Patan Durbar SquareApprox. Time: 3 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Situated in the heart of the city, Durbar Square constitutes the focus of a visitor's attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines noted for their exquisite carvings. One can rummage for treasures in the various shops around the square.

The main attraction of Patan Durbar Square is the ancient Royal Palace itself. It consists of three main chowks or courtyards, the central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Min Keshab Narayan Chowk. In the north eastern corner of the courtyard is the octagonal tower of Taleju Bhawani Temple built by King Shree Niwas Malla in 1667. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal bath called Tushahity. Between the central Mul Chowk and Main Keshab Narayan Chowk there is a temple of Degu Taleju.

Courtesy of the India Tourism Board