Bhaktapur is an ancient town of the Newars people (indigenous people of Nepal) in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, about 13 km from the capital city Kathmandu. It is located in the Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone.
Bhaktapur was the largest of the three Newar kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, and was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. Today it is the third largest city in the Kathmandu Valley with a population of more than 300,000, of which the vast majority are still Newars, speaking a distinctly different form of the Nepals Bhasa language.
Bhaktapur has the best preserved Palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal, and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks.
The town is famous for special type of curd called “Ju Ju dhau”. It is the pride of these curd makers that the taste of curd prepared here cannot be foundanywhere else in Nepal.