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Bhaktapur lies only a short distance from the capital, but it could be another planet, so great is the difference in the atmosphere and sense of history. It really feels, despite the gradual encroachment of satellite dishes, that little has changed here for centuries.

BhaktapurThere are so many points of interest between the focal centers of Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square and Dattatraya Square that it would be impossible to detail them all.

A stroll through the town at a leisurely pace, however, will leave you with a sense of awe and enchantment at the beautifully preserved setting, which nevertheless has a prosaic life of its own.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Bhaktapur

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Bhaktapur, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Bhaktapur

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bhaktapur. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Garden Restaurant, Bhadgaon Guest House, Bhaktapur

      Bhadgaon Guest House

      Simple

      The Bhadgaon Guest House is located right on one of Bhaktapur's main squares and is great for exploring the city. The hotel features simple but comfortable guest rooms that are built in a traditional Newari style with plenty of character.

    • Superior Room, Hotel Heritage, Bhaktapur

      Hotel Heritage

      Medium

      Hotel Heritage in Bhaktapur is an authentic experience of Nepal's ancient cultural heritage.