Kirtipur Day tour - 1 Days

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You can absorb the atmosphere of a traditional walled town and its ancient architecture and observe the Newari culture.  Kirtipur is one of Nepal’s oldest towns 9 km far away from the central capital of Kathmandu. Settlements, but be warned, these days it is hard to tell where old towns ended and the next ones began. During this tour, you will gain insights into Buddhism and Hinduism.

Before unification, this city was governed by the rules of the paten kingdom as an independent and autonomous city. The city was designed as a fort structure. It had four entrances at the four corners of the city surrounded by a heavy wall. Because of the modernization of the city three-door of the three corners cannot be seen today but still, there is one entrance get at the west part of Kirtipur city known as Dev. Dhaka.

Where you will also learn about the bravery of the town’s residents battling against conquest in the 18th century. During the war of unification in 1767, King Prithivi Narayan shah, the rules of the Gorkha kingdom, and his troop fought three times. The first and second were in favor of Kirtipur and the last was a victory by the Gorkha. During the first Kirtipur war, Gorkhali troops were defeated by the Kirtipur warriors, during that war the commander of Gorkha troops, Kazi Kalu Panday was killed, and a hundred others. When Kalu Pandey was killed the Kirtipur people collected the weapons of Gorkhali soldiers and placed them at Bagh Bhairab temple, which can be seen nowadays.

It is said that Kirtipur city was constructed on a single stone thus it has no effect on earthquakes, during the earthquake of 1890, 1990 B.S., and 2015 A.D. Kathmandu city was mostly damaged highly but there was no effect of this earthquake at Kitripur. Very close to Kirtipur, the place called Vajungle, there is a cremation place which is Amazing still, and the people of Kirtipur are using only six pieces of wood to burn the dead body.

This is a practice of Kirtipur people till today. This is the one and only creation place of Kathmandu valley where people are using only six pieces of wood. In other places, people use more than 100k.g wood to burn dead bodies. Besides, there are many historical, cultural, and archeological places in Kirtipur. Many famous temples. Typical houses, great wood and stone carving, and typical Newari culture still can be seen in Kirtipur.

Trip Highlights

  • The Royal Palace of Lyaku.                 
  • Traditional areas of old Kirtipur.
  • Newari culture, food, and habitat.
  • Buddhist temple of Chithubihar.
  • Hindu and Buddhist Temple of Bagh Bhairab.
  • Hindu temple of Oma Maheshwar.
  • West entrance gate of Kirtipur, Dev Dhoka.                          -
  • Cremation site, Bhajungle.                               
  • Thai Buddhist Stupa.            

                                                                                                                   

 

Outline Itinerary:

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Day 01:Drive by car from Kathmandu to Kantipur for your day tour.

Our Tour Guide will come to pick you up at the hotel in time with a car to meet you at the hotel lobby and drive 5km southwest of Kathmandu. and the tour guide will show you places with each telling a historical definition of the place. and after finishing the tour of places will get a drive back to the hotel takes about 45-minutes to 1 hour Drive.

Trip Fact

  • Destination Nepal
  • Duration 1 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Activity Tour
  • Accomodation 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Car
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch
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