Patan City, city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square- is well packed with temples giving an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples per square meter, the Krishna Temple built by Kind Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mabavihar and MahadouddhaTemple, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, , Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, you feel as if Patan has been unveiled before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with erotic carvings and repousse metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets. The Patan City is designed in the shape of Dharma Chakra, which is a shape that exhibits paths to enlightenment based on the teachings of Buddha. Patan is the centre of exquisitely ancient craftwork in the midst of urbanization. Patan is also known as Lalitpur or the "city of fine arts" This Buddhist City is said to have been founded by the Buddhist Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Patan is the source of arts and architecture in the valley, a great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Well known among these are the Krishna Mandir, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Kumbheshwar temple, Jagatnarayan temple & the Mahabouddha temple. Patan is enclosed within 4 Buddhist stupas set on the four-corners of the outer boundaries of this ancient city.
Patan Durbar Square:-
Patan Durbar Square boasts of many famous sites and unique architectures. The ancient palaces, temples and shrines with exquisite carving are scattered around Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar has many famous sites and unique architectures - Krishna Mandi, Bhimsen temple, Hiranya Varna Mahabhihar are just a few among the temples offering you an ecstasy of paintings, wood and metal carvings. The major attractions of Patan Durbar Square are the stone temple of Lord Krishna, the Royal Bath with many carvings on stone, Viswanath temple and the temple of Bhimsen with a magnificent golden balcony overlooking the square. Many more temples are dedicated to Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, Shiva, Narsingh, Taleju and others, situated in the Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square which has the fine collection of art works crafted by local craftsmen. The hundreds of antiques exhibited here dates back to 15th century till date which majorly shows the dual mix of hindu and Buddhist culture.
Day 01:Full day Patan sightseeing.
Day 01Full day Patan sightseeing.Patan Durbar Square is unique on its infrastructure. The major attractions of Patan Durbar Squre are the stone temple of Lord Krishana, The Royal Bath with many carvings on stone, Viswanath temple, Bhimsen temple, Ganesh- the Elephant headed god and other are significant. Drive back to your hotel.