Babar Mahal Revisted, Kathmandu

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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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  • Every time I go to Kathmandu I make time to visit Babar Mahal. A group of shops, a good French restaurant -Caroline's- a bar and lovely surroundings in an ex-palace. Make sure your taxi driver knows w...  more »
  • This is a restored palace from the Rama rulers. 13 rooms. All very elegant yet intimate. Staff is kind and very helpful. The rooms were beautifully decorated, large and well equipped. The restaurant s...  more »
  • Small boutique shops - nice for wandering through. Some restaurants with food/drinks available, but not the quaint coffee shop we'd hoped for! Free parking......don't be confused by the Google maps lo...  more »
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  • Best place for Exhibition... There are 3 art gallery in this area. ...There are two side road... So don't worry you can get taxi for any place
  • 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.
  • Nice place to be in. They've got restaurants and a hair salon. Lovely plants hanging from deep creaveces .
  • 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.
  • 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.

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