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Patan is famed for its beautiful Patola silk textiles, produced by the laborious double-ikat method. Both the warp (lengthways) and weft (transverse) threads are painstakingly tie-dyed to create the pattern before the weaving process begins. It takes about six months to make one sari, which might cost ₹180,000.

The other reason for visiting Patan is for its huge, spectacular step-well, Rani-ki-Vav, easily the most impressive in Gujarat.


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$896 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 6-Night Golden Triangle and Nepal Tour from Delhi

Day 1: New Delhi - AgraBe picked up from the Delhi airport, your hotel or other location in Delhi or Gurgaon. Then tour Delhi seeing the 11th century Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was an early example of Mughal architecture; Bahai Temple, also known as the Lotus Temple (closed Mondays); and India Gate, a war memorial. Also, you will drive by the Parliament House, the President's Palace and Secretariat buildings. Afterwards, drive to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at 4-star hotel Four Points Sheraton or similar.Day 2: Agra - Jaipur (B)At sunrise, visit the world famous monument of love, The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, visit the historic Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Afternoon transfer to Jaipur. Overnight at 4-star hotel Lemon Tree Premier or similar.Day 3: Jaipur - Delhi (B)After breakfast, proceed to tour the majestic Amber Fort, situated on top of Amber Hill. Later, stop for photos at the Lake Palace (Jal Mahal) and the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Then, visit the Maharaja's City Palace, the royal residence of the former King of Jaipur. After that, visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astronomical observation site from the 18th century, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later in the evening, drive back to Delhi. Overnight at 4-star hotel The Hans or similar.Day 4: Fly Delhi - Kathmandu (B)After breakfast, fly to Kathmandu, Nepal, and be met upon arrival to be transferred to your hotel. Rest or visit the Thamel market on your own. Overnight at 4-star hotel Shankar or similar.Day 5: Kathmandu (B)After breakfast, visit Boudha Nath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, the temple of the Living Goddess and the old Royal Palace, Kasthamandup. Your last stop is Hanuman Dhoka, or Hanuman Gate. Overnight at 4-star hotel Shankar or similar.Day 6: Kathmandu - Patan - Bhaktapur - Nagarkot (B)After breakfast, Sightseeing tour of Patan - A city of architecture and fine arts. Tour of Bhaktapur city - Kathmandu valleys most medieval city also known as Bhadgaon. Continue to Nagarkot, an excellent spot to view the snowy mountain peaks and spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Overnight at 4-star hotel Club Himalaya or similar.Day 7: Nagarkot - Kathmandu and Fly to Delhi (B)Enjoy the sunrise and the view of the mountains, and after breakfast, you will be driven to Kathmandu airport.*Note: Flight from Delhi - Kathmandu - Delhi is not included in tour price.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Patan Modhera Day Trip from Ahmedabad

Meet your guide at hotel lobby in Ahmedabad at 09.00 am and leave to Patan. Patan is an ancient fortified town which was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. He named the city Anhilpur Patan or "Anhilwad Patan" after his close friend and Prime Minister Anhil shepherd. Historian Tertius Chandler estimates that Anhilwara was the tenth-largest city in the world in the year 1000 with a population of approximately 100,000. You will visit Rani ki vav, a stepwell in Patan that is an excellent example of subterranean architecture Sahastralinga Talav. The architecture of this tank integrated the great sense of water management and sanctity of water in the Hindu religion. The Khan Sarovar is located just outside the South Gate.Make a stop for lunch where you will get to choose the cuisine and restaurant your are interested at your own expense. After lunch continue on to visit Modhera. There you will see The Sun Temple, a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, 25 km from Mehsana and 102 km from Ahmedabad. You will see the main hall and shrine all reached through a complex, pillared pavilion with beautiful columns and magnificent carvings decorating it's hall. At the end of your journey at 4:30pm, sit back and relax on the drive back to your centrally located hotel in Ahmedabad.

$45 Tours & Sightseeing

Patan and Bhaktapur Private Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Breakfree Adventures - Private Day Tours, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionCollect your free T-shirt from Breakfree Adventures office in Maharajgung.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionBhaktapur Durbar SquareDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Durbar (Central) Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionDurbar (Central) Square PatanDuration: 2 hours

