Nuwakot Heritage

Posted in Travel & Places at 1:27 pm by www.PHALANO.com

nuwakot_02.gifBy Rajesh KC

The historical palace area of Nuwakot located at 76 km far west-north of Kathmandu has been regarded as an important place since ancient time. Before 1744 AD, nepal was devided into numerous tiny States. In order to build a single strong nation, Kind Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha led the unification campaign from this region. During that time, Nuwakot as a colony of Kantipur (Kathmandu) was regarded as the western main gate to enter the valley. This place was also popular as the main route for trade with Tibet.

Making the Nuwakot hill as the main fort including other eight forts- Belkot, Bhairabkot, Kalikot, Malakot, Dhuwankot, Pyaskot, Simalkot and Salyankot in its sourrounding area, collectively was named as ‘Nawakotta’ (nine forts). So it is believed that ‘Nuwakot’ was derived from Nawakotta. Due to the influence of Kantipur, different places, rest houses, dabalis, temples and stupas of archeological significance were built and various cultural customs were practised in Nuwakot during Malla and Shah periods which still have been observed with pride.

Most popular Saat Tale Darbar (Seven storey palace) was built by Prithvi Narayan Shah by evicting labourers from Lalitpur in 1762 and still it is regarded as a model of architecture. This used to be tropical place and it is notable that the King Rana Bahadur Shah met the British representative Mr. William Kirkpatric at this place in 1793 just after the war between Nepal and China. Just east-southern side of Saat Tale Darbar, here is a west facing palace made of oily bricks, called Rangamahal. It was built as a recreational spot for the three Malla Kings of Kantipur Valley. There are may dabalis and Resthouses which were built with religious and social purposes.

Cultural practices of Malla period continues to be the main attraction for tourists in this area. Some of the cultural festivals observed even today are Bhairabi Jatra or Sindure Jatra, Narayan Jatra, Gai Jatra, Shipai Jatra, Devi Jatra, Lakhe dance, Fulpati and Krishna Janmastami etc.

Trishuli river in Bidur

North from Sat Tale Darbar

East from Sat Tale Darbar


Bhutol Bazar

Garadghar (where army stationed)



European sculpture placed by a Rana Prime Minister near Ghantaghar.

Bhairabi temple.

Prithvi Narayan used to creat his statements at this theatre.


Bhairabi temple


Sat Tale Darbar.

Sat Tale Darbar

Sat Tale Darbar

View from Sat Tale Darbar

A bell infront of Narayan temple

Sat Tale Darbar

Sat Tale Darbar

Sat Tale Darbar

Sat Tale Darbar

Sat Tale Darbar

Sat Tale Darbar

Sat Tale Darbar

Sat Tale Darbar

Sunset view from Nuwakot

A girl outside Sat Tale Darbar

All pics by Rajesh KC


  1. Uddhav pathak,Goa said,

    March 16, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    All of nuwakots people now im in goa
    Im very happy.thanks for the pitcture. I see the all picture of nuwakot dur bar and there people.I feel now im in nuwakot. thank all the staf of phalano.com.
    I wants friendship with nuwakot.Boy and Girl.and foreign people.
    My id is udd_friend(at)yahoo.com

  2. Sagar thapa lucknow said,

    March 19, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Hello rajesh dai sav bhanda pahila ta ma hajur lai dharai dharai dhanyadab chha dai aaj yo tapaile pathaunu bhayeko tasbir herda ta malai kati khushi bhayo ma aafai lai thaha chhaina dai tapai shang kagune tirako photo chha bhane dekhi pathaune koshsa garnu hola ok bay

  3. anub (nanjing) said,

    March 25, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    namaste, am fully appreciate of ur excellent job,
    am missing all the jatras of nuwakot especially of battat’s,
    the nasty behay-jatra, lakhe dance, etc,etc,etc.. which we used to play.
    i am really missing my home-boys.and these places where i used to be..

  4. Gopal Krishna Maharjan/Wisconsin,USA said,

    April 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I always had feeling to go to the Nuwakot, but unfortunately I could not. But I hope I will go there once in the future. I know that am not going back in Nepal for a long time. It seems like if I will go there, it will be my home for rest of my life. Perhaps, that’s why I could not be there yet !

  5. Sushil Koirala, New Delhi, India said,

    April 7, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Rajesh Dai Hirdaye Dekhi Dhanyabad Tapaile Hamro Nuwakot Lai Pani Yaha Ko Charchit Photgraphy ma Samil Garnu Bahyeko Ma. Ma Ali Dilo Bhaye Sabai Photo Graph Heran Tesaile Dhilai Bahey Ni Yahalai Dhanyabad Gyapan Gardachhu

    Sushil Koirala
    Harkpur -1, Kalyanpur
    Nuwakot Bagmati
    Now : New Delhi, INDIA

  6. rameshwor,kathmandu said,

    April 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    It is interesting,you also have been given a chance to those people who can’t visit nuwakot darbar,not only this we have lot of place like this,me give you thanks being a nuwakote.Thanks you very much.

  7. badri pandey dubai said,

    May 6, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    thanks brother for beautiful pics pls keep it up we need same like pics later we hope we well get thanks again byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  8. Uttam Sharma (TX, USA) said,

    May 7, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Thanks Rajesh Dai, excellent Picture, I am also form Nuwakot. When I look this picture I missing my birth place, it’s so nice to see this entire picture, please keep it up. I really appreciate for your Job.

  9. Ram said,

    May 28, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Hi rajesh ji,you have done a such a great job that you have remind me again my birthplace Trisulibazar ,Nuwakot whereas I have spend most of my childhood and away from since more than decade ago. Its clicks up my mind and remind my past past past memory and still I can smell my gaunko chautari ,mato,nadi when I got through phalano.com.I am fully agree that you have taken awesome photos from our national herritages and the seenery of those beautiful places and I wish ,if you enclose some Trisuli bazar , Bandare and including Trisulipul in this portfolio will be really appriciate.So I can feel that my wholebody and my soul is there .
    Thanks again and keep it up your hardwork.

  10. nuwakot distric keureni bajar said,

    June 1, 2008 at 12:10 am

    2008 may31
    my distric name is nuwakot and madanpur vdc8 keureni ilove my village and my all family i always miss my family and all my friend

    bhim lama DUBAI

  11. rajan kuwait said,

    June 11, 2008 at 3:42 am

    thank u rajesh dai its realy nice by u what u do thta great job thank u verry much

  12. badri timsina rimitar, bageshoree 7 Nuwakot now Dubai UAE said,

    August 2, 2008 at 10:07 am

    daju so nice pic
    thanku very much

    pls nuwakot ko sathi lai mail garnu la

  13. Kathmandu, Nepal said,

    June 17, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Dear Sir,

    This is so nice photo, I am also from nuwakot.

  14. Rabindra, Nuwakot,Battar said,

    July 8, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Dear Rajesh ji

    You did great job, This is my birth place but now im not their. Being a aboard person now im so happy to see this place picture & it remind me about my childhood.

  15. Rameshwar pandit/s.korea said,

    July 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    oh really great picture, great job thx

  16. Ganesh Thapalia,From Nepal said,

    July 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Rajesh Dai,
    Malai pictures ramro lagyo, dherai dherai dhanyabad, pictures le Nuwakot ko parichaya ramro deko chha, ma pani Nuwakot kai ho, ghar BHADRUTAR ma parchha,
    see you,

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