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

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Sat Tale Darbar

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Sat Tale Darbar

Sunset view from Nuwakot

A girl outside Sat Tale Darbar

All pics by Rajesh KC


  1. saurav sunar/ xuzhou said,

    August 20, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    नेपाल सुन्दर छ, शान्त छ अनि रमणिय छ। मैले धेरैपल्ट सुन्दरताको परिभाषा खोज्न कृत्रिम बातावरणमा सैर गरि सकेको छु। मेरो आत्माको सन्तुष्टि आकाशभन्दा पनि धेरै फैलिएको विशालता खोज्दथ्यो र म केवल अभावका सासहरु फेरिरहन वाध्य थिएँ। जब मैले मेरो देशलाई यसरी सुन्दरताको घुम्टो ओढेर सौन्दर्यको यति कलिलो हाँसो हाँसिरहेको पाउँछु, लाग्छ जिन्दगी प्रक्रितीमय भएको छ।

  2. dipak titung tamang,morang said,

    August 22, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    thank you for submitting the this historical images.it lies in the tamang land and origin of the tamang people.govt. and the local people should preserve it to bring the internal and out tourists.which help to raise the economy status of this particular place people.

    thank you!

  3. rajkumar chauhan said,

    August 22, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    thanks alot of ggggg yasari nai afno ko parichaya dedai janu hola
    ok sate tale darabar dekhako theyana net ma dakhana paeyo khushi lagyo ok thanks again

  4. birat/tansen,palpa said,

    August 22, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    nice picture . i had just visited this place . its really a historical and beautiful place

  5. shree krishna bhatta , from dubai said,

    August 23, 2007 at 11:30 am

    i am really proud of my place………! my birth place……! thanks alot thanks alot…..! sat talae darbar……! ghas bokako amay ko photo dekhera dherai khushi lagyo! maney maney thanks again …………………………!

  6. rupesh said,

    August 23, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    i like yor work. I thank you for giving information about the most precious heritage site of nepal “the nuwakot”.

    keep on informing about our heritage

  7. Prakash gajurel U.A.E. said,

    August 23, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    many many thanks for the phalano .com & Rajesh k.c.
    i am very happy when i seen this photo & about Nuwakot .Keep up. Good try.
    Thak you.

  8. Neeru Shrestha/Ottawa said,

    August 23, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Excellent pictures! Congratulation! Thank you for bringing the history to light. It increased my interest to visit Nuwakot.

  9. batuli said,

    August 23, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    thanks a lot for the pictures….its awesome…but i am really sad to see the situation of a lot of our cultural heritage, our architecture that are native to Nepal only and truly define the sole ownership of Nepal and its people in the past. A lot could be done to improve the situtation of these architectures and with time these are going to be more and more valueable.
    I request all the Nepalese people living in Nepal and outside of the country to help as much as they can to preserve our heritage in any possible way they can.
    I dream of going back to Nepal one day and working towards the maintenance and preservation of our architectural hotspots. With time, I have only come to realise how important they are to me and how dear they are to me.
    Hats off to you, for posting the pictures on this website. Keep up the good work and thanks a lot once again.

  10. Amrit Dahal said,

    August 24, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Rajesh Dai,

    thanx for the beatiful pics.

    it’s nice place.

  11. hari krishna said,

    August 24, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks so much rajesg ji . i am from State of Israel, telaviv. now i m working here . my birth place is nuwakot distric tupche vdc-04. i m so much happy for your work . pls again do like this work . heartly thanks again for you ..
    hari982@hotmail.com.nuwakot is very histrical place for every nepali . also you can do next work devighat , and betrawati bazar and trishuli bazar , thia place also mostly histrical pls i think bcoz of ………
    bye every body…

  12. arun, kansas said,

    August 25, 2007 at 2:55 am

    great job.

  13. Purna B.Chalise Bangkok Thailand said,

    August 25, 2007 at 11:17 am

    Great place¦¦..Great pictures !

