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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  • We went for the Siddhartha Art Gallery and found a wonderful quiet respite. This is a Place that was previously occupied by Maharajahs from Jaipur that has been repurposed into a boutique hotel, two v...  more »
  • The stores are very expensive, and the products are not particularly distinctive - certainly didn’t feel that the quality of what was on offer warranted the price tags. Didn’t really feel it was worth...  more »
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  • Wow. What an absolutely spectacular hotel this is. I’ve stayed at it several times now and each time is better than the last. The staff is so friendly. The food and beverages are amazing. It’s slightly off the beaten path and so extremely quiet - especially for Kathmandu - and it’s connected to a host of bars, restaurants, and shops. I really love staying here and would highly recommend it!
  • A peaceful place within the core of the happening city. spectacular architecture, delicious food and welcoming staffs. Love to visit frequently.
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