The splendid day city tour of Bhaktapur and Baudhanath is an awesome experience to gain. Home to religious wonders Bhaktapur and Baudhanath are two separate destinations for Hindu and Buddhist respectively. From ancient temples to stupa, you will experience the burst of religious knowledge.
Bhaktapur, 12km away from hectic Kathmandu city to somewhat peaceful and ancient beauties, is one of the UNESCO heritage sites. Founded during the 12th century by King Anand Dev Malla is well preserved and free from motor traffic. The cobbled street filled with temples has rich traditional handicrafts and is the best place to purchase pottery.
Bouddhanath is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bauddhanath. They established many gumbas, and the “Little Tibet” of Nepal was born. This “Little Tibet” is still the best place in the Valley to observe Tibetan lifestyle. Monks walk about in maroon robes. Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands, and the rituals of prostration are presented to the Buddha as worshippers circumambulate the stupa on their hands and knees, bowing down to their lord.
Baudhanath is also a place to try various cuisines like Laphing, Thenduk etc which will definitely fulfill your hunger for newer taste.
Arrival in Kathmandu