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Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • Available
  • Bus,Cab


After Kathmandu and Pokhara, Patan is the 3rd largest city of Nepal and is located south-central part of Kathmandu valley, across the Bagmati River. It covers a surface area of 15.43 square kilometers.  Patan is very much popular for its cultural heritage, art, and culture along with the making of metallic and stone-carved statues. It is the oldest city in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. Patan is popularly known as “Yala” by the Newari people as the first Kirat King Yalambar conquered the city in the 2nd century. The name was kept after his name. There are many important monuments, shrines, and temples in Patan, Patan Durbar square being the most popular. Also, there are around 1,200 Buddhist monuments scattered around the city. Patan is a really developed city and very near to Kathmandu. There are several hospitals, big colleges, lodges, libraries in Patan. It is a popular tourist destination which is visited by thousands of national and international tourists every day. Many parts of the city were severely damaged by the earthquake of 2015. Even though the buildings, statues, and temples collapsed, the religious value, faith, and history the place holds remain unshaken. 

 Patan Durbar square– It is located in the center of Patan city and is a number one tourist spot in the Lalitpur area. It is one of the 3 durbar squares in Kathmandu, all have been listed on the UNESCO world heritage site. The main attraction of Patan Durbar square is the old Royal Palace of Malla Kings. The Durbar square itself is a great example of Newar architecture. There are many temples, statues, ponds in this area. The main temples are aligned opposite the western face of the temple. The entrance, however, faces east, towards the temple. There are also many ancient cultural Newari houses within the area of Patan Durbar square. This place is a center of both Hinduism and Buddhism and has 136 courtyards along with 55 major temples.

Krishna Mandir– Out of many temples, Krishna temple or Krishna Mandir is the most popular and important. It was built in 1667 by King Siddhi Narsingha Malla. It is a 3 storied building, built in the local variety of Shikhara style called Granthakuta. There are stone carvings and beam above the first and second-floor pillars. The first-floor pillar carvings narrate the events of Mahabharata while the second one narrates the events of Ramayana. Krishna Mandir is highly populated during the festival of Krishna Asthami. 

Vishwanath temple– This temple is located just in front of the Manga Hiti and is guarded by two large stone elephants on its front entrance and two large bull’s idols on its back entrance. The temple was built during the rule of Siddhi Narsingha Malla in 1627. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and has a lingam inside the temple. The temple offers the best view, especially during the nighttime. 

The Ashoka stupa– Marking the boundaries of Patan, 4 ancient stupas were built when the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka visited the valley 2500 years ago. The northern stupa lies just beyond the Kumbeshwor temple, on the way to Shankamul. Southern Stupa lies south of the Lagankhel bus station, which provides a beautiful view of southern Patan. The western stupa lies beside the main road at Pulchowk covered in grass. East Stupa lies just across the Kathmandu Ring Road. 


  • Explore one of the oldest Royal palaces
  • Get to see many Hindu temples, statues, and shrines
  • Get to see cultural Newari People and their traditional houses


1. Patan Durbar Square (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
• Start your day by exploring Patan Durbar Square, located in the center of Patan city.
• Visit the old Royal Palace of Malla Kings, a UNESCO World Heritage site showcasing Newar architecture.
• Explore the numerous temples, statues, and ponds in the area, and admire the ancient cultural Newari houses.
• Take a stroll through the 136 courtyards and 55 major temples, experiencing the fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism.
2. Lunch at a Local Restaurant in Patan (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
• Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Patan, savoring Newari cuisine or other local specialties.
3. Krishna Mandir (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
• Visit Krishna Mandir, a significant temple built in 1667 by King Siddhi Narsingha Malla.
• Admire the three-storied building constructed in the Granthakuta style and the stone carvings depicting events from Mahabharata and Ramayana.
• Learn about the temple's importance, especially during the Krishna Asthami festival.
4. Vishwanath Temple (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
• Explore Vishwanath Temple, located in front of Manga Hiti, and guarded by two large stone elephants at the front entrance.
• Discover the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, featuring a lingam inside. Enjoy the views, especially during the evening.
5. The Ashoka Stupas Exploration (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
• Visit the four ancient Ashoka stupas that mark the boundaries of Patan.
• Explore the northern stupa near Kumbeshwor Temple, the southern stupa south of Lagankhel bus station, the western stupa beside the main road at Pulchowk, and the eastern stupa across the Kathmandu Ring Road.
• Enjoy the historical and cultural significance of these stupas, built 2500 years ago during the visit of the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka.
6. Dinner at Mangal Bazaar (6:30 PM onward)
• Conclude your day with dinner at Mangal Bazaar, a vibrant area in Patan known for its eateries and cultural ambiance.
• Explore the local flavors and perhaps interact with the friendly locals.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel Transportation (via car)
  • Admission Charges
  • Private Lodging
  • Car Commute
  • Meal Package (inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Expert Guide proficient in English
  • Taxes and Relevant Fees

Cost Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Charges
  • Gratuities and Tips
  • Personal Expenditures


What is Patan Durbar Square?

Patan Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the center of Patan city. It serves as the old Royal Palace of the Malla Kings and is known for its Newar architecture, numerous temples, statues, and ponds. The square is a cultural hub with 136 courtyards and 55 major temples.

What is the significance of Vishwanath Temple in Patan?

Vishwanath Temple, located in front of Manga Hiti in Patan, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built during the rule of Siddhi Narsingha Malla in 1627, the temple features a lingam inside. It is known for its stone elephants at the front entrance and offers excellent nighttime views.

How far is Patan from Kathmandu, and how can I get there?

Patan is located in the south-central part of the Kathmandu Valley, across the Bagmati River. It is very near to Kathmandu, and the distance is relatively short. You can reach Patan from Kathmandu by various means, including taxis, buses, or private transportation.

Are there entrance fees for the attractions in Patan?

Yes, there are entrance fees for some of the attractions in Patan, particularly at sites like Patan Durbar Square. The fees contribute to the maintenance and preservation of these historical and cultural heritage sites. Check the latest ticket prices and regulations before your visit.

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