A fifteen minutes casual walk north east of the Tamari Square, follow the winding brick road through the city’s main Bazaar, a fascinating walk past tiny shops selling sweets, clothes, brass, toys and fruits is Tachapal tole. The route passes various water taps, ancient water tanks and temples, most of them neighborhood shrines dedicated to Ganesh, the god of luck. Like the other squares, Dattatraya square is another open Museum that contains innumerable monumental masterpieces of woodcarvings.
The square takes it name from the Dattatraya temple. The square originally known as “Tachapal” verbally meaning the “grand rest house”. It is famous for ornate monasteries known as Math’s. It is another large square which marks the old centre of town. More notably, though, Tachapal conceals Nepal’s most celebrated masterpiece of woodcarving museum. It is linked by richly decorated Math, nine in total, the densest concentration of these Hindu monasteries in the Valley. Formerly they housed religious communities of ascetics and Yogis, but descendants of the original inhabitants took them over long ago as private residences. Several of Tachapal old math have been converted into handicraft shops and one into a restaurant.