Gorkha

Nature At Its Best

Gorkha district which is in the central part of Nepal and it is 3-4 hours driving from Kathmandu. Travelling 24 KM from Abu Khaireni, Gorkha is most famously known as the birthplace of the king who unified Nepal, Late king Prithvi Narayan Shah. It is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal which is connected historically with the creation of modern Nepal and the name of the legendary Gurkha soldiers. Today Gorkha Soldiers who are famous in the world for their bravery have been originated from here. The district, with Pokharithok (Gorkha), later known as Prithvi Narayan Nagarpalika as its district headquarters, covering an area of 3,610 km² and has a population of around 288,134.
It is also the location of the famous Manakamana Temple which attracts many local and external tourists every year. The Hindus pilgrimages all around the world visit Manakamana Temple to make this wish come true. Also, the temples of great sage Gorakhnath and goddess Gorakhkali temple is located in the district, after which the district got its name. Four major rivers run within and along with it – the Chepe, Daraudi, Marsyangdi, and Budhi Gandaki.
The famous locations around Gorkha are; Gorkha Durbar, Bhimsen Temple, Vishnu Temple, Gorkha Museum and Mahadev Temple. The people residing in Gorkha mostly belong to Newar communities and are highly religious. The historical significance of Gorkha and the people’s faith in their kings is still something many look up to while visiting this place.
The 2015 earthquake had adversely affected Gorkha but now is slowly on the verge of recovery. However, many tourists continue traveling and some gave even being volunteering for rebuilding the damaged sites and houses for the victims of 2015 earthquake. The famous trekking in Nepal, Manaslu trek start from Arughat, Gorkha district. So, this area has big significance for cultural, historical and natural aspects.

 


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