    May be few people know¦.Here in Taiwan the place called œWondow of China
    in where can be seen different very famous buildings of the world that lets everybody to give the simple introduction of the people , the country and the culture and bla..bla..bla¦¦¦¦¦ Before 14 years when I had been
    this place out of hundreds buildings suddenly I saw a hand-made small in size but looks in real temple like building giving the introduction of our country Nepal Great king Prithivi Narayan Shah, famous nepali architecture etc ..And do You know that building was  Nuwakot sat tale Darbar Since I™m Nepalese but never had chace to been this place when I was in Nepal but that gave me the big proud to be Nepalese coz thats big honour for all of us ¦
    After long long decades I think we are not doing any thing to let our next generation to be proud of us¦beside fighting and killing eachother¦¦
    Even we are educated.. mordernize but we are doing nothings¦
    And the recent King like Gyanendra ¦¦¦¦¦. forget that!
    Please everybody we have to learn something from them ¦.
    Purna B.Chalise
    Thailand Bangkok

  14. Suresh Shrestha / Sydbey said,

    August 25, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Bravo..Mr. Rajesh…all credit goes to U…having born and grown up in Trishuli, I really felt nostalgic while seeing the beautiful pics n’ scenario of my own Nuwakot….
    Thanx again

  15. raju ghimire,bangkokThaiand said,

    August 25, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Rajesh ji
    Thanks for your great JOB !

  16. Smriti Shrestha ,Chitawan said,

    August 26, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Namaste Rajesh dai,
    At first thanks for giving chance to see the actual own Country. It’s really amazing pic. of Nuwakot. I can’t get there but i come to known that this is also a turisum sector. We should be promoted like this way. ok wish u all the best for ur next good job.

  17. yuvraj rijal hong kong said,

    August 26, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    thanx rajesh jee for the information of nuwakot.

  18. sudhir, delhi said,

    August 27, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    very nice job , ur quality shows ur professionlism as a australian player .

  19. Sudan Thapa, Kathmandu said,

    August 27, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks a lot for your effort. Explore other unexplored secrets of history too through your photography.

  20. Dila Kharel, Sydney said,

    August 28, 2007 at 7:07 am

    thanks the initiator..

    really a wonderful job ….pleasure i derived can’t even explain ………….

    keep going..

    all the best.

    Dila Kharel.

  21. Kami sherpa Luzern,Switzerland said,

    August 30, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Hello Rajesh jee,
    these Pictures are really wonderful.you have done great job….keep it up Rajesh jee.

  22. kamal lama ,,,,, U.S said,

    September 2, 2007 at 6:14 am

    kamal lama,,,,,U.S

    I really appricate for your skill. hope fully from your picture can help well for the tourism.this is one of the rafting guide from Nuwakot.


  23. dipak kc itahari said,

    September 2, 2007 at 9:21 am

    hi i feel great t o view these our historical properties which our historical heroes had made n preserved it. but i wonder y our new generation r not trying to creat e such an important things?
    now this the right time to implemewnt our opinions i n action.

  24. Devendra Bangi3 know Qatar said,

    September 4, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Hi! Rajesh thousand of thanks to u always and each resion your giveing always new and fress historical palace so well done have a nice day and have a pacefull nepal
    Thanks&best regrads

  25. Sudip Adhikari, Chaukidanda, Bhojpur, Nepal. said,

    September 5, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Rajesh jee,
    Your pics made Prithivi Narayan Shah rememberable again as builder of modern Nepal. So fascinating scene you have captured. Keep continue like this job.

  26. ram ,chicago,oak park. said,

    September 6, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Beautiful pictures,reminds me of those days when I used to go to Nuwakot for vacation. Let us preserve the history of Nepal,so that we remember our brave ancestors who were the part of that history.I feel like visiting again .
    Thank you for the beautiful pictures.
    Jay Nepal

  27. pratik, Mount pleasant, MI said,

    September 8, 2007 at 3:34 am

    ooooooh…..small glimpse of beautiful NEPAL…….

    nepal is such a beautiful country …..al we needa hav is unity among nepalese…..no matter wherever we r….n we shud promote nepal………in any way we can

    think over it

  28. Rabindra/Sydney said,

    September 13, 2007 at 10:35 am

    Damn goood pic

  29. Barnsley southyorkshire UK said,

    September 17, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Although i am from Nuwakot I could not know well our historical place.I had been three time in Nuwakot and Bhairabi Jatra also but now i looks well our place well.Thanks for that and more in future.

  30. Bandana said,

    September 18, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    Rajesh dai,
    all picture are really nice . nuwakot is my birth place so i iuv my place . thanks ur great person in the world . thank u so much once again , keep it up .

  31. rupesh/LA said,

    September 19, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Rajesh da
    Tapain ko yo kam malai dherai nai ramro lagyo.Tapain ko yo kam ko lai tapain lai dherai dherai dhanyabad dinachahanchhu.
    Ma pani nuwakote vaeko hunda yo kura le malai dherai nai khusi ra gauravanvit banaeko 6.
    vabisya ma pni estai sarhaniya kam garnu hunchha vanne apechha ardachhu.
    THANK YOU!!!!

