Babar Mahal Revisted, Kathmandu

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Located south-east of the city near the Singha Durbar government offices, Baber Mahal Revisited (BMR) is a unique complex that can be called a museum of Rana architecture. The Ranas, who ruled Nepal from 1846-1951, were responsible for introducing a unique blend of European, Indian and local architecture.

Till 1996, the area where Baber Mahal Revisited stands, housed a cowshed and a guard house. Turning down lucrative offers from builders and developers, Gautam SJB Rana, who owned this plot, decided to transform it into a tribute to his Rana ancestors. He sought the help of an American architecture graduate from Harvard and MIT, who was involved in restoring historic buildings and temples in the Valley since 1990. Together they decided to bring this little corner of history back to life. Six Newari craftsmen, whose great grandfathers had built the Babar Mahal & Singha Durbar, were employed to bring this project to fruition.
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  • Babar Mahal Revisited is rather rare place where care for details and high quality transcends all shops and restaurants present in this high end arcade. The set up couldn't be better - the old palace ...  more »
  • The perfect place for a time -out while visiting nepal. Very clean, reminds me a little bit the Greek islands I bought some nice colorful hand painted glasses and a jug but also ceramic fishes for can...  more »
  • Babar Mahal is truly a place to revisit the past. It is wonderful to escape the politics an dubious pleasures of today and relax in the art and charm of another era. Everything about your visit will r...  more »
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  • Originally built in 1919 by the then prime minister for his son, this unique complex of neoclassical Rana palace outbuildings has been redeveloped to house a warren of chic clothes shops, designer galleries and handicraft shops, as well as a couple of top-end restaurants and stylish bars. The classiest shopping experience in the city, prices are as high as the quality.
  • Amazing place, a hidden pearl if you so wish. Wonderful food and very nice staff. Beautiful building and setting for the romantic or casual dinner with friends. Highly recommended!
  • Great place,for peace and quality time within crowed ktm valley.
  • Beautiful architecture...definitely one of the prices of Nepal. The restaurant there serve whole lot of Nepalese as well as international cuisine. It’s a must visit place to all.
  • A great place to be while in Kathmandu. It is a renovated palace. Houses many stores having clothing, artifacts and other stuff. Also classy restaurants where one can sit and enjoy reading, TV or chatting with group or just a good meal or a drink leisurely. There is outdoor seating too with arrangement to keep you warm in the winter and keep you dry in the rainy season.
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