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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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  • Staying at the hotel with same name and I think the mall is expensive. Ate at the french restaurant and the french onion soup wasn't right. The cheese was not bubbly and the soup was lukewarm. I think...  more »
  • This is old haveli completely restored with beautiful shops and food joints. Very exotic and typical Nepali culture. Must visit. Hidden gem.  more »
  • Building remodeled family residence, a dozen stores open and, among the Japanese is known as daikan-Yama in Kathmandu. What you are selling, a restaurant and bar, all is fine. Is also available. The featured food France India furniture and general merchandise "Pasar", same owner "Chez Caroline"; The nearest bus stop is a mighty girl.
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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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