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Babar Mahal Revisted, Kathmandu

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • I liked this heritage complex. It has restaurants & boutique shops that were upscale. Nice ambiance here. Love the architecture. We ate at Chez Caroline & Mulchowk restaurants here and enjoyed them ma...  more »
  • We stopped here for lunch at Chez Caroline when we unexpectedly had to drive instead of fly to Pokhara. Lunch and some speedy shopping gave me a huge mood boost. There are some lovely shops here in a ...  more »
  • Baber Mahal Revisited is a high end mall with several excellent restaurants, clothing, paper, jewelry, antique and other shops, as well as Kathmandu's best art gallery, Siddhartha Gallery. The archite...  more »
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  • The place is one of the great places in Kathmandu. Quality of food may be debatable but the ambience is super. Few restaurants options to choose from to dine in side the premises can cheer almost everyone.
  • I really love places like this in Nepal. I like the colonial architecture. It is a comfy place, which is popular amongst rich Nepali and diplomats. It has some good dining establishment and shopping nepali souvenirs or clothes. Not recommended for budget travellers.
  • Nice place to be in. They've got restaurants and a hair salon. Lovely plants hanging from deep creaveces .
  • Cozy place popular among diplomats mostly. Nice looking old style corridors. Good place for dining or shopping nepali traditional souvenirs or clothes but not cheap at all. 3 restaurants available there to chose.
  • Nice place to be around!! One can relish Nepalese authenticity here...