Its been really long since I have been listening about the wooden beauty of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, but never had a chance to explore it. But today, since it is a weekend and I am looking for a break from this hectic schedule of life, I planned for this short visit. Here is everything you need to know – getting a bus to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Permit cost of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, History of Bhaktapur Durbar Square Introduction and more.
Bus to Bhaktapur Durbar Square
You can get local buses to Bhaktapur from the Old Buspark of Ratnapark, New Bus Park of Gangabu, Kalanki, and Lagankhel as well. It is less than an hour’s drive from any of these stations and cost you between Rs 25 to Rs 45.
So, I took a bus from Ratnapark and walked for almost 10 minutes from a place called Siddha Pokhari. It’s a beautiful pond and you can spend some moments here before you head for the Square. The first thing I saw was the big entrance gate with a ticket house on its side. Well, you don’t have to buy a ticket if you are a Nepalese, but cost you $15 in you are a foreigner and $5 in you are from SARRC country.
Places to Visit in Bhaktapur Durbar Square
There were many things to attract my eyes around in the place. 55 window palace, Golden gate, Museum, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Vatsala Temple were the most elegant one. The wooden crafts in the windows and doors were the most mesmerizing part of Nepalese architecture and this Square is not an exception. The animals made out of stone are kept in the ladders of temples were the most unique one that didn’t fail to amaze me.
After observing the place for almost 30 minutes, I headed to a 5-storied temple called Nyatapola Temple. Oh my god! the huge elephant at the front looked so amazing, that I couldn’t help myself from giving it a kiss. Besides these, there is a place named “Datatray” at around 10 minutes of walk. The area had a temple, a water tap and a museum, all designed in the traditional way.
History of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Around 250 years back, King Jitamitra Malla constructed 55 window palace and some building around it for his own resistance. Afterward, Malla kings used the property as royal resistance until Prithivi Narayan Shah conquered the valley.
Best Food in Bhaktapur
The first thing to try in Bhaktapur is the famous “JUJU Dhau” of Bhaktapur. “Dhau” in Newari means curd which has a uniquely delicious taste. The Newari food set called “Samya Baji” is also a great food. Other yummy Newari foods are Yumari, Chatamari, and Bara. Oh, you must try Yumari – it is my all-time favorite Newari Dish.
After being in the square for almost 3 hours, I headed back. Yes, the visit was worth remembering.
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