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Dwarika's Hotel

“Born out of Mr. Dwarika Das Shrestha’s quest to preserve the Kathmandu Valley’s heritage, Dwarika’s Hotel is a sanctuary for the architectural grandeur of the Newari civilization. The intricately carved wooden treasures, with each artifact being an original, are the soul of the Dwarika’s. Titled as an oasis in the middle of a bustling city, the peaceful courtyards display the grand architectural wooden masterpieces while being overlooked by the meticulously decorated spacious rooms, offering a sumptuous lifestyle deep-rooted in Nepalese culture. The Dwarika’s is many things- a labor of love, a realization of architectural heritage conservation, a place where you are treated like royalty and never just a hotel.”

The Dwarika's

OUR STORY

Our commitment to heritage conservation dates back to 1950, when the founder of the hotel, Mr. Dwarika Das Shrestha, witnessed carpenters sawing off the intricately carved portions of an old wooden pillar for firewood. What began as an impulsive action grew into a passion, and soon Dwarika Das Shrestha’s commitment to saving, documenting and restoring artefacts took on a life of its own. The rescued carved wooden pieces were employed to construct a building in an traditional Newari style. He envisioned that his new building, which would operate as a guest house, would allow more people to appreciate Nepal’s architectural and cultural legacy, giving the restored treasures a new lifespan. The vision behind the Dwarika’s Hotel as a living tribute to heritage of the Kathmandu Valley was thus born.

The Dwarika's

ARCHITECTURE

Dwarika’s Hotel’s elegant courtyards, buildings, and rooms aim to revive the stunning Newari architecture, capturing the beauty and spirit of ancient Kathmandu. The unique craftsmanship, heavily invested in the local art and culture, is conserved with a notion of utmost care. Dwarika’s antique wooden masterpieces date as far back as the 13th century, creating a certain indefinable aura that enfolds the hotel. Artifacts of Newari wood carvings depicting Hindu and Buddhist deities and mystical creatures attest to the architecture’s deep involvement in the Kathmandu valley’s cultural landscape.

Exclusive packages

City-Country Package (7 nights/8 days)

7 nights / 8 days

Explore the art and architecture of the medieval town squares of Kathmandu valley, and experience the luxury of staying in an award-winning ‘living museum’. Then get away to the country and take in the infinite charms of rural Nepal while...

Kathmandu Charm

3 nights / 4 days

A short getaway to beat the heat this summer in style. Escape into another world and take a culture rich step back as you enter The Dwarika’s Hotel and explore the heritage and traditional hospitality of Nepal. Relax and mesmerize...

City-Country Package (5nights/6 days)

5 nights / 6 days

Explore the art and architecture of the medieval town squares of Kathmandu valley, and experience the luxury of staying in an award-inning ‘living museum’. Then get away to the country and take in the infinite charms of rural Nepal while...

Cuisine

From our farms

The Dwarika’s gastronomic experiences are based on our organic farms. Dwarika’s farms are spread throughout the different terrains of Nepal. Cultivating various indigenous crops, the farms produce seasonal vegetables, herbs, and grains. Following organic agricultural methods, the Dwarika’s farms celebrate the bounty and diversity of Nepal’s rich flavours.

To your table

Staying true to natural ingredients, each meal is thoughtfully prepared at the Dwarika’s. Fresh, local, organic, and seasonal ingredients are at the heart of dining at Dwarika’s, where they are transformed into wholesome, authentic cuisine. Using original recipes, the hotel’s multiple restaurants – Toran, Mako’s, Fusion Bar, and Krishnarpan – offer a range of international dishes tailored to individual tastes.

Dining

Pancha kosha himalayan spa

Sanctuary for Healing and Purification.

The Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa draws inspiration from ancient Ayurveda, Buddhist medicine, and traditional Himalayan rituals and treatments. The spa’s holistic treatments and therapies nurture each of the five layers of being (Pancha Koshas) found in the Himalayan philosophies.

UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS

For every occassions

The serene atmosphere that enfolds the Dwarika’s Hotel offers perfect spaces for your unique gala events, weddings, or business meetings. Elegance combined with utmost satisfaction with Nepalese warmhearted hospitality, will provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience in one of the world’s most unique destinations.

The Dwarika’s excels in creating truly exclusive events and celebrations, customizing every detail to your desires, furnishing memories of a lifetime.

Experiences

Experiences At Dwarika’s

Dive into Nepal’s culture and explore its rich history through Dwarika’s curated experiences. Discover the craftsmanship behind the Dwarika’s wooden master pieces, gain insider access to a Hindu temple, and discover the secrets of Kathmandu, the guardian of seven world heritage sites.

Wood Carving

Legend has it that the name of the city, Kathmandu is derived from the Kasthamandap, the oldest known wooden temple built during Lichhavi, which was then formed by two words,

Dwarika’s Architectural Tour

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Ram Mandir

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Around Town

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Guest book

“We stayed at the Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu on the front end of a Trekking vacation in the Himalayas. Clean, modern rooms with fantastic architecture throughout. Phenomenal service by an attentive and helpful staff. The courtyard offers a peaceful and beautiful sanctuary from the noise and congestion of the third world developing urban hustle and bustle only yards away on the outside of the hotel. Large spacious rooms. Good food. Beautiful pool and bar. Likely the best hotel in Kathmandu. Highly recommended. I will stay here again, without reservation, if I ever return to Kathmandu.”

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