OUR STORY

For many years, we have been committed to giving back to Bhaktapur, our ancestral home, our heritage and a UNESCO designated globally unique cultural city. Our family spread out into the world from Bhaktapur and now we have come back with a gift. We have deep roots in Bhaktapur that go back many centuries and traces back to the erstwhile Malla Kings.

We wish to dedicate The Nanee to Bhaktapur, its’ amazing people and for “the benefit of all.”

The Nanee has been designed and created by the daughter in law of the family who understands architecture and the need for comfort for those who come to Bhaktapur to “seek”. It is in this comfort that we want you to experience, engage and explore the many facets of Bhaktapur and all it has to offer. Just come with an open mind and The Nanee will provide the needs of the traveller.
Bhaktapur city, also known as Khowpa and Bhadgaon by the locals, where The Nanee is located, is like the proverbial onion, it is layers and layers of surprises and experiences from the basics like food, craft, monuments, festivals to the mystical and revered tantric practices. The entire team at The Nanee is here to help you engage in these experiences.

The people of Bhaktapur and the city itself was the centre of prosperity for many centuries. Goods and services flowed from China through Tibet and into the Gangetic plains through this city. Culture and traditions grew for over a thousand of years and then, like many parts of the world, fell into bad times. Fortunately, Bhaktapur is one of the fewest cities who have fiercely protected their culture during the bad times and has been preserving the living heritage. It is on the rise again. The Nanee is part of this change for the better.
Bhaktapur’s prosperity was the result of the fact that its economy and people were linked to the world. Now we wish you to come and stay at The Nanee, experience Bhaktapur, and take your unique experiences for this great city to the rest of the world. Once again, welcome to the Nanee. Let us begin our “lifetime experience” together.

BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE

Bhaktapur, being one of the oldest living cities in the world, provides attractions and traditions for dwellers who are seeking more meaningful responsible travel and an opportunity to explore the living heritage of the Kathmandu valley. A compact cluster of courtyards with community living epitomizes Newar settlements. This is reflected in our property to give a feel and flavor of the uniqueness of the Newar culture. A visit to Bhaktapur connects the traveler with the people, culture, and inner self. It provides an experience of the Newar culture, cuisine, architecture, crafts, and spirituality. The bustling city center, with its historic cafés, monuments, and wealth of landmarks, is close by. The retreat is the ideal place to start exploring the city, which is a fascinating blend of artistic and cultural influences.

How to get there

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Kathmandu, your journey begins with a 30-min drive passing by ancient architecture, Buddhist, and Hindu temples, enroute to Bhaktapur, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley, Nepal.

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Flight Information

There are 27 airlines flying to Kathmandu from 35 airports around the world, with Buddha Air, Shree Airlines and Yeti Airlines operating most domestic flights to Kathmandu. Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Himalayan Airlines, Indigo Air, Fly Dubai, and Malaysian Airlines are just a few international airlines with regular daily flights from/to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu and beyond

Stepped in history, Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu dates back over 2,000 years. The Kathmandu Valley boasts the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. The three cities house seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The valley is also home to a number of other exquisite monuments, sculptures, artistic temples and magnificent artworks, including The Pashupatinath Temple, one of the world’s most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva.

Explore Kathmandu’s Durbar Square (the historic seat of royalty), home to the Hanuman Dhoka, named after the monkey god, Hanuman.

On the outskirts of Durbar Square is the Kumari Bahal, the residence of the living goddess, a red brick building with beautifully carved wooden balconies and window screens.

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Events Calendar

Nepal is rich in cultural heritage, and festivals are celebrated throughout the year. Most of Nepali festivals are celebrated to honor Gods & Goddesses from different religions and relive the ancient traditions & cultures.