Places to stay near Kathmandu Durbar Square
Reviews of Kathmandu Durbar Square • 7
Kathmandu: Capital and largest city in Nepal (Day 1 to 3)While there are a lot of things said about the capital city, like it is dirty or over-crowded. But we would say with confidence that any such complaints about Kathmandu would be cancelled out with the wealth of attractions the Nepal city holds!Dirtiness is a judgment of value, that can vary based on cultures. Crowds though there represent the soul of the place.
The last stop of the day was Kathmandu Durbar Square, large parts of which were also lost to earthquake. I still loved walking around here. A large open Durbar area, filled with numerous souvenir stalls surrounded by beautiful roof top cafes and restaurants. What a great juxtaposition of new and old! The indianness in us, oozing out at each stall, haggling away for a few hundred rupees. We wished to go to a few other places but our tired legs gave up.We zeroed in on Black Olives Cafe for dinner, a lovely cafe close to our hotel at Thamel. Good food, Gorkha and Everest beer and great company.. one couldn't ask for more.
Quite busy and in the old part of town, it mandates a visit too; as much for the history and architecture, as for the bustling markets on your way !
I am heart broken by this news of earthquake in Nepal. It is hard for me to believe that last month i have spend my life's some beautiful moments here in Nepal and now Hundred of Lives lost, Heritage sites crumbled down to the ground. After checking all my photographs which I have taken in Nepal and the crumbled photos of heritage sites in Nepal on internet i got upset. I was there at the same location at the same building last month and now that building was crumbled down to the ground. Kathmandu durbar square is situated in the heart of Kathmandu city. This place is fully surrounded by local markets. restaurants & hotels.
Your Kathmandu visit is totally not worth it if you have not been to the Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the heart of Kathmandu.
This important historical attraction has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you will certainly want to include a tour of the area in the itinerary. Durbar Square's Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex is the main attraction here. The striking palace was named in honor of the monkey god, Hanuman, and a statue of the unusual deity stands at the main entranceway. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial museum and the Mahendra Museum. At the southern end of the Durbar Square there is the most curious attraction in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. You would be able to see a Kumari House, where the Living Goddess of Nepal resides. You can take a three wheeled rickshaw in the Durbar Square and have a short trip on this interesting place. If you are lucky enough and the driver of rickshaw is interesting, you would be able to know the hidden things about the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes visiting old market like Ason & Indra Chowk gives true history of one of the oldest states of ancient Nepal. The main highlights of Old Kathmandu city are Kathmandu Durbar Square with Museum, Kumari Ghar, Hanuman Dhoka and many other temples dotted inside Durbar Square area.