$50 Private & Custom Tours

Patan Darbar square, Bhaktapur darbar square and Changu Narayan Temple in 1 day

Patan Durbar Square: Located in 7 Km south east of Kathmandu and founded in the 3rd century AD, Patan is the oldest among the 3 cities in the valley. Patan, historically known as Lalitpur  (city of fine arts), has fascinating Hindu and Buddhist monuments with finest craft since time immemorial. The royal palace square, surrounding shrines and courtyards are praiseworthy monuments during your trip in Nepal. The palace, a number of pagodas,  Shikhara style Krishna temple made of stone, classic craftsmanship, nearby five– storied Kumbheshwar temple and the golden temple are some of the main highlights of Patan. Though we can see ancient temples, Stupas and monasteries in the city, Durbar square consists of monuments from 16th and 17th century in general. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This Square is an open museum holding exciting palace, courtyards, royal bath, sculptures, pagodas, Shikhara style temples and Buddhist monastery along with exclusive architecture. In other words, this is the most beautiful Durbar you visit in your Nepal tours. Though 1934 earthquake brought bad luck to its structure, still the remaining monuments are the finest examples of the medieval excellence. Just near the square, you will visit the traditional painting School, the dying art of Nepal which is the best souvenir from Nepal.  Besides palace complex, five storied temple with most appreciated architecture, the Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square and Peacock window are some other things to see in Bhaktapur. The hilltop temple of Changu Narayan, located 4 kilometers north of Bhaktapur, is the oldest Vishnu shrine in Kathmandu Valley. Founded as early as 325 AD, it is one of Nepal’s most beautiful and historically important structures. Reconstructed in 1702 following its destruction by fire, the two-storey temple has many intricate carvings of the ten incarnations of Vishnu and different multi-armed Tantric goddesses. Changu Narayan’s true gems, however, are the Lichhavai period (4th to 9th centuries) stone, wood, and metal carvings in the courtyard surrounding the main temple. Apart from the main temple there are other shrines dedicated to Shiva, Chinna Masta (Kali), Ganesh and Krishna found in the courtyard. A pilgrimage to the temple of Chinna Masta, considered to be the mother goddess worshipped at the site in prehistoric times, is held here each year in the Nepali month of Baisaakh (April-May). The Changu Narayan Temple is one of seven structures cited by UNESCO as demonstrating the historic and artistic achievements that make the Kathmandu Valley a World Heritage Site.

$32 Private & Custom Tours

Kathmandu 2 days tour private car and guide, cover major highlights

Day 1. Kathmandu Nepal one day tour starts from your hotel in Kathmandu, where our city tour guides will accompany you around places of great interest of five to six hours with fascinating times around impressive places within the city. Visit Resident and Living quarter of famous Kumari regarded as Living-Goddess (a young girl picked before reaching puberty period, retires after reaching woman-wood with first period). From here heading towards a famous Landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal at Swayambhunath old Stupa, a Buddhist Stupa or Chaitya of more than 2,600 years old with mystical eyes of Lord Buddha around four cardinal North-South-East and West, a nice spot and a monument with super panorama of Kathmandu city and its valley with views of snow-capped mountains. After an interesting tour heading towards eastern side of Kathmandu city at holiest of all holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva with masterpiece golden roofed and silver four sided doors with Phallus depicting Shiva. From Pashupatinath our tour takes you to Bouddhanath Stupa / Chaitya, located north of Pashupatinath where you can witness Buddhist culture around Bouddhanath also called as ‘Little Tibet’ due to its Tibetan culture and origin of people that lives around. Day 2 Patan Durbar Square: Located in 7 Km south east of Kathmandu and founded in the 3rd century AD, Patan is the oldest among the 3 cities in the valley. Patan, historically known as Lalitpur  (city of fine arts), has fascinating Hindu and Buddhist monuments with finest craft since time immemorial. The royal palace square, surrounding shrines and courtyards are praiseworthy monuments during your trip in Nepal. The palace, a number of pagodas,  Shikhara style Krishna temple made of stone, classic craftsmanship, nearby five– storied Kumbheshwar temple and the golden temple are some of the main highlights of Patan. Though we can see ancient temples, Stupas and monasteries in the city, Durbar square consists of monuments from 16th and 17th century in general.Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This Square is an open museum holding exciting palace, courtyards, royal bath, sculptures, pagodas, Shikhara style temples and Buddhist monastery along with exclusive architecture. In other words, this is the most beautiful Durbar you visit in your Nepal tours. Though 1934 earthquake brought bad luck to its structure, still the remaining monuments are the finest examples of the medieval excellence. Just near the square, you will visit the traditional painting School, the dying art of Nepal which is the best souvenir from Nepal.  Besides palace complex, five storied temple with most appreciated architecture, the Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square and Peacock window are some other things to see in Bhaktapur.

$590 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Kathmandu

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Check in hotel. Hang around in tourist place thamel. Overnight at 3 star Hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or the Address Kathmandu Hotel) Day02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple.The square, situated in the heart of the city, consists of enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. There are three main courtyards or chowks, so named central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk in the square. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal bath called Tushahity. Overnight at 3 star Hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or the Address Kathmandu Hotel)  Day03: Drive/Fly Lumbini.After taking breakfast, we will move towards Lumbini. Overnight at Hotel peace palace or similarDay04: Lumbini Sightseeing. Is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupendahi district of Nepal. It is sometimes claimed to be the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha lived between roughly 623 and 543 BCE. Lumbini is one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath.Lumbini was where the Buddha lived until the age of 29. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and others under construction. Also located here is the Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath, as well as the remains of Kapilvastu palace. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, achieved ultimate awakening and finally relinquished earthly form. Overnight at Hotel peace palace or similar Day05: Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at 3 star Hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or the Address Kathmandu Hotel) Day06: Departure. After breakfast at Hotel, Free time until departure time, then we will give private transport for departure to airport.