Taleju bell ( Tagoun Ghan); the big bell of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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The durbar square is a package of surprises, wherein every single step you find an alien creation. The giant bell in front of the golden gate is one among them.

The taleju bell is a symbol of devotion toward the goddess taleju, who is stoked inside the royal palace. It is said that the bell is rung during the worship of the goddess taleju.

The big bell is hung in an open platform above the four stone pillars. Factually, you can have a close glimpse of the statue of king bhupatindra Malla and the durbar area from that open platform.

Nevertheless, this enormous and astounding bell is one’s pennyworth of  King Ranjit Malla. The inscription mentioned on that bell authenticates that it commenced on Thursday, 6 January 1737 AD.

So, don’t miss out on a chance to take advantage of this beautiful creation, while you are in Bhaktapur.


Yes, it lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Yes, it is rung every morning.

It would be a pleasure to sneak around Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It doesn’t matter when you will visit there. But if you are interested in temples and worshipping then the morning would be the best time to be present there.

The entrance fee to enter Bhaktapur along with the Bhaktapur Durbar Square varies as per the nationality. It costs, Rs.1500 for Non-SAARC nationality, Rs.500 to SAARC, and Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese.

No, you don’t need to pay for your infant. In fact, it is free entry to the children below 10 years of each national at Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

You could choose a local bus or hire a private vehicle to reach over there.

You can catch a local bus from Ratna Park or from Bagbazaar if you are staying at Thamel, which directly goes to Bhaktapur. But you need to catch the bus that has a route via shiddhapokhari.

Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site, convenient for all kinds of visitors.

Yes, it is. Even a single woman could travel here alone.

While being in Bhaktapur, you must mind few things like taking out of your shoes while entering the temple and other religious sites. Likewise, you might not be allowed to click pictures of some specific events or places. You should consider these things.

As we informed you earlier it is all safe for solo traveling which means you can travel without a guide. But we also recommend you to have a certified guide who would help you to understand the authentic Bhaktapur and the stories carved all over the monuments.


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  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal.

  • 27.672008, 85.428411
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