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Also called Kumari Bahal, this fascinating palace is home to a virgin girl who is worshipped as the goddess Durga in human form. She can sometimes be glimpsed at her windows.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has number of temples and old palaces but a number of houses damaged by earthquake are still under renovation. there are good numbers of shops selling curio etc.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SOHINIMUKERJI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully ornate, old building that experienced some damage in the earthquake. There were beams supporting one section of wall. We waited excitedly to see the Kumari (living goddess), but when she arrived at the window I felt sad and questioned our being here. The little...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jacaydan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In my case I will give more than fives stars because I was lucky to see the kumari girl. I went at 11 o’clock, tour guides say that the girl come out to the window between 10 to 12 for just 30 seconds, I could...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank alexanderpujol
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reflecting on the lifestyles of the old king of Nepal, the palace is a living history of Nepal. Though considerably damaged due to earthquake, it's being restored to a great extent. Worth a visit and learn about ancient history of Nepal.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Padcee
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

Our taxi driver was Nepali but he didn't know the route and we had search around for this place.When we reached there we asked a lady about kumari ghar. We astonished as that lady came along with us with respect though she had to go...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Venugopal6
Reviewed 5 September 2019

I was blessed and fortunate enough to see Devi Kumari when I visited Kathmandu. It was August 12th 2019 when Devi Kumari arrived to Chengunarayan temple for some ritual. This place was affected by earthquake and you can see wooden supports provided to all heritage...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vinayak S
Reviewed 26 August 2019

i wish you luck on the day you decide to visit so that you can see their Live Goddess Kumari waving, she comes out to wave at people once a time. i was shocked to find this attraction, where the goddess lives, dirty but it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Amal-Elyahyaoui
Reviewed 18 July 2019

In Durbar Square this Kumari Chowk is kind of a microcosm of all things associated with the History and Culture.Now under massive restoration.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shuddho G
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

The building itself with the intricate carvings was beautiful even if modest in size. But it’s the history and background about the location and the living goddess that was fascinating. The Kumari did peek out when we visited which made it a bit more special....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

I didn’t know anything about the Kumari before reading the Lonely Planet guide the morning before our trip to Durbar Square. It said she usually comes out between 9 and 11am so we headed down to the square to see if we could catch a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Chelsea K
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