New Road Gate: Kathmandu’s Busy High Street

New Road Gate

Busy High Street of Nepal || New Road Gate…

New Road is the busy high street and the financial centre of Kathmandu, Nepal. It describes both the area that surrounds two-lane streets in the centre of Kathmandu.

New Road is known as the city’s busiest marketplace. Also, this place is close to both the midpoint of the ring road and the pre-historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, and also Basantapur Durbar Square.

What is the History behind New Road Gate?

During the rule of the prime ministership, the road was built by Juddha Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana after the 1934 Nepal-India earthquake destroyed many buildings in the Kathmandu Valley.

It is also a way to Kathmandu Dubar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the old royal palace of the Royal families, known as the “Old Kings Way of Nepal”. Mostly Newar community resides on New Road. It was renamed New Road after the end of the autocratic Rana Regime.

New Road Area and Buildings are built in New Road

The old gate is to be repaired without being demolished, and the new one is to be destroyed to make room for the new one. The new road gate contains twelve idols of gods and goddesses.

New Road Gate
Picture of New Road Gate

Built during the Rana period the New Road Gate was constructed with bricks, tiles, and wooden beams.

Famous Places to visit while in New Road:

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known by another name Hanuman Dhoka. The Malla kings stayed in the historic palace at the southern end of New Road from the 14th through the 17th centuries. It is a well-known tourist destination because of its historical and architectural importance. Many temples, palaces, and courtyards can be found in the square, offering a glimpse into Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.
2. Ason Tole:
One of Kathmandu’s busiest and oldest areas is Ason, which is located just off New Road.
3. Indra Chowk:
The district’s busiest area, Indrachowk is located in the centre of New Road, which is mainly known for its jewellery store, electronics ships, and traditional Tibetan handicrafts.

Destination: Baikuntha Taal (Baikunthadham) || Hidden Place in Chitwan [Tourist Destination]

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