Two white guardians stand out side the entrance to Kumari Ghar (Kumari Chowk). The building is located to your left just passed the main souvenir stands in the southern area of Kathmandu Durbar square.
Built in 1756 the interior of this three story building is off limits to all but the Kumari’s assistants and designated guests. The inner courtyard is the only exception. Inside here you will see ornate wooden windows and paneling that’s of a high standard but in need of a little touch up.
It is said good luck will befall you should you catch a glimpse of her.
Did you know?
There are three main Kumari's in Nepal, all based in The Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu city hosts the royal Kumari while Bhaktapur and Patan host the other two Kumari's.
Inside the main doorway leads to a small inner courtyard. This and the building surrounding it, is known as Kumari Ghar. You can go no further. The very top center window is, if you are lucky, where the Kumari may appear.
You are free to photograph the inner courtyard but not the Kumari should she appear at a window. If you are here during the Indra Jaya festival you can see her bless the King. Something that still happens to this day though in recent years an occasional Prime Minister has tried to arrive for a blessing beforehand.
However do be aware of some insisting "tour guides" outside the entrance. They'll start talking to you and then before you know it will ask for some money. It's better to just politely decline them straight away.
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