Welcome to Basantapur Durbar Square, a captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. This ancient square is a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and curious travelers alike. With its rich historical significance and breathtaking architectural marvels, Basantapur Durbar Square promises an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Nepali history as you explore the square’s majestic temples, palaces, and courtyards. Dating back to the 12th century, this iconic site was once the royal residence of the Malla kings, and later served as the ceremonial center for Nepalese royalty. Its name, Basantapur, translates to “the place of spring,” evoking a sense of rejuvenation and vitality. As you wander through the intricately carved wooden structures and stone temples, you’ll be transported to a bygone era. Marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship of the pagoda-style roofs, the delicate stone carvings depicting mythical creatures and deities, and the ornate metalwork that adorns the shrines. One of the most prominent attractions is the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the former royal residence. It is adorned with breathtaking architecture and houses the Hanuman Statue, a symbol of strength and devotion. Adjacent to the palace lies the Taleju Temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Taleju Bhawani. Its three-tiered pagoda-style structure showcases the mastery of Newari architecture.
Payment: Directly on website.
Meeting point : Basantapur Durbar Quare, Kathmandu.
Time : 10 AM / flexible on request.
Transportation: Not included in the price.