In 1744, Prithvi Narayan Shah, descendent of Dravya Shah, who was the founder of the Gorkha dynasty, began a conquest march in the Kathmandu Valley, capturing and unifying Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, and the smaller towns of the Valley under one rule.After a period of instability and a bloody coup in 1846, Jang Bahadur Kunwar Ranaji took control of Nepal.Introduction Trivia & Quick Points Particulars Facts & Information: History Culture Travel & Tourism: City Highlights What to Do & See Where to Stay Getting There & Away Getting Around Nepal Travel Guides Related & Relevant Links Image Copyright Note Advertise on this Site - Official Language: Nepal Bhasa - Area of municipality: 6.88 sq.km - Latitude/ Longitude: 27° 36' to 27° 44' N, 85 ° 21' to 85 ° 21' E - Altitude: 1400 m - Calling codes: Nepal country code: 977, City code: 1 - Time Zone: NPT (UTC ) - Currency: Nepali Rupee (NRS) - Climate: Dry season: October - May; Wet (Monsoon) season: June - September.A few of these are: * Dashain, the longest festival of the year, lasting 15 days.
Bhaktapur is rich in architectural beauty, filled with ancient Hindu and Buddhist religious sites, and palaces and courtyards where tourists can easily spend days absorbing the traditions and culture of the Newars.
The Nepalese light up their homes with candles, oil lamps, and other lights to invite the goddess Laxmi in.
They also worship crows, dogs, and cows during this festival and set aside one day to honor brothers.
It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley.
The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan.