To a seasoned and frequent traveler, it can be quite frustrating of having to visit the regular tourist filled countries. Sometimes, it can be quite refreshing to take the road less travelled and visit places not on the regular popular tourist destinations such as Patan. In close proximity to the capital of Nepal, Patan is known as one of the largest cities of the country. Also called Manigal or Lalitpur, this city boasts a rich culture and features many traditional handicrafts, palaces, statues and temples.
If you are looking for cheap flights to Patan, the best option is to get a flight to Kathmandu, which houses the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you are on a budget and you would like to save on travel expenses to Patan, there are available cheap means of transportation from Kathmandu which include micro-buses and buses. If you are faint of heart, it is advised to take a cab instead. Once you get to Patan, it is advised to go on foot to be able to see as much of the city as you can. Just like Kathmandu, this city has a Durbar Square which houses a Palace which was the residence of many rulers of the state. It is also the home to a museum. While in the area, one can also visit the many temples located beside the square. Some of these temples include the Golden Temple, the Mahaboudha Temple and the Rudravarna Mahavihar to name a few.
Once you have had your fill of the many temples of the city, one can easily take a stroll to enjoy and bask in its beautiful and calming sights and sounds. After enjoying the landscapes of Patan, a travel day will not be complete without a little bit of shopping. Patan is a city which is proud to offer a wide variety of handicraft and other unique items. Whether it is academic textbooks, traditional paintings and Buddha masks, you are sure to find the perfect souvenir to bring home.
When in search for hotels in Patan, it is easy to find cheap and mid range accommodations such as Hira Guest House, Sanu’s House, Newa Chen and Cafe de Patan. Most of these places have great views and are a short distance to tourist spots. Cheap flights to Patan are not yet readily available.