Vatsala Durga Temple
In front of what was the Vatsala Durga Temple is a large bell, which was erected by King Jaya Ranjit Malla in 1737 to mark morning and...
The octagonal pavilion known as Chyasilin Mandap was created in 1990 using components from a temple that was destroyed in the 1934...
King Bhupatindra Malla’s Column
With hands folded in a prayer position, the bronze statue of King Bhupatindra Malla sits atop a column in front of the Vatsala Durga...
Shiva’s Café Corner
With an espresso machine and free wi-fi, this inviting cafe with a bistro feel is a good spot for breakfast and a break.
Vatsala Durga Temple information
Beside King Bhupatindra Malla's column and directly in front of the Royal Palace, this stone temple was built by King Jagat Prakash Malla in either 1672 or 1727 (depending on which inscriptions you trust) in the Indian shikhara style, but it was completely destroyed in the 2015 earthquake.
Beside the temple is an ornate sunken hiti containing a fine stone dhara in the form of a makara, topped by a crocodile and a frog.