Durbar Square

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  • Address: Kathmandu 44600,Nepal
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  • Timings: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 750 NPR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Square
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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

  • Bajra
  • Royal Heritage Restaurant
  • Illusion
  • Cosmopolitan

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  • Durbar Square Address: Kathmandu 44600,Nepal
  • Durbar Square Timing: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Durbar Square Price: 750 NPR
  • Time required to visit Durbar Square: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 63.41% of people who visit Kathmandu include Durbar Square in their plan

  • 94.94% of people start their Durbar Square visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Durbar Square

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Durbar Square

People normally club together Swayambhunath Temple and Garden Of Dreams while planning their visit to Durbar Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Durbar Square Reviews & Ratings

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  • I personally love this place because its easy to reach and and located in the center of the city. This place is just amazing for friends day outing. I could capture Unique objects in my camera. I was quite excited, seeing those buildings and statues. Historical and beautiful place.

  • Culturally rich and pleasant. Walk around and enjoy the temples. Remember to negotiate prices while shopping. Carry your own water and enjoy the sights and sounds.

  • My favorite place in Kathmandu. It’s great to see locals hang out. Make sure to get a second or third day entree ticket at the office there if you want to. For the multi-day entry you’d need a physical picture of you. The living goddess also lives in a house in the square. She makes an appearance in the afternoon - you can check time with the officials once you get there

  • The historic and world heritage site at the heart of Kathmandu. Good place for educational visit, day out with friends and family. This place is mostly crowded during festival.A must visit place to all who are planning to visit Nepal. #visitnepal2020

  • The historic and world heritage site of Kathmandu valley. Must visit place for every one around the globe. ROAMING around during night as well as day is peaceful. The place is happening and you will find so many artistic things here.

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