Patan Durbar Square: How To Reach: Travel Tips


Patan City which is known as the “city of Arts and Crafts” is located about 5 km south of Kathmandu on the southern side of the Bagmati River. Patan (now known as lalitpur) is one of 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu valley. The “city of fine arts” is best known for its artistic heritage. It is surrounded by Stupas at each four corners which are fundamental points of Patan and these stupas are built by the famous royal leader Ashoka. Patan Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments in the company of bronze gateways, guardian divine being and amazing carvings that’s why  many guests approach here to see these monuments. Patan Durbar square is occupied oby ancient places, temples, and shrines distinguished for their lovely carvings.

Awe-inspiring impressions at historical square:

  1. Patan Museum – considered as one of the best museums in Asia.
  2. Hiranya Varna Mahavihar – three- story golden pagoda of lord
  3. Golden Window – built for King Siddhi Narasingha malla and his devotion to Lord Krishna.
  4. Mahabouddha Temple – temple of Buddha built entertainingly in the Hindu Shikara style: have five golden pinnacles.
  5. Golden Temple – golden temple of Buddha in Patan / built in the 12th century
  6. Krishna Temple – only temple in Nepal to have 21 shrines and is completely made of stone.

How to reach Patan Durbar Square?

To help you getting to Patan Durbar Square from Trivuban International Airport, we have the following guidelines to go through:

  1. By Taxi: Taxi is always the easiest option if you want to get anywhere in kathmandu valley so just make sure that before you step into the taxi you clearly mention the name (Lagankhel is the pivotal destination) of destination you want to go to the driver and it will be good to negotiate the cost as well after that He will take you to the Patan Durbar Square directly and from there you can explore the majestic durbar square
  2. By Bus followed by a walk:  Bus is the way of experiencing local lifestyle of Nepal so when you walk out of the airport, just look for the buses to “Lagankhel. It won’t be much hard to find these buses because the bus conductors will be shouting their destination “Lagankhel Lagankhel” so, get on to the bus and once you reach Lagankhel, from there you have to walk to Patan Durbar. It’s a fascinating walk and you won’t regret it.

From Thamel:

Walk from Thamel to Ratna Park around 2 kms. There just ask for which bus goes to Lagankhel. From there you have to walk to Patan Durbar
Note: You probably could check if a direct bus to Lagankhal is there from “Ratna Park”. Keep small changes handy as the buses are going to be crowded and cramped and you may not be able to dig deep in your pockets!

Entrance fee

Patan Durbar Square Tourist Fee

Patan Durbar Square Tourist Fee

Foreigners : NRS 1000.

  • Ticket booths are at all the main entrance points into the square.
  • A Patan Durbar square ticket is only valid for that day!

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