Old Town of Dhulikhel Visit

Ethnic Newari architectural craftsmanship is one of Nepal’s biggest attractions and the old town of Dhulikhel exemplifies this quality. The old town lies at the southern end of Dhulikhel. It is an assembly of old ethnic Newari houses. Newari houses are built to accommodate joint families, a prevalent practice in Nepal. As a result, the houses in Dhulikhel’s old town area are often occupied by twenty or more family members. The houses also have several beautifully carved doors and windows. The narrow streets of the town are typical of a medieval city inhabited for at least five centuries. The city is based on an ancient Hindu aesthetic philosophy of planning and architecture. The position, shape, scale, and dominance between temples, buildings and public squares lead to a mindful living experience.