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Nuwakot Darbar Square

Nuwakot Darbar Square

Nuwakot is an interesting side trip from Trisuli Ba­zaar, reachable in an hour's climb from the road.   Trisuli Bazaar can be reached in 3-4 hours on a regular bus service from Kathmandu. The Nuwakot Bazaar, a small town, that surrounds caters to the small market it gets. Modest food and accommodation services are offered in the Bazaar. A luxury farm house nearby is ready to serve those seeking more.

We need to take out a day or two to drive to Nuwakot from kathmandu and visit the delightful Nuwakot Durbar perched in the mid hills of central Nepal. It is about 5-6 hours driving way from Kathmandu to Nuwakot bazaar. You could also spend a night in the Trishuli Bazaar and opt for a day hike to the Durbar. At an elevation of 900 M, the ancient citadel stand proud as if untouched by changing time , amid the quaint Nuwakot Bazaar. While the indoors of the Durbar suffered some damage during the recent earthquake on April 25, 2015, the buildings are still intact and a tour of the premises is still possible. Reconstruction efforts are underway to conserve the heritage site that played a pivotal role in kshaping the history of modern Nepal. 

The Durbar, which literally means royal palace, is still an undiscovered treasure, despite its historical and cultural significance. The seven-story pal­ace fortress was built during the reign of Prithvi Narayan Shah in the 18th century stands little marred by time despite a history of attacks by Malla and later Chinese forces.