Bhaktapur city is known for its history and culture. This city has got more than one thousand years old history. AS a sovereign Kingdom till 1768, the city was ruled by glorious Licchavi and Malla Dynasty.
Today, we see the legacy of culture followed in traditional life style. The city is occupied by Newari aboriginal People. Newars like to live in community preserving and enjoying traditional life style.
The secret exits and open squares are the the outcome of habit of local people to live in close proximity with the neighbours.
The city has now four major heritage squares which are intrinsically connected through several secret exits - exhibiting the primitive security engineering . The popular four squares namely Bhaktapur Durbar square, Dattatraya, Taumadhi and pottery square can be reached following the proposed 32 secret exits with the help of local guide.
The exits are still used by the local people to avoid crowded market street or to make short cut commute.
Optionally, visit one of the local family kitchen to learn cooking Newari Dishes. Take home the secret of magical aroma of the Newari food .