Guys its a saying when you are in Nepal then there is mandate to explore Durbar square. A tour of this square can be said as the tour of the country’s history.And one of the important & fantastic thing about this is that it continues to play an important role in the lives of all dwellers of the beautiful valley of Kathmandu.
We were in kathmandu & headed towards exploring this square. This square is famous for its renowned numerous interesting temples such as kumari ghar, shiv parbati temple, jagannath temple, bill bell, Old palace area, hanuman dhoka & many more.
We took a local rickshaw to reach this place & the first thing which came to mind that this beautiful square is divided into 2 sub areas i.e. the outer & inner complex. Heading towards our eyes were completely astonished by all the carvings & architecture which is exceptionally beautifully incarnated & we found the most beautiful structure is the hanuman dhoka durbar sqaure.
This place has history attached to it as saying are that hanuman's assisted to noble rama during the exciting events of ramayan. Exploring more & more this place we also came to know that cloaked in red & sheltered by an umbrella hanuman statue is at the entrance (known as dhoka) which completely astonished our eyes.At this palace by contacting to local fellas we came to know that major big festival are celebrated of nepal like Dashain, Indrajatra & so many according to there ritual.
One can also find courtyards here like kernel chok, mul chok, mohan Chok, nasal Chok & sundari chok & many other. Guys apart from the attractions this place says a lot about the history as early construction is believed to be around 3rd century.The major development is believed to have been boosted under the reign of the king Pratap malla. This durbar square gives the feeling of ancient cultural civilization of Nepal which is so much mesmerizing to the eyes.
Guys apart from this square there are other 2 gates famously known as patan durbar square & Bhaktapur Durbar Square & guys importantly all these 3 are UNESCO world heritage sites.
Heading towards towards the end where we found temples, idols,open courts, water fountain & more which proves an peace to the eyes. One thing about these structures is that all are built in the Pagoda style embellished with intricately exteriors.
Another magnificent structure we came across is taleju temple which is built in 1564 by Mahendra Malla which is standing on a 12 stage plinth which is reaching 35 meters in height & giving an astonishing view to our eyes because this structure architecture is beautifully incarnated.
Overall this place is mandate to visit if one is in kathmandu as i can conclude it by saying that its in the heart of old Kathmandu city in which never fails to impress a traveler with its intricate wood carvings and rich history & also surrounded by concrete buildings, chaotic modern city. Guys if you are in Kathmandu then surely include this place in your schedule.