The city of Patan has long been known as the city of the arts. It's stone and wood carvings rank as some of the finest in all of Nepal. These skilled craftsmen created incredible temples and palaces as well as stone idols of the various Hindu deities.
The Patan day tour starts with a private car direct from hotel in Kathmandu. The vehicle crosses the Bagmati River and enters into what was once the ancient kingdom of Patan. Even today Patan is a separate city from Kathmandu, reflecting its long standing independent nature.
The tour begins in Patan's Durbar (Palace) Square. Here a professional guide will guide the tour. Each of these tours offered are small private group affairs, insuring that all participants have the opportunity to interact with their guide. It is amazing to see how many ornate buildings and temples have been placed in such a small area.
The tour continues down the main road past various temples and then along the narrow roads through the old city of Patan. The tour continues past Buddhist monasteries and temples and then doubles back to the Durbar Square area with its unique Hindu Temples.A half day tour can be combined with other day tours of the Kathmandu Valley. All tours include private vehicle, personal guide, and entrance fees. Patan is an easy trip from Kathmandu and is a delight to behold.