the beauty of the place. Local sightseeing is arranged by us and it is better to complete the tour in two days. One can also explore the stupas and the magnificent temples of Patan.
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Places of Interest
- Patan Museum
- Krishna Mandir
- Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
- Jagat Narayan Temple
- Rudra Varna Mahavihar
- Ashoka Stupas
- Sundhara Chowk
- Mani Dhara
- Kwa Bahar
- Rato Matsyendranath Mandir
Nearby places of interest near Patan are Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Bauddhanath. Guest can trek or bike to Bhaktapur also instead of driving. The region is forested and isolated from the crowd
Communication / Connectivity
Airways – Nearest Airport is Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu. It has flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kochi, Goa, Hyderabad and many more places. There are international flights also. Visit to Nepal from Siliguri is simple, cheap and fastest; one can drive to Bhadrapur nearly 60 kilometers from Siliguri and take a flight to Kathmandu. If you plan in advance say 30-45 days in advance you may end up getting Kathmandu air tickets at low cost.
Railways – There is no railway system in Nepal but one can reach any of the bordering town of Nepal by availing Indian Railways. Travelling in Nepal is solely dependent on either road or by air.
Roadways – Patan is nearly 05 kilometers from the city of Kathmandu. Patan is a neighbouring spot of the capital city of Kathmandu. One can reach by public transport like taxis and buses. One can drive to Patan from Kathmandu within 30 minutes by car due to traffic.