Bhaktapur is a neighboring district of Kathmandu and it doesn’t even take a single hour to reach there from Kathmandu. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan are three cities inside Kathmandu Valley and all three cities have significant cultural history. Bhaktapur is an ancient cultural city famous for woodcarving and traditional cap. In Bhaktapur, don’t forget to taste the yogurt there as Bhaktapur is famous for Juju Dhau (the king of yogurt or curd) which is prepared by Newar ethnic group. The ancient royal palace of Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Durbar Square reflects the past glory of the Malla kings and the palace is one of the seven monuments for the designation of Kathmandu valley as UNESCO’s cultural site.
Other historical and cultural sites in Bhaktapur that you can visit include Nyatapola Temple, Palace of 55 Windows, Bhairavnath Temple, the National Art Gallery, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square. After admiring the cultural and historical sites of Bhaktapur, the tour heads to Namo Buddha. Located in Kavre District of Nepal, Namo Buddha is about 40 km away from the heart of the capital city. Namo Buddha is a peaceful and spiritual site of Buddhist away from crowds and commercialization. This place is a home to ancient Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, one of the major pilgrimage sites of Buddhists in Nepal. It has historical significance as it is believed that it was a place where Buddha, in his previous life as a prince sacrificed himself for the sake of hungry tigress and its dying cubs. The coo air there refreshes you and no doubt, Namo Buddha is one of the best sites for meditation. You can also visit the wonderful hill top there from where you can catch breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks.