Mahadev Temple

This squat white temple has an interesting statue of a bull. This is Nandi, the steed of Shiva, who guards Kailashagiri, Shiva's abode atop Mt Kailash in Tibet.

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This two-tiered temple dedicated to Vishnu lies just north of the bus stand.

2. Ganesh Temple

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This small, white shikhara (an Indian-style temple with a tall corn-cob spire) is dedicated to Ganesh. You'll find it next to a ceremonial tank.

3. Gorkha Museum

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4. Bhimsen Temple

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5. Gorkha Durbar

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6. Manakamana Temple

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7. Siddha Gufa Cave

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