Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Historical landmark Tourist attraction

Dharahara is a historical landmark and tourist attraction located in Kathmandu, Nepal. The average rating of this place is 4.30 out of 5 stars based on 3980 reviews. The street address of this place is Kathmandu 44600, Nepal. It is about 0.42 kilometers away from Basantpur Palace Square. Dharahara is open seven days a week 24 hours a day.

Dharahara's timetable
Tuesday 24hr open
Wednesday 24hr open
Thursday 24hr open
Friday 24hr open
Saturday 24hr open
Sunday 24hr open
Monday 24hr open
User Reviews

4 Alexander Aashiesh - 3 months ago

A historical tower made almost 200 year ago by Bhimsen Thapa. Later it has fallen down twice and rebuilt by govt. and some other country aid. Gives a nice few of city. It is still under construction for restaurant and cafe so people can hang out here.

4 S R official - 2 months ago

Dharahara is a 72-metre-tall tower at the centre of Sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal.

It was first built in 1832 by Mukhtiyar (equivalent to Prime Minister) Bhimsen Thapa under the commission of Queen Lalit Tripurasundari and was a part of the architecture of Kathmandu recognized by UNESCO.It has been damaged and reconstructed several times.

The tower had a spiral staircase containing 213 steps. The eighth floor held a circular balcony for observers that provided a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. It also had a 5.2-metre (17 ft) bronze mast on the roof.

Most of the tower collapsed in the 25 April 2015 Nepal earthquake, but the base remains.A total of 180 bodies were retrieved from the debris of tower after earthquake.

Reconstruction of the tower commenced in October 2018, and it was officially opened on 24 April 2021, one day before the sixth anniversary of the earthquake.

4 Devendra Dahal - a month ago

The Dharahara also known as the Bhimsen Tower was flattened by the 2015 April earthquake.
The new tower, which stands 72m high (236ft), has 22 storeys. It has a garden, a museum and a fountain, as well as two lifts to make it more accessible.
On the occasion, he informed that Rs 240 million was accumulated under the campaign.

5 Nitesh Shah - a year ago

Always in the heart of millions ????. Although it was destroyed in the earthquake, it is reconstructed and looks amazing. It's not opened for the public yet but as soon as it is opened, plenty of people will come to visit this historically important tower. The newly constructed one is taller and more beautiful than the last one. You must come and visit it.

3 Lakshay Kohli - 3 months ago

Still under construction. Entry not allowed. You can click pictures from a foot over bridge which is across the road. This update is as of 25 may 2022

5 Rui Duarte - 4 months ago

Still not open to the public. I can only imagine the view from the top. Looks like they reconstructed the new structure next to the old one as you can still see the remainings of the old one which was destroyed by the earthquake.

5 Jay_70 - 11 months ago

The construction work of the new tower has been started by the National Reconstruction Authority on September 30, 2008. Reconstruction work is still ongoing.

The current tower area is spread over an area of u200bu200babout 21,367.08 Square meter . It can be seen that the ruins of Bhimsen pillar destroyed by the earthquake of 2072 BS have been covered and protected. Although the tower looks 11 storeys high from the outside, there is a two-storey underground structure inside the tower. It was learned that the tower will have 25 floors with 23 floors including the ground floor.

The height of the tower is 83.85 meters from the ground, including Gajur, which when connected to the underground floor reaches 92.25 meters. The tower can only be seen from the outside until the construction work is completed.

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