THE DREAM OF REVOLUTIONARY NEPALESE HOTELIER DWARIKA DAS SHRESTHA, THE DWARIKA’S HOTEL IN KATHMANDU IS A STUNNING TESTAMENT TO THE RICH ARCHITECTURAL TRADITIONS OF THE REGION.
It was in the late 1950s that Dwarika bought the land upon which the hotel now sits and first incorporated ancient woodwork from his collection, including a window that is today on display in the hotel’s Fusion Bar. Together with a local potter, Dwarika and his wife revived traditional terra cotta designs that stem from the 15th century. The hotel reflects Nepal’s diverse cultural heritage, including locally crafted furniture and handwoven linens, textiles and embroideries with Nepali patterns. Eighty-three regal rooms and suites offer an experience similar to the royal suites of the 14th-century Malla kings of Nepal. Dining is a delectable treat; three restaurants and a bar offer everything from a 22-course slow-cooking experience at Krishnarpan to Japanese specialties at Mako’s. The divine Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa indulges both body and spirit with Ayurveda and Buddhist rituals and treatments. Guests may choose to begin each day with a complimentary yoga class, later shop for Nepalese handicrafts or venture out for sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and beyond, easily arranged by the hotel staff.
- Closest Airport
- Tribhuvan International Airport | 10 minutes drive (2 KMs)
- Number of Rooms
- 83 Rooms and Suites
- The Restaurants
- Krishnarpan Restaurant, Toran Restaurant, Mako's Japanese Restaurant, Fusion Bar
- Amenities and Facilities
- Banquet Room
- Business Center
- Concierge Service
- Conference facilities
- Family Rooms Available
- Fitness Center with Gym
- House Car
- Meeting Rooms
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Yoga Centre
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Basantapur Street Market: Formerly Old Freak Street, the market offers an interesting walk through a Kathmandu street full of history and stories of 1960s hippies.
Image Ark is a welcome change in the midst of traditional thankas and handicrafts in Patan. Stop in to this contemporary art gallery and boutique located three minutes from the heart of the historical area at Patan Durbar Square.
Take the cable car to Chandragiri Hills, boasting a breathtaking panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan Range from Annapurna to Everest.
Make time for the fifth-century Pashupatinath Temple, very near The Dwarika’s Hotel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Combination Stay/Why Visit
Explore the art and architecture of the medieval town squares of Kathmandu valley, and experience the luxury of staying in an award-winning ‘living museum’. Then…. get away to the country and take in the infinite charms of rural Nepal whilst enjoying a holistic lifestyle at Dwarika’s Resort. Ventours International, are on hand to assist you with unique insights to the surrounding areas and one of a kind experiences specifically tailored to your client.