Batsala Devi (Bhaktapur)Approx. Time: 1 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

The stone temple of Batsala Devi is full of intricate carvings. It is located in the Durbar Square. This temple also sets a beautiful example of Shikhara style of architecture in Nepal. There is a bronze bell on the terrace of the temple which is also known as the "bell of barking dogs." When it peals, the local dogs start barking. This colossal bell, placed in 1737 A.D. by King Rankit Malla, was used to sound curfew during his reign. The bell is rung every morning while worshipping Goddess Taleju.

Courtesy of the India Tourism Board