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ABOUT

Patan Heritage

Lalitpur is believed to have been founded in the third century BC by the Kirat dynasty and later expanded by Licchavis in the sixth century. It was further expanded by the Mallas during the medieval period.

There are many legends about its name. The most popular one is the legend of the God Rato Machhindranath, who was brought to the valley from Kamaru Kamachhya, located in Assam, India, by a group of three people representing the three kingdoms centered in the Kathmandu Valley.

Discover the various tourist places of Patan and visit them to experience the culture of Lalitpur. Also locate the local businesses of the area with the help of the map below.

Patan lies about 5 km from the Kathmandu. It is a city of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. Lalitpur is the another name of this city which 'means the city of beauty'. The city is known as the paradise of fine arts. Here are a few popular places you may visit in Patan.

Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
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Kwalakhu Road, Patan

Hidden away from the crowded streets and crossroads of the ancient city of Lalitpur (Patan/Yala) is one of the most intriguing, most elegant, and most ornate Buddhist monuments of Nepal: the monastery called Hiranya Varna Mahavihar.  To tourists it is more often known as The Golden Temple. T...

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Patan Durbar Square
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Mangal Bazar, Patan, Lalitpur

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. The Durbar Square...

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Rudra Varna Mahavihar
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Patan, Lalitpur

Ruravarna Mahavihar is a 1500 year old Buddhist monastery full of Nepalese art, architecture and archeological fantasies. This is the one of the 15 major monasteries in Lalitpur. The monastry has its own communal family, those who take Buddhism by performing "Chudakarma" ceremony by t...

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Kumbheshwar Temple
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Patan, Lalitpur

Kumbheshwar Temple (Nepali: कुम्भेश्वर मन्दिर) is one of the oldest temples, situated 200m from the northern part of Patan Durbar Square. It was built in the 14th century (around 1392) by King Jayasthiti Malla that makes it the oldest temple in Patan. It is one of the t...

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BOOK A HOMESTAY

Experience City Homestay in Nepal! Our initiative is to promote Homestay Ecotourism putting local people and sustainability at the center of tourism. There are also a number of lodges, guest houses and hotels in Patan where your stay will be cherished.

Homestay 3.9
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Lalit Heritage Home

Mangal Bazar

16

5530021

www.lalitheritagehome.com

Homestay 3.8
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Hiranya Guest House

Nakabahil, Patan

16

5535857

www.hiranya.com.np

Homestay 4.0
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Mahabuddha Guest House

Okubahal, Patan

6

9841591385

nfosterm@wlink.com.np

Hotel 1.7
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The Inn Patan

Swotha, Patan

11

5547834

www.theinnpatan.com

EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Nepal is very rich in culture. Lalitpur is one of the 75 districts of Nepal where we can experience pure Newari traditions by attending the various events and festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. Here are a number of the most celebrated festivals of Patan with their detailed information.

April/May

Bhoto Jatra

Bhoto Jatra

Bhoto Jātrā aka Buṅga Dyaḥ Jātrā (Newari: बुंग द्यः जात्रा) is a chariot procession honori...

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Sep/Oct

Indra Jatra

Indra Jatra

Indra Jātrā as it is most commonly known as Yenyā (Nepal Bhasa: येँयाः) is the bigges...

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Oct/Nov

Kartik Naach

Kartik Naach

‘Kartik nach’ is a special dance performed in Patan previously for the whole month Karti...

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Feb/March

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shiva...

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Samir Deula

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Patan Heritage android & IOS applications are available for download for free from their respective stores. One can easily navigate around Patan with the help of the map provided in the application.

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