Kathmandu Durbar Square : How To Reach : Travel Tips

Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Hanuman Dhoka; is the natural place to begin sightseeing. The majestic palace, running along the eastern periphery of the square, takes up more space than all the other monuments here combined. Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of Kathmandu city in Basantapur never fails to impress first time visitors with its convoluted wood carvings and rich history. Surrounded by material buildings, the complex is a haven in a fast developing, hectic modern city. The palace is a combination of eastern and western architecture with additions by Rana and Shah Monarch over the centuries. An astonishing 50 temples lie within the locality. Most parts of the palace premises are open to tourists throughout the week.

The building here is the utmost triumph of the Malla dynasty, and they resulted from the great competition between the three palaces of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The valley was divided among the children of Yaksya Malla. Kings clichéd the whole lot from their neighbors built in an even grander style. A visitor who wanders around the square  sees a round temple in the pagoda architectural style, the temple of Goddess Taleju, and an image of Shiva and Parbati sitting together among the many monuments

How to reach Kathmandu Durbar Square?

To help you getting to Kathmandu Durbar Square from Trivuban International Airport, we have the following guidelines to go through:

By Taxi: Taxi is always the easiest option if you want to get anywhere in kathmandu valley. Just make sure that before you step into the taxi you clearly mention the name of destination you want to go to the driver and it will be good to negotiate the cost as well. He will take you to the Kathmandu Durbar Square directly and from there you can explore the majestic durbar square

By Bus followed by a walk: Bus is the way of experiencing local lifestyle of Nepal. When you walk out of the airport, just look for the buses to Ratnapark. It won’t be much hard to find these buses because the bus conductors will be shouting their destination “Ratnapark, Ratnapark”. So, get on to the bus and once you reach Ratnapark, walk straight backwards from the bus park, cross the road and you will see hoarding boards with Bhotahiti written on them. Now within just 5-10 minutes’ walk, you’ll reach Thahiti Chowk.

From Thahiti Chowk take the south east street which will head into the first of many markets in the area. There are six roads leading to Ason. Asking locals where Ason Chowk is will steer you in the right direction with ease. The local vehicle around Basantapur Area is banned So you have to stroll through the Ason Bazaar for about 4-10 minutes and you will get to your destination.

Highlights of Kathmandu Durbar Square:

  1. Taleju temple– tallest of all structures built in 1549 A.D
  2.  Jagannath temple– known for fascinating erotic figures carving
  3. Kal Bhairav– one of the largest stone idol in Kathmandu
  4. Statue of King Pratap Malla in praying gesture to Digu Taleju
  5. Kumari Ghar– an example of the highly developed Nepalese temple craft.
  6.  Kasthamandap– built from the timber of a single tree.
    Note: The Kathmandu City is developed from its name Kasthamandap.

Entrance fee

Foreigners : NRS 1000.

  • Ticket booths are at all the main entrance points into the square.
  • A Kathmandu Durbar square ticket is only valid for that day!

There are no other charges within Kathmandu Durbar Square aside from the museum which is now included in the new ticketing price.  It is possible to sneak past the ticket booths. Furthermore We the team of Asian Journey Offer Affordable and the best Tour Package!! Remember us for any kind of tours, travels and travel information.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +

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