45 Rare and Vintage Photos of Nepal That Push You to Think

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38, 39, 40. Rani Pokhari and the site near Rani pokhari area:

Rani Pokhari was worked in 1670 AD by King Pratap Malla, a standout amongst the most famous rulers of the Malla tradition that ruled Nepal for over 600 years. Pratap Malla had the tank built to reassure his ruler who was distressed with sadness after their child was trampled to death by an elephant. He had water gathered from different sacred spots and waterway junctures in Nepal and India like Gosaikunda, Muktinath, Badrinath, Kedarnath and filled the lake to purify it.  A sanctuary committed to Matrikeshwor Mahadev, a type of the Hindu god Shiva, remains at the focal point of the lake. It is come to from the road by a thoroughfare. A substantial stone statue of an elephant bearing the pictures of Pratap Malla and his two children Chakravartendra Malla and Mahipatendra Malla is arranged on the tank’s southern dike. The lake is revived by water streaming in through an underground channel.

41, 42, 43, 44. Old Kathmandu City:


The Kathmandu most explorers come to see is the old city, a tangle of restricted back roads and sanctuaries promptly north and south of the focal Durbar Square. It’s a clamoring quarter, where tall more distant family homes shut out the sun, open-fronted shops swarm the paths and vegetable merchants stop up the crossing points.

The major building square of the old city is the bahal (or baha) – an arrangement of structures joined at right edges around a focal yard. Kathmandu is honeycombed with bahal, a number of which were initially Buddhist religious communities, however have since returned to private utilize.

45. Dharahara:

Dharahara, likewise called Bhimsen Tower, is a nine story (50.2m) tall tower at the focal point of Kathmandu sundhara. It was worked in 1832 by the Prime Minister of the time, Bhimsen Thapa of Nepal. Thapa assembled the tower under the requests of Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari.


The tower has a winding staircase inside containing 113 stages and 25 stages outside it . The eighth floor holds a round overhang for spectators that give an all encompassing perspective of the entire Kathmandu valley. The tower has a 5.2m bronze pole on the rooftop. The tower has been open for the overall population since 2005 for a little expense.  The present day Dharahara is really the second such tower made by Bhimsen Thapa.

The first Bhimsen Tower was made in 1824AD which was 11 stories high to the top, two stories taller than the present day Dharahara. Dharahara was worked for Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari, who was the niece of Bhimsen Thapa. She needed her very own tower alongside Bhimsen’s unique tower.  Amid the quake of 1834, both the towers survived, however Bhimsen’s tower endured extreme harm.

A hundred years after the fact, on January 15, 1934, another quake made Bhimsen’s tower be totally demolished. Just two of the 11 stories on the second tower remained. The head administrator of the time, Juddha Shumsher, redesigned Dharahara to its past shape. While the first Bhimsen Tower was demolished, Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari’s tower got its name, ‘Bhimsen Stambha’. Tragically, the site where Bhimsen’s unique tower stood is currently a parking garage.

Writer: Ranjan Poudel, Rima Pradhan

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  1. Do you know the meaning of rare?
    Almost every monarch loving household has that picture of King Birendra and his family and that picture of Chandra sushmer was in every grade 8 social studies book
    Others can be found in Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya’s archive