Bhaktapur in Nepal Kathmandu A visit to Bhaktapur in Nepal Kathmandu the old royal capital. Bhaktapur in Sanskrit language means 'The Town of Devotees", the city is also known as Khwopa or Bhadgaon. Located 14 km east of Kathmandu and can be reached by public transport. A day-trip is a popular tourist itinerary and very interesting!. For 1st Nepali video click here Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur Nepal Kathmandu is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan. Bhaktapur Nepal Kathmandu is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines. Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur Nepal Kathmandu is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas.