Gorkha is 141 km west from Kathmandu, birthplace of King Prithvinarayan Shah who founded Nepal. Gorkha palace & Kalika temple is situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalayan beautiful. The Gorkha palace was established in the year 1560, by the legendary King Drabya Shah. From the year 1604 to 1641, the Shah dynasty would become famous and rule over Gorkha. Today, the reminders of this era stand proudly in the form of the Gorkha Royal Palace, the Gorkha Bazaar and Gorkha Durbar. Prithvi Narayan Shah is known for gathering his Gorkha soldiers and battling to unify all of Nepal by taking control of Kathmandu. After his amazing victory, in the 18th century, Kathmandu became the capital of Nepal. Gorkha is famous for Gorkhali soldiers who show bravery to British Indian Company too.
The holy temple of goddess Manakamana lies on a beautiful ridge west of Kathmandu valley. On the way to Gorkha Bazaar visit Manakamana temple where cabal is very enjoyable and interesting to join the worship of Manakamana Goddess. The Goddess of Manakamana is highly noted as a wishful filling goddess throughout the country. It is said that she is the younger sister of goddess Kali. She is regarded to be a very sacred goddess. The temple is important from the historical and archaeological point of view. Manakamana is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus. Before building, a cable car to reach Manakamana is four hours walk uphill from the highway. On the occasion of Visit Year 1998, the cable cars have been plied from Kurintar Village, Chitwan to the hill of Manakamana, which takes only 8 minutes to reach the Temple.
Asian Hiking Team design 1 night 2 days tour in Manakamana Temple and Gorkha. We started our tour after a breakfast drive to Kurintar where the Cable car was possible. 10 minutes by cable car to reach the main building of the temple platform. Joining worship programs in Manakamana Temple. Return to Kurintar by cable car to catch a tourist coach for two Gorkha 1.30 hours. Second day, visit Gorkha palace and Kalika Temple, Gorkha Museum and return to Kathmandu or Chitwan or Pokhara as your programs.