Kathmandu Durbar Square

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There are several compelling reasons why Kathmandu Durbar square has earned a stellar reputation as a premier destination for vacationers.

Locally referred to as Basantapur, the location is recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site and is integral to Kathmandu's history.

The location has a deep historical value due to having been present for several coronation rituals. The breathtaking places of worship and the expansive courtyards contribute significantly to the overall attractiveness of this location.

Things to do at Kathmandu Durbar Square:

  • Pay a visit to the House of Kumari:

Because there are so many different facades in one location, the site might sometimes give the impression of being unreal. One of the most accurate depictions of this can be found at the Kumari house's crossroads. Since the Malla era of Nepali history, the Kumari home, which can be found directly across the street from the famous white palace of Gaddi Baithak, has been standing firm. Besides being home to one of the most significant deities in the Newar Pantheon, it is also home to one of the incredible works of woodcraft the Newar people have ever produced.

As you climb higher, you will likely see the Living Goddess looking down at her worshippers. 

  • Sit down for some tea at Mama's Tea Shop:

Even if there are a lot of cafes where one can get a fantastic cup of coffee, the best way to get an authentic taste of the culture around tea is to have it at a tiny tea house, sitting on a stool by the curve while being surrounded by people and the things they are doing.

Located close to Himalayan Java (The Irony), Mama's Tea Shop is one of the most well-known and frequented tea stores in all of Basantapur. One can choose from three different types of tea, including Masala Milk, Black, and Lemon.

  • Take a selfie At Kaal Bhiarav:

The stone carving of Kaal Bhairav is considered one of the most prominent carvings on the premises of Basantapur Durbar Square.

Be sure to pray before you go ahead and capture that fantastic image to serve as a reminder later on.

  • Consider having a meal at the Freak Street Restaurant:

Freak Street, which gained notoriety during the hippie era of the 1960s and 1970s in Nepal, was and continues to be a popular hangout for young people and those with unusual interests.

  • Seek blessings at Jana Bahal:

The Bahal Square is centered on a pagoda temple with two stories that house the deity Seto Macchindranath. It is encircled on all sides by chaityas and mandalas devoted to the gods.

  • Enjoy your own company during a stroll:

Are you up for a stroll in the morning? The atmosphere in the vicinity of Durbar Square in the morning is entirely distinct from the rest of the day. There are fewer people there, and during the golden hour, the temples have this lovely glow about them. One can have the opportunity to enjoy the local farmer's market, a variety of breakfast delicacies from the area, and an incredible experience.

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Address of Kathmandu Durbar Square

J P Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Opening & Closing time of Kathmandu Durbar Square

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