Welcome to saurpani

Saurpani is a village development committee in Gorkha District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5,178 and had 1052 houses in the town.

View of Himchuli From Saurpani

The town of Gorkha lies midway between Pokhara and Kathmandu brings you to an ancient Gorkha – the untouched and captivating town of Nepal! Some 300 years ago, Nepal was divided into 50 tiny states, and Gorkha was one of them. King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the founder of `Shah Dynasty’ which runs Nepal today, unified Nepal into one kingdom. His Gorkha palace resides on top of a hill at an altitude of 3281 feet (about 1000 meter)

The King would watch-over his people as far as his eyes could see from the tallest palace in the very center of Nepal! Gorkha is also the home of Gurkhas – the legendary brave warriors who fought with knives against guns. brings you to an ancient Gorkha – the untouched and captivating town of Nepal! Some 300 years ago, Nepal was divided into 50 tiny states, and Gorkha was one of them. King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the founder of `Shah Dynasty’ which runs Nepal today, unified Nepal into one kingdom. His Gorkha palace resides on top of a hill at an altitude of 3281 feet (about 1000 meter) The King would watch-over his people as far as his eyes could see from the tallest palace in the very center of Nepal! Gorkha is also the home of Gurkhas

The town of Gorkha lies midway between Pokhara and Kathmandu. It is also the home of the legendary Gorkha warriors whose knives were bound to draw blood once they were unsheathed. The town was once the capital of Nepal, and housed the Palace of the great King Prithvi Shah, who united Nepal’s scattered kingdoms. Apart from the Palace and temples, Gorkha’s natural beauty also makes it a favorite with trekkers.

The Gorkha Palace lies on the top of a steep hill, and one must climb at least 1350 steps to reach it. But the view from the summit will be worth the climb. If the sky is cloudless and there is no fog, you can see the Himalayas. The palace is embellished with wooden carvings and engravings.

Gorkha celebrates the birth anniversary of Nepal’s