  32. pondicherry,india said,

    September 21, 2007 at 11:21 am

    thanks for the gr8 work.Nuwakot for the first time ever revealed like that, i guess.

    My being a nuwatian, would like to urge all the nuwakotians around the world to form a group and come together so that we can be sure that we help our land foster one way or the other.

    pls mail me if u r interested.

  33. Deepak Lama Singapore said,

    September 25, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Thanx alot to Mr. Rajesh g……….u have done the gr8 work bcz this is the proud of us Nuwakote n I am very to b a Nuwakote bcz we have so much of such precious things in our motherland Nuwakot. I would like u to thnx again bcz I am able to c my luvly Nuwakot bcz of u…….. Ok Rajesh g all the best for ur next coming such plans n keep it up ……………… Plz Rajesh g Pass me ur Mail I.D…
    Deepak Lama
    Singapore (kakani-2 Hilekharka,Nuwakot)

  34. ukesh sujakhu said,

    September 28, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks a lot to Rajesh dai bcoz of keeping those beautiful puctures & short description about historical place of Nuwakot. Which makes easy to the student of history subject like me.
    Plz keep more picture of any another historical places of Nepal.

    Ukesh sujakhu
    Bolachhen-12 Bhaktapur Nepal

  35. uzol adhikari said,

    September 28, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    i like your document so send me beautiful pictures.


    October 4, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    THANKS A LOT TO RAJESH DAI ,KEEPING THOSE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE & SHORT DESCRIPITION ABOUT A NUWAKOT , I am form Nuwakot and I am missing my birth place,and its so nice to see all of these picture, keep it up.

    name – Badri Prasad Timsina Bageshoree VDC 7, Nuwakot (Rimitar)

  37. Mr.Krishna Shrestha said,

    October 4, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Dear sir
    Thanks a lot Rajehs sir, keeping this beautiful picture all about the nepal.Actually nepal is a one of the beautiful country all over the old.It will be touching every peoples heart feelings about our country nepal and nationality.you are the one of the man who is spread our nepali culture all over the world, thanks for alot.think good and be good.Yours Nepali friend Krishna(CRIS)

  38. Ranjan Kunwar - Kathmandu said,

    October 5, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    yah nice place .
    Plz keep more picture of any another historical places of Nuwakot.

  39. samarpan acharya canada city said,

    October 19, 2007 at 9:59 am

    hi rajesh bro thank u &happy bijaya dasami -2064 . thanks yours nice picture callection in nuwakot district i like it

  40. Narayan East Timor said,

    October 20, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Rajeshji it is really the nice pictures of our richest cultural heritage. Really we have glory for this and should try to preserve as well as advertise to the foreigners too.

  41. कुलदिप ढकाल,तारुका-६,नुवकोट(हाल:Dubai) said,

    October 23, 2007 at 5:49 pm

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  42. ramesh said,

    October 26, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    rajesh sir thanks for your work,iam very proud with your work.
    iam also from nuwakot district and iam reading BACHLER INtravel and tourism atkathmandu academy.BTTS 3RD SEM.
    i want to make popular in my district nuwakot for that i want to work with you email me….

  43. suman lama malaysia said,

    November 20, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Thks i am very glad .really the nuwakot is historical place .tq rajesh bro

  44. Gunja Man Tamang Texas USA said,

    November 23, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Rajesh ji, great job. Try to keep it up.

  45. Ramhari lamichhane chaughada-9 nuwakot (Baniyatar) said,

    November 26, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Thanks Rajesh ji, Iam very glad,all pic are very nice.nuwakot is a my birth place therefor again thanks for you.

  46. Ishor gurung cobodia said,

    January 12, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Thank you for such a nice view.Rajesh jee.

  47. Ramesh Shrestha,Denmark said,

    January 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    many many thanks, to create a value of the real and original historical monuments of nepal through the true photography,Rajesh sir.Being the nuwakote its made me dripping with lots of memories in those places.may your photography continue to give the crystal clear image of others historical places of our place just like a pure drop of water in trishuli river. Thanks alot.

  48. Ram chandra bhandari /Nuwakot said,

    February 3, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for the great works for us. and hope other heritages will take place.

  49. Sagar thapa lucknow said,

    February 22, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Namaste dai tapaile pathaunu bhako photo herda ta malai dherai nai ramro lagyo ra aayenda pani yestai photo pathaune garnu hola
    bay bay

  50. shiva bashyal (DOHA QATAR) said,

    February 24, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    hello rajesh dai palpa jella ko tapai thim bhaya ko sabai photo pathaonu kirpaya.

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