As it is said “Spare moments are the gold dust of time”, Patan in Nepal is one such place to make your honeymoon wonderful as it is once in a lifetime experience.
Honeymoon voyage to Patan Durbar Square
The city of Patan is the oldest of all the three cities of the Kathmandu valley. This city is best known for its architectural heritage and is one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world. The city has 4 stupas on the 4 corners of Patan which was believed to have been built by Emperor Ashoka and is one of the most elegant architectural structures of which Patan is proud of. The idea of this beautiful city is to show the different facets of Buddhist and Hindu cultural colors and make the honeymoon even more colorful.
Best time to visit:
The best months to visit Patan are from January to April and October to December. On an average, the warmest months are from April to September. However, January is the coldest month and the rainiest months are July and August and must be avoided to visit Patan.
How to reach:
By Flight: Tribhuvan International Airport is the nearest airport in Nepal and you can hire a taxi or car from the airport and reach Patan.
By Road: After reaching Kathmandu you can hire a car or taxi to reach Patan which is located at a distance of 7 kilometers. It takes just 23 minutes approximately.
By Rail: There are no trains available in Kathmandu.
When you plan out your honeymoon trip it is not possible to leave for your destination without any proper information and for this there are many trusted travel agencies who will offer you the best packages with an affordable Nepal honeymoon package cost for your memorable honeymoon vacation in Nepal.
Major attractions of Patan Durbar Square:
There are many other famous attractions in Patan Durbar square other than just visiting the palace.
1. Patan Museum:
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This museum is famous for specializing in bronze statues and religious objects. It is considered to be one of the best museums in Asia.
2. Hiranya Varna Mahavira:
This golden pagoda is located inside Kwabadehul. It has three stories and a statue of Lokeshwar built in the twelfth century by King Bhaskar Verma. It is famous as the golden temple and the upper story of the pagoda are decorated with golden images of Buddha and a large prayer wheel.
3. Mahabouddha Temple:
This Buddha temple was built interestingly in the Hindu Shikara style which has five golden pinnacles. They are all in the shape of a stupa and all have different five symbolic elements.
4. Golden Temple:
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his golden temple of Buddha in Patan is the oldest and the richest and is the most famous monument. It was built in the 12th century and is very popular for its beautiful gold works shining brightly.
5. Krishna Temple:
It is one of the most important temples in Patan Durbar Square which was built in the Shikhara style and was unique in its own way. The temple was built in 1637 by the King Siddhi Narasimha Malla and now the square is crowded with thousands of pilgrims visiting this temple during Krishnasthami.
The layout of the palace:
There are three main courtyards in the palace and beside that there are elegant temples, religious shrines and historical places all noted for their beautiful carvings and display of ancient Newari architecture.
1. Keshav Narayan Chowk:
This chowk is inside the Patan Museum, to the north of the Mul Chowk. At the center of the chowk is the famous Keshav Narayan temple which has given its name to this courtyard.
2. Mul Chowk:
It is the main, the largest and the famous courtyard among the three chowk. At the center of the chowk is located with Vidya Temple and Taleju Temple.
3. Sundari Chowk:
Sundari Chowk is situated on the south of the Mul Chowk. It is designed with a sunken tank town which is known as Tusha Hiti. It is smaller than Mul Chowk and is now open to the public.
An insight into the history of Nepal
Nepal is much more than the Himalayas and Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu clearly illustrates this. This ancient city is a basket filled with a treasure trove of unusual architecture and exquisite art values. Spending your honeymoon at this iconic city is the best you can achieve for while in Nepal.