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Babar Mahal Revisted, Kathmandu

(4.2/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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 was visiting government ministries and my host took me to Baber Mahal Revisited, across the street from the former Baber Mahal palace. BM Revisited was the old stable complex for the palace. Today i...  more »
  • Located in an old palace, this shopping complex specialises in high quality, authentic Nepalese handicrafts and antiques. Compaired to Thames, prices are high, but you get what you pay for! The cafe i...  more »
  • Babar Mahal revisited- a Former Rana palace is a must visit place atleast once. You can find various cuisines inside it. 
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  • housed in renovated remains of the old Sinha Durbar, this place is a great visit..... little boutique shops carrying various local products and a series of restaurants.... a great place to spend some relaxed time..... chez caroline is my personal favorite..... amazing food... must try the ice creams and sorbets......
  • Neoclassical ambience. It's the mix of history and now! Great place to be.
  • The complex itself is a lovely building, nicely restored. Outlets at this place vary in quality and competence, but include some of the more popular restaurants in Kathmandu.
  • Great little shops, but sooo expensive...
  • Baber Mahal Revisited is a unique complex that can be defined 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. I would highly recommend Mul Chow Restaurant & Chez Caroline Restaurant Anil Blon