The Newari civilization of the Kathmandu Valley has a rich aesthetic and cultural legacy. Intricate wood carvings, distinctive temples, sculptures, bronze crafts, terracotta works, and the unique lifestyle of its people still thrive at The Dwarika’s Kathmandu. The hotel is built with handmade bricks and incorporates original woodworks that are centuries old. The Dwarika’s Kathmandu is a pioneer in sustainable heritage conservation. It is a living example of how cultural restoration and tourism can complement each other, leading to the preservation of historical artifacts and the growth of rich cultural history.
Most of the Dwarika’s Architecture dates back to the period of profound artistic creation, preserving a cultural legacy that has defined the face and soul of Kathmandu. The courtyard- surrounded by vertically oriented building structures is one of the hallmarks of Newari residential complexes. The buildings integrate the traditional woodwork into the building façade, representing a style that is indigenous to the valley. Shrines, water sprouts, and other features represent elements that are emblematic of the rich architectural traditions that existed in the area. Newari buildings utilize terracotta and woodwork extensively- a design element that was developed over time to address the risk of being on an earthquake fault line.
The Newars were a highly urbanized civilization, in which culture and beliefs were embedded within the rituals and festivals that formed the nexus of social life. The Newars follow both Hinduism and Buddhism’s art of designing. The intricate carving is inspired by the social life and culture of the society forming a unique example of religious tolerance and harmony.
Thus, The Dwarika’s Hotel is a tribute to the Architectural and Cultural Heritage of Nepal.