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Enjoy a private excursion to the twin village to see village life and a typical Newari village close to Kathmandu with Bungamati Khokana Tour.
Enjoy a private guided Twin Village excursion near Kathmandu Valley. Explore Newari culture, Village life, and traditions by visiting Bungamati and Khokana.
The twin village of Bungamati and Khokana lies South of the UNESCO Heritage site Patan. Being close to a city, the twin village of Bungamati and Khokana still preserve ancient traditions, Newari culture, and typical village lifestyle.
The narrow lanes of Bungamti offer an excellent opportunity to witness Newari’s daily life, and Khokana village, located at close distance, provides a glimpse of century-old farming techniques and people’s dependency on the same.
Bungamati is home to the first stele of the Licchavi king Amshuverma. This stele dates to 605 AD. It mentions Kailashkut Bhawan palace. This evidence shows that Bungamati had already been a famous village for agriculture, livestock, and fishing.
The major attraction of Bungamati village is the Sikhara-style temple of Rato Machhindranath. Machhindranath is regarded as the patron of the valley. The temple is located in the middle of the village. It is believed that for six months, Machindranath stayed at Bungamati and six months at Patan. The chariot procession bringing back to Bungmati, also known as “Rato Machindra Jatra,” is considered one of the important annual festivals inside Kathmandu Valley.
Khokana is another typical Newari village. It is also known as the Living Museum, expressing medieval times and showcasing the valley lifestyle. Newars are the inhabitant of the village and mainly engage in farming activity. While exploring this village, you will witness the people’s daily activities. The most common sights are women sitting outside the house usy spinning, men crushing seeds, and other daily activities. Khokana village is also famous for its unique mustard-oil harvesting process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds to extract the oil.
Explore unique cultures and villages close to Kathmandu by undertaking Twin Village Excursion with us, a private guided excursion.
Highlight of Bungamati Khokana Tour
Tour Theme: Cultural Excursion
Destination Covered: Bungamati and Khokana Villages
Tour Type: Private Guided Tour
Language Available: German, Italian, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French
Highlights: Newari Culture, Traditions, Heritage, and Village Life