Durbar Square1279 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Kathmandu 44600,Nepal
- Timings: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 750 NPR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Square
Dubar square is one of the most colourful and vibrant places in Kathmandu. Urrounded by heritage structures, temples and the Hanuman Dhoka palace, this square makes for a perfect beginning to your Nepalese sojourn.
Whether you are at the ‘freak’ street where both the hippies and Beatles hung out, or at the Hindu and Buddhist temples that are hundreds of years old, the Kathmandu square is a place that will leave you enthralled and intrigued. A UNESCO world heritage site, the Durbar Square, with its old temples, palaces and quaint alleys epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people of Nepal.
The Durbar Square area is actually made up of two sub-areas. The outer complex is renowned for numerous interesting temples as Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Shiv-Parbati Temple, Jagannath Temple, Big Bell etc, while the inner complex comprises of the old palace area, Hanuman-Dhoka and its courtyards such as Nasal Choke, Mul Choke, Sundari Choke, Basantapur Durbar . Besides the magnificent temples and shrines, its other interesting aspects are various festivals, cultural activities and traditions that people have followed from centuries, including the crowning of the kings of Nepal that have taken place at this square.
The sighting of the ‘Royal kumari’ or the living goddess at the square is an ethereal experience, watching all the adulation and devotion of the crowd towards her.
Durbar Square Travel Tips
- Great for people watching, this square will give you fantastic photographic memories. Do carry a camera.
- If you happen to be around the square when the Royal Kumari gives an appearance, do not take any photos of her, they are not permitted.
Entrance Ticket Details For Durbar Square
- There is an entrance fee to the square of 750 Nepali Rupees. Fees for locals and foreigners differ.
How to Reach Durbar Square
- Nearest bus stop: NAC bus stop
- Bir Hospital Bus stop
- Ratna Park Bus stop
- Royal Heritage Restaurant
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51.66% of people who visit Kathmandu include Durbar Square in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
94.94% of people start their Durbar Square visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Durbar Square
94.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Durbar Square