Attractions

Museum Features

Narayanhiti Palace

The distinct Nepali style architecture of the palace building and its interior structure are the main attraction of this museum. The Narayanhiti Palace, constructed for both residential and official purposes, is worth a visit.

A visit to the various chambers of the palace named 'baithak' and 'sadan' present a glimpse of the life style, daily routine, personal interest, habit and some other royal duties of the then kings and royal family.

The intricate woodcraft of the main entrance to the palace called Gaurishankar Gate (named after the Gaurishankar Mountain of Dolakha, Nepal), is very attractive.



Kaski Baithak

After entering through this gate and passing through the halls one can have a view of distinct interior decoration suitable for different functions. One of the main halls of the Palace, the ‘Kaski Baithak’ is a reception hall where visiting Heads of the State were received, credential of the foreign ambassadors was received and swearing-in ceremony for the members of the Constitutional Bodies took place.

A visit to the various chambers of the palace named 'baithak' and 'sadan' present a glimpse of the life style, daily routine, personal interest, habit and some other royal duties of the then kings and royal family.



Gorkha Baithak

There are separate halls assigned for decoration ceremony, ceremony to announce the crown prince and some other events of historic importance. A view of the Gorkha Baithak shows such events were held sitting on the royal throne.

There are separate halls for royal family, council of ministers, high ranking royal and government officials for having a view of the program organized in the Gorkha Baithak. Special chambers were provided for the visiting Heads of State and their family members as residence. Relevant halls were managed for the king's and queen's workplace, beds, banquet, and for offering as well as receiving teeka during the dasain festival.