Dwarika’s Hotel is a lovingly recreated temple to Nepal’s illustrious heritage.
How many hotels do you know of that have such a dedication to their country’s past that they have a workshop of skilled traditional wood carvers within their walls? Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique place; the vision of one man and his family who set about preserving the historical art and artefacts of Nepal, using the medium of a palace complex-style hotel.
The result is a symphony of architecture that recalls the Durbar squares, temples, sacred courtyards, stupas, open air shrines, dance platforms, sunken fountains and tall houses with intricately carved windows of a 15th century Nepalese town. Complemented, of course, by the 21st century amenities and comforts modern travellers expect. In all, Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique place to stay on your tailor-made holiday to Nepal.
Dwarika’s Hotel, at a glance
- Unique hotel that recaptures the art and architecture of a 15th century palace complex
- Choice of meticulously recreated guest rooms and suites
- Rooms have raftered ceilings, stone floors and traditionally decorated, carved furnishings
- Suites are extremely spacious – the Royal Suite has a 50 sq m bathroom – and absorbing views into the picturesque courtyard
- All three restaurants ingredients from Dwarika’s own farms
- Krishnarpan, their Nepalese restaurant, is famous for its slow dining experience reminiscent of the local community’s traditional feasts
- Mako’s serves Japanese, whilst Toran offers popular world cuisines
For leisure and pleasure
- Swimming pool inspired by 12th century Malla Dynasty baths, and sun deck within a colonnaded courtyard
- Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa drawing on Ayurveda, Buddhist medicine and age-old rituals and treatments
- Yoga and fitness centre
- Library and excellent shop offering local arts and crafts
- Watch local craftsmen carve wooden decorations in the in-house workshop