Welcome to Gorkha

About 24km north of Abu Khaireni, Gorkha is famous as the birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified the rival kingdoms of Nepal into a single cohesive nation in 1769, but the Shah dynasty ended with the ignominious ‘retirement’ of Gyanendra Shah in 2008. In 2015, Gorkha became notorious as the epicenter of the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in almost a century, but many buildings avoided damage and the town... Read More

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