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Gorkha Durbar

Gorkha, Nepal

Gorkha is known as the place of Gorakhnath Baba and it is located in central Nepal Himalaya with 1210m/3970ft height above the sea level. It is 140km/87mile far from Kathmandu and 24km/15mile north of Abu Khaireni within Kathmandu and Pokhara Highway. It is famous for Gorkha Durbar (palace), Kalika Temple, Tallo Durbar (palace museum), and Fort (kot) with superb view of valley and Himalayas including Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. Gorkha is district headquarter with village town known as Gorkha Bazaar. This place is famous because of modern Nepal founder also first Shah Dynasty King Prithvinarayan Shah’s reign was here in mid-18th century. This is old place according to history when King Ram Shah’s reign was in beginning of 17th century.

Gorkha offers it name, before 1947 India had a British East India Company and they were so impressed with the fighting abilities of the Nepal hills people in 1814 and they could not make their own colony and they allowed it to remain it with a source of warriors of this country whom they called Gurkhas for the British Army recruited first time in 1815 in Nepal. The attractions are Gorkha Durbar (palace), Dhuni Pati, Kalika Temple 1450m, and Fort with great view of Himalaya including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and valleys, Tallo Durbar as a museum now and rural life with their own district town with sun set view are great in here.

Gorkha is interesting for short hiking takes 40 minute uphill to get Palace. Some building is believed early 17th century built. The October and late march falls Hindu festivals and sacrifice many male goats in the temple by social association and publics for wishful fill. This place is famous for the initiations for the yogis by their gurus who pierce their ear and put disc in it. The Dhunipati with Shiva Temple is here. You should climb 30 minute to get ridge with ruins of a fort where is telephone tower with a great views and film makers goes to here sometime to make music video in this spot. The town has available tourist accommodation for overnight. Please contact to us more information to visit here.


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