Looks of a palace and function of a fort, Nuwakot Palace stands seven storeys tall with 5 feet thick wall protecting the interiors. The palace exhibits a great deal of wood usage with all its windows framed in these foresters. The verandah and corridors on each floor are so designed that one can walk around the whole of the palace watching every single side. The palace is encircled with beauty- valleys and rivers and forests and agricultural farms and himalayan foothills and Trisuli bazaar. The palace complex houses multiple temples and shrines, a few like Bhairavi temple, Taleju temple etc.
1. Nuwakot Palace had been closed to public for some time and has recently been opened up around April 2011.
2. It has been opened as a museum, and now has many additional artifacts related to the king Prithvi Narayan Shah, including a 240 year old statue.
When to go
Nuwakot celebrates many festivals throughout the year. You can visit in October, November, February, April, August and September if you want to be a part of atleast one of the grand local festivals. Dashain and Tihar are the best ones in terms of cultural and traditional representation, and are celebrated in October/November.
How to reach
Once in Nuwakot, you cannot miss the massive palace.