Post breakfast, exploration of the the Patan Durbar Square. The Durbar Square are those places in Kathmandu where important structures like royal palaces, courtyards and temples built during the rule of the kings reside. From as early as 4th century AD till the 18th century AD, the durbar squares have been the centre of all political, religious and commercial activities. Intricately built in Newar architectural style, the Patan Durbar Square houses four Buddhist Stupas and three royal courtyards. The stupas are hemispherical structure which houses relics of the Buddha or any other Buddhist saints.
Post lunch, you will then explore the Swayambhunath Stupa. Located atop a hillock, the Swayambhunath Stupa is an important Buddhist shrine, which was built in the 5th century AD by king Manadev. There are other Buddhist and Hindu shrines besides the stupa, making the place significant for the people of both the faiths. The visitors have to climb a large number of stairs to reach the stupa. The hilltop offers beautiful, panoramic view of the valley.
You will then visit the Pashupatinath Temple, which is amongst the most sacred shrine of Lord Shiva in India and Nepal. Located on the banks of the Bagmati River, the temple has an impressive Pagoda style architecture. It is believed that the temple was constructed in 400 BC and went through a major overhaul in the 15th century. Since then, it has undergone many renovations and restoration works. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
The Patan Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple Complex and the Pashupatinath Temple are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.