Gorkha

The palace was and is still a pilgrimage destination for people who considered the former Shah Kings as living incarnations of Vishnu. The Shah dynasty came to an end on 2008 after the retirement of Gyanendra Shah. The palace sits on top of a fortified hillock and also houses the Kalika Temple. This is a famous temple in Nepal.  The climb to the top of palace is strenuous but completely worth it. It gives the bird’s eye view of the city below along with the view of the Himalayas.  It is said that Prithvi Narayan Shah would watch over his people from his palace which is the tallest palace of Nepal. This region is also famous for “Gurkha” soldiers who fought the British colonials. The British colonials were very impressed by the “Gurkhas” and decided to hire them to their side. The famous Manakamana temple is also within the same district. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Nepalese. This temple can be reached by a cable car and receives nearly 3,000 visitors per day. You can also trek from the Manakamana temple to Gorkha which takes around 4 hours. The Gorakhnath Temple and Tallo Durbar (lower palace) are also other major attractions in the area. The Gorkha Museum is located inside the Tallo Durbar. Gorkha is the starting point of the Mount Ganesh trekking route and also offer many other trekking routes. Visit Gorkha to relieve the…