Nuwakot Durbar
Nuwakot Durbar
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Nuwakot Durbar is a famous place located in a historic District of Nepal, Nuwakot which was built by the great king Prithvi Narayan Shah. Prithivi Narayan becomes first Shah King of Nuwakot when he won over Nuwakot in 1801 BS. In that time, Nepal country differed into 22 States and 24 states. Nuwakot States would belong into 22 States. When King Prithvi Narayan Shan started to unify the Country. Then he first fought with Nuwakot District and win it. Before the winning of Prithvi Narayan Shah. The King of Nuwakot was Kulmandan Khan.
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Teafresho
Kathmandu, Nepal90 contributions
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Jan 2013 • Solo
The historical palace area of Nuwakot located at 76 km far west-north of Kathmandu has been regarded as an important place since ancient time. Before 1744 AD, nepal was devided into numerous tiny States. In order to build a single strong nation, Kind Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha led the unification campaign from this region. During that time, Nuwakot as a colony of Kantipur (Kathmandu) was regarded as the western main gate to enter the valley. This place was also popular as the main route for trade with Tibet.

Making the Nuwakot hill as the main fort including other eight forts- Belkot, Bhairabkot, Kalikot, Malakot, Dhuwankot, Pyaskot, Simalkot and Salyankot in its sourrounding area, collectively was named as ‘Nawakotta’ (nine forts). So it is believed that ‘Nuwakot’ was derived from Nawakotta. Due to the influence of Kantipur, different places, rest houses, dabalis, temples and stupas of archeological significance were built and various cultural customs were practised in Nuwakot during Malla and Shah periods which still have been observed with pride.

Most popular Saat Tale Darbar (Seven storey palace) was built by Prithvi Narayan Shah by evicting labourers from Lalitpur in 1762 and still it is regarded as a model of architecture. This used to be tropical place and it is notable that the King Rana Bahadur Shah met the British representative Mr. William Kirkpatric at this place in 1793 just after the war between Nepal and China. Just east-southern side of Saat Tale Darbar, here is a west facing palace made of oily bricks, called Rangamahal. It was built as a recreational spot for the three Malla Kings of Kantipur Valley. There are may dabalis and Resthouses which were built with religious and social purposes.
Cultural practices of Malla period continues to be the main attraction for tourists in this area. Some of the cultural festivals observed even today are Bhairabi Jatra or Sindure Jatra, Narayan Jatra, Gai Jatra, Shipai Jatra, Devi Jatra, Lakhe dance, Fulpati and Krishna Janmastami etc.
Written March 22, 2013
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nepalwatcher
Kathmandu154 contributions
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Nov 2011 • Couples
The seven story palace at Nuwakot, near to Trisuli Bazaar is the former palace of Prithvi Nararayan Shar, the first king of united Nepal. Its a wonderful old building and you can go inside and visit all the rooms including the amazing turret room on the roof. Nuwakot Bazaar is also a lovely, unspoilt place with friendly people and beautiful countryside. The famous farm is the place to stay.
Written November 11, 2011
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Jagadish Adhikari
Paris, France35 contributions
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Sep 2016 • Friends
Nuwakot Durbar, the former palace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah holds a historical and emotional value of Nepal as he is the first king of united Nepal. Situated near the Trishuli Bazzar, this seven story palace of Nuwakot is now a destination for all the domestic and foreign tourists to trackback the Nepalease history as well as to explore the architectural beauty of durbar itself and natural beauty of the surroundings.
Written September 29, 2016
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bikram36
Kathmandu, Nepal2 contributions
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Jan 2012 • Family
i mostly liked the old ornaments and the statues and also a number of most heart touching paintings and also the structure of the durbar.
Written December 28, 2012
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nepaleye
nepal33 contributions
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Nov 2011 • Couples
The main Durbar and the buildings and temples which sit beside it are set in a nice garden compound just above the tiny bazar. We were shown around the Durbar by a very helpful guide and it was one of the nicest and most interesting I'd been in. Lovely views from the upper-floor laticed and carved windows. There's a small wooden canopied tower on the top and you can go right up and peer out. What was nice was that it wasn't all spoiled with rubbish thrown everywhere, which can often be the case.
Written November 22, 2011
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tika b
Kathmandu, Nepal26 contributions
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Mar 2013 • Couples
Nuwakot District is approximately 70km away from Kathmandu valley and has extended to 1193 sq. km. In the north it lies Rasuwa District, in south-west it lies Dhading, and in east it lies Kathmandu Valley and Sindhupalchowk District. In this district there is a wide altitudinal variation ranging from 450m at the bank of Trishuli River in the south to 5144m in the north at the boarder of Dhyangfedi, Tihchuli. The northern limit of this district is snow-covered peaks. Such great variation of altitude within such small area make its physiography unique in the world. It has covered some area of Langtang National Park in north and Shivapuri National Park in south. Nuwakot District is the main way to famous hindu holyplace, Gosaikunda and to Langtang Tourism Sector. Including Nuwakot Palace, many other forts and pre-historic places make this place a distinctive and unique one.
Written June 8, 2013
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youke_worldwide
Singapore4,699 contributions
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This place is quite difficult to get to so not sure if you would come to this part but if you are this is fantastic. The roads from the town underneath is very good. From the town below, one is not expecting much but suddenly arises these three palaces. This is to share with the three kings from Kathmanthu, Bhaktapur and Lilipur. The palaces are still hundreds of years old but quite well preserved. 
We came early in the morning and the scenery is fantastic. The air was crisp. The palaces are on a mountain so we are above the clouds. From the top, one can see the mountain ranges. the scenery was Truly beautiful. 
Written March 16, 2015
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June H
London, UK3 contributions
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Sep 2014 • Friends
It was a very lovely place, palace was beautiful.. The trisuli river was also soo lovely . I just loved it..
Written September 23, 2014
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giovannac547
katmandu151 contributions
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Mar 2014
Going out from the horror chaos of Kathmandu and ride along the Trisul river in the rice fields and hills you feel paradise.
The severe durbar and surrounding palaces with soberr decorations are well kept but the museum interior is shabby.
The view from the superbe gallery at the 4th floor is amazing.
There are 3 statues of value in a dark room,the king Pritvi Narayan and two wives.
Walking to the gold gilted pagoda is pleasant,the whole place is fantastically quiet.
It is possible to return to Kathmandu by a narrower road,enjoying a differet scenary.
Written July 25, 2014
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Bjarn H
Holbaek, Denmark3 contributions
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Dec 2012
No tourists, better than Kathmandu - our own hotel with cook and in just 2 days we did trekking to Samari Valley and Samari village west of Nuwakot towards Gorkha town
Written April 6, 2013
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