Towering like a lighthouse over the old town, this white, minaret-like tower is a useful landmark near the post office. The views from 61.88m up - 213 steps above the city — are the best you can get. There is a small Shiva shrine right at the very top. The tower was originally built in 1820 by the Rana regime prime minister, Bhimsen Thapa, as part of the city’s first European-style palace. It was rebuilt after being severely damaged in the 1934 earthquake. The nearby Sundhara water tank lends its name to the district.