90. Bhaktapur, Nepal
Why Bhaktapur, Nepal
I’ve not seen the medieval city of Bhaktapur, Nepal since the 2015 earthquake. I was there pre-earthquake. I’ve read though that most of the city is still intact although some of the streets and buildings are in rubble. So you should go as soon as you can.
Bhaktapur, Nepal is a small town southeast of Kathmandu in Nepal.
How To Get Here
There are no trains to Bhaktapur. Seat61 does talk about how to get to Kathmandu though from other places by train. After that its necessary to just hire a local driver to take you to Bhaktapir.
The nearest airport is the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal. Then you get driver or rent a car or take a bus.
The following airlines serve the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM):
Air Arabia (G9), Air Asia X (D7), Air China (CA), Air India (AI),Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG), Cathay Dragon (KA), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Druk Air (KB), Etihad Airways (EY), FlyDubai (FZ), IndiGo Airlines (6E), Jet Airways (9W), Korean Airlines (KE), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Nepal Airlines(RA), Oman Air (WY), Qatar Airways (QR), Regent Airways (RX), Sichuan Airlines (3U), SilkAir (MI), Thai Airways (TG), TOR Air (OD) and Turkish Airlines (TK).
You can take a bus to Bhaktapur from Kathmandu.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Hire A Local
This is the preferred method and the one I used. My driver knew the road, so that made it all easier.
Where To Stay
I stayed n Kathmandu, but you can choose to stay in Bhaktapur as there are a few places there. It will get cool in the nights so dress appropriately.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>>Here are some hotels in Kathmandu.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of places to find local food; just follow your nose. On the way up, there is a restaurant at the mid way point as well.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Bhaktapur is a city of temples nestled at the base of the mountains. The entire city is worth seeing, just walk around and take a look.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here are some tours from Viator for Nepal.
==>> Here is some information from Lonely Planet.
Currency:Nepalese Rupee (NPR)