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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  • As a place to get away from the traffic and dust this charming complex, developed from the stables of a Rana palace, cannot be beaten. Great choice of restaurants and shops.  more »
  • I visit this place frequently with my family and friends as i love the ambience with great atmosphere. The best place for different restaurants to choose from.  more »
  • I was wondering once saw. Most of the shops not close the door on weekends. Even so, the sensuous and sophisticated and expensive goods could be seen beyond the window. Having advanced restaurant meals are also available.
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  • A great place to be while in Kathmandu. It is a renovated palace. Houses many stores having clothing, artifacts and other stuff. Also classy restaurants where one can sit and enjoy reading, TV or chatting with group or just a good meal or a drink leisurely. There is outdoor seating too with arrangement to keep you warm in the winter and keep you dry in the rainy season.
  • This is awesome place but a bit expensive. Got some of an amazing historical nostalgic pics which is very impressive. And obviously peaceful. Most visit once. Its free any way.
  • If you are looking for a great experiences at a nice boutique places then go and stay there.
  • Great ambience and the menu has wide variety. Being a niche restaurant, the price is high but the location and the interior it has, the restaurant is bound to be over priced. Being expensive as it is, the food and the atmosphere is However value for money.
  • nice environment and good food

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