Photo Trip Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Taumadhi Square of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and bustling bazaar at the sun set.

The ancient city of Bhaktapur is bewitching. Its ancient towering temples, centuries old palaces and their respective squares (there are four squares Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square, all worth seeing), brick-lined walkways, narrow alleys and redbrick houses transports visitors to this ancient city to different era of several centuries ago.

Left: Pottery Square of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Right: Durbar Square of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

And life in this old city has changed a little over the years. Its denizens still proudly follow the old age old tradition, culture, some of which like the Mha Puja are unique to this city. Apart from the marvelous architecture, an amble around the city will reveal artisans like potters and woodcarvers meticulously working on their craft and pipe smoking old men sitting on temple steps and watching the day go by.

Women in Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur’s weeklong festival marks the ancient solar Nava Barsha (New Year) and is the only festival that does not follow the lunar-based Nepali calendar. The jatra commences after a special Tantric ritual in th Bhairab temple in Taumadhi Tole in Bhaktapur.

Bisket Jatra is celebrated during April
Festive Celebration in Bhakatapur Durbar Square
Pottery Square from Bhaktapur