Gorkha Palace/Gorkha Museum

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Standing tall on a hillock in the middle of Gorkha bazar, this historical 18th century place was known as the Gorkha palace (Durbar) even much before the Shah Dynasty kings occupied it during their rule of Gorkha. It is also known as Tallo Durbar and lower palace amongst the local community. Standing on a hillock overseeing the district headquarter, it is at a strategic location from a warfare point of view. The palace can only be reached by climbing 1,700 stonned steps from the main road which approximately takes about 40 minutes to each from the base to the palace top. Once on top, visitors can have a panoramic view of mountain peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal from the east to the west. Likewise looking south, there are the hills of the Mahabharat range known as the fifth highest peak in the world (8,156 m), Mt. Manaslu falls in Gorkha district.

Situated within the palace premises, the Gorkha museum has 12 sectioned rooms which houses historical documents and information. The museum was only opened to the public in 2008. Historical artifacts such as the weapons used during Nepal’s unification process utensils used  during that period, mannequins with clothes worn by various indigenous people, oil paintings and musical instruments are some of collections visitors can see. There are also portraits of kings of the Shah Dynasty from Drabya Shah, Prithivi Narayan to the last king of Nepal Gyanendra Shah. The establishment of the museum was commissioned in 1816 by the then king Rajendra Bikram Shah according to historical documents. The building which houses the museum is reported to have been constructed for king Rajendra’s son Surendra Bikram Shah. The buildings court in a courtyard shaped architectures which was prevalent during the reigns of the Malla kings. Key attractions of the museum building are the woodworks that decorate it.