Located at an altitude of 2175m, Nagarkot is the famous hill station located inside the valley. The hill station, Nagarkot offers majestic sunrise views over the Himalayas. And on a clear day, one can also enjoy alluring views of Himalayan ranges including Mount Everest, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many more.
So today, as you wake up early in the morning, you will be enjoying the magnificent Sunrise views over the glistening Himalayas. Enjoy the incredible 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas and click as many pictures as you want. After refreshing breakfast, you will head down the hill to Bhaktapur Durbar square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a collection of the pagoda and shikhara-style temples that is mainly dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. The square is one of the most charming Newari architectural showpieces of the valley that highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The Durbar square consists of four distinct squares namely the Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square, and Pottery Square. The rich diversity and architectural details have made this site one of the highly visited sites in the Kathmandu Valley.
This UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage site has monuments and temples that represent the history and traditions of medieval Nepal. The major attraction includes:
55 Windows Palace: Built-in 1677 by king Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows is one of the most beautiful architectural features of the durbar square. This palace is named the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows because it has fifty-five carved wooden windows on its exterior.
Nyatapola: The beautifully sculptured five-storied Nyatapola temple towers 30m above the square, and is the tallest Pagoda temple in the country. The temple is dedicated to Bhairava—a ferocious incarnation of Lord Shiva—and, principally, Siddhi Lakshmi, the Tantric incarnation of “the invincible” goddess Durga. The Nyatapola temple is a lovely example of the immense workmanship that went into buildings of this Pagoda styled temple.
Apart from this, other attractions of the site include the Lion Gate, The Golden Gate, Vastala Temple, Bhairavnath Temple.
After visiting the site, you will be transferred back to your hotel room in Kathmandu. Feel free to go shopping and enjoy your time here in the beautiful Kathmandu city,