Theme: Explore Sauraha (later changed to Explore Patan due to Nepal bandh)
Hiking Route: Kalimati-Bishalnagar; Itachhen-Bishalnagar; Bishalnagar-Patan Durbar Square
Time: 1-4 hours depending on the individual’s home
Day: September 28, 2008
Team: BalL, BhaskarB, KeshabG, RajendraB, SudeepG, RaghuR
Photos By: BhaskarB, BalL
Caption By: SudeepG
Creative Support: DijupT, AshishS
Rookie Scribe: A visit to Patan Darbar Square and Yala Mahotsav
– Keshab Ghimire
It was to be the first hiking in which I participated since I joined D2. Due to Nepal Banda, the scheduled ‘Explore Sauraha’ hiking trip was cancelled. Three of us had gathered in the office premises in the morning; some of us braving the silent roads and walking all the way to office – a warm up! Most of the people who could be contacted where informed of the cancellation. Then, Bhaskar Dai proposed to go for “Yala Mahotsav, Patan” on foot. Three persons from office and three waiting at Tripureshor agreed and gathered at Thapathali. From there, we walked towards Patan and entered the Mahotsav from Pulchowk side. Some snapshots were captured and finally we reached Patan Darbar Square.
Since I am from outside the valley and I passed my school and intermediate level at Palpa, my home place, I had not gotten any opportunity to visit Patan Darbar Square. I only had read about Patan in books and other magazines and it was known to me that the area was listed as a World Heritage Site. So I was really interested to go. I got the opportunity to visit that place only at the time when I came to Kathmandu for my higher study. I found the area enriched with lots of ancient arts and majestic architecture. People were devoted and simple. It made me think how much effort the people who worked at the Square had to make at the time. I enjoyed the arts and architecture with awe. I visited the museum there and got several opportunities to watch several musical concerts at different occasions. Many times, I used to go and stay there with my friends in the evening. It instilled in me an unusual peace of mind. I have many happy memories and feelings associated with Patan Darbar Square.
Once again we had reached there at last Sunday coincidently otherwise we would be on highway at that time for our scheduled hiking at Sauraha. However once again I got the opportunity to be at Patan Darbar Square with several very interesting colleagues. We took lots of snap shots there. I learnt different things and gained good deal of experience. We got separated at about ten thirty in the morning. That short and a sweet hiking became a wonderful unforgettable event in my life.
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15 thoughts on “Explore Patan”
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Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is really annoying. A good web site with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?
Here’s comes Shutterbug’s Pictures Rating.
Perfect Shot: ’20 Buddham saranam gacchami’
Lucky Shot: ’25 Promise I didn`t frighten them’
Creative Shot: ’38 Copper inscription at the museum gate’
Well composed shot: ’22 Colours of Life’
Candid Shot: ’40 Lights and shades’
Lazy Shot: ’23 Krishna Mandir Temple’
Prize Winning Shot: > ’20 Buddham saranam gacchami’
I know I am late in rating pictures of ‘feature posting’ here in EU but I have a good reason to share why I am late. You’ll get to know this
It has been almost three weeks now – no new Featured? Has D2 stopped hiking/traveling/exploring?
➡ u guys had been the nepali tourist. got to visit the Yala Mahotsav which i missed. thank u. 😆
thanks to KeshavG for good link and you guys have done a good job..enjoyed and cleverly captured the event so smartly….it has helped for enhancing antariik paryatan of Nepal. Best of Luck to all Guyz..and Festival wishes to you all
Look at it this way bro – Garud is the king of certain species of birds, ain’t it?
Pic no 24, I think its Garud not a king. Any nice substitute for Chitwan, at least you all get to go on a elephant safari
Nice pics… but some are repeated
Thanks for putting this out. It captures the early morning “setting-up” as it were of the whole event. It got too crowded in the afternoon and evenings.
Sometimg maintaining routine is tough job at least you people did it.