Gorkha Durbar

The Gorkha Durbar, also known as the Gorkha Palace, is a historic fort and palace complex in Gorkha, Nepal. It was built in the 16th century by Ram Shah and served as the seat of the Shah dynasty, who ruled Nepal from 1728 to 2008.

The Durbar is perched atop a hill, offering stunning views of the surrounding valley. It is a fascinating blend of architectural styles, with elements of Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic influences. The complex includes several courtyards, temples, shrines, and living quarters. The main palace building is a three-story structure with intricate wood carvings and stonework.

Here are some of the interesting facts about Gorkha Durbar:

It is the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who is considered the founder of modern Nepal.

The Durbar played a key role in the unification of Nepal in the 18th century.

It was damaged during the 2015 earthquake, but is currently undergoing restoration.

The Durbar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you’re planning to visit Gorkha Durbar, here are a few things to keep in mind:

The Durbar is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day.

The entrance fee is NRs 150 for foreigners and NRs 25 for Nepalis.

You can climb the 1,500 steps to the Durbar, or take a taxi or jeep.

There are several hotels and restaurants in Gorkha town.

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