Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is the most popular tourist area in Lalitpur. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Darbar square is a marvel of Newari architecture. The floor of the whole Darbar square is tiled with red brick, traditional Newari style. There are many temples and idols inside the square. The main temples are in the opposite of the palace. There is also a big bell alongside the main temple. Unfortunately, the square was badly damaged in the earthquake in 2015.

There are three main courtyards of the palace. They are MulChowk, SundariChowk and Keshav Narayan chowk where chowk means courtyard. The Sundarichowk holds a masterpiece of stone architecture in its center. It is a Royal bath called Trishahiti. Now the palace is open as a museum for all to see.

Attractions in Patan Durbar Square:

Patan museum has specialized bronze statues and ancient and religious objects. It is known as one of the best museums in Asia.

Krishna temple is a famous temple built in 17th century dedicated to Hindu God Krishna. It is the only temple in Nepal having 21 shrines and completely made of stone.

Bhimsen temple is famous for its three inter-connected golden window but tourists are not allowed inside the temple. Lord Bhimsen is known as the god of business and trade.

Vishwanatha temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. It has two elephants made of stone guarding it.

TalejuBhawani Temple is dedicated to TalejuBhawani who was the personal god of Malla king.

Activities in Patan Durbar Square:

How To Get There:

You can easily get a public vehicle to Patan Darbar square that will cost about 15 rupees. You can also hire a taxi.