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Dwarika’s

Kathmandu, Nepal

1/5 A sitting area overlooking the courtyard garden, Dwarika's
A sitting area overlooking the courtyard garden, Dwarika's
2/5 Sitting room, Dwarika's, Kathmandu
Sitting room, Dwarika's, Kathmandu
3/5 A suite at Dwarika's, Kathmandu
A suite at Dwarika's, Kathmandu
4/5 The swimming pool, Dwarika's, Kathmandu
The swimming pool, Dwarika's, Kathmandu
5/5 Rescued wood carvings turn Dwarika's into a showcase of Newari art
Rescued wood carvings turn Dwarika's into a showcase of Newari art

In 1952, when the late Dwarika Das Shresta found carpenters sawing a centuries’ old carved decoration off a building to use as firewood, his life and the fate of Nepal’s Newari architectural heritage changed forever. His purchase of the half sawed pillar led to a lifetime of collecting and documenting these works of art and ultimately the building of Dwarika’s Kathmandu from the myriad rescued pieces.

This wonderful heritage hotel is now a destination in itself with the actual structure and public areas a showcase of Newari artwork. Each of the 79 rooms and suites combines contemporary furnishings and amenities with Newari motifs and custom handmade furniture, situated in clusters of buildings around courtyards and a swimming pool. 

The hotel has three restaurants to choose from; Krishnarpan, is well-known for its traditional Nepali cuisine and is one of the most popular in Kathmandu. The location of the hotel on a busy road away from the main places of interest is the only disadvantage, but it’s a small concession to make to stay in a living museum.

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79 room hotel located in small blocks showcasing rescued heritage pieces of architecture built around a couple of courtyards. Swimming pool and choice of restaurants

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About Kathmandu and Nepal

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1/4 Multi-tiered temples and terrifying deities dot Kathmandu's Durbar Square
Multi-tiered temples and terrifying deities dot Kathmandu's Durbar Square
2/4 Prayer beads and other religious paraphernalia for sale at a bazaar stall in Kathmandu Nepal
Prayer beads and other religious paraphernalia for sale at a bazaar stall in Kathmandu Nepal
3/4 Strings of prayer flags blow in the wind at Swayambhunath
Strings of prayer flags blow in the wind at Swayambhunath
4/4 Temple in Kathmandu's Durbar Square
Temple in Kathmandu's Durbar Square

Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is the country’s only large city, its political, commercial and cultural hub. Like many Asian cities, it is rapidly developing and struggling with the pressures that urbanisation brings but the old city with its narrow winding streets, medieval temples and palaces remains a fascinating showcase of a rich culture, art and tradition. Read more?

1/5 A typical village in the fothills of the Annapurna
A typical village in the fothills of the Annapurna
2/5 Smoke rises from the funeral pyres on the burning ghats at Pashupatinath on the Bagmati River
Smoke rises from the funeral pyres on the burning ghats at Pashupatinath on the Bagmati River
3/5 Phewa Tal, Pokhara
Phewa Tal, Pokhara
4/5 Devotee making offerings at a Hindu shrine in Kathmandu Nepal
Devotee making offerings at a Hindu shrine in Kathmandu Nepal
5/5 The huge stupa at Boudhanath
The huge stupa at Boudhanath

Nepal

Sandwiched between mighty neighbours, China and Tibet to the north and India to the south, what Nepal lacks in land mass it makes up for with the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, an incredible melting pot of cultures and a remarkable range of stunning landscapes all within its tiny confines. Read more?

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