Bhaktapur - Nepal

Discover Bhakatpur

Many Nepalis refer to Bhaktapur as Bhadgaon (pronounced bud-gown) or Khwopa, which means ‘City of Devotees in Newari’ because of the three big squares filled with imposing temples housing some of the country’s finest religious architecture.

Bhaktapur is one of three mediaeval city-states in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kathmandu Valley. It was one of the best-preserved until the 2015 earthquake caused catastrophic devastation and loss of life. Only a few temples were destroyed, so there is still lots to see and the community relies heavily on tourism.

This is a great destination to witness the intricate tapestry of Nepal life. Wander along the narrow alleyways to find artisans chiselling timber and weaving cloth, whilst in the courtyards, you’ll see locals bathing, playing cards and collecting water.

The best way to see Bhaktapur

If you would like to visit Bhaktapur, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email for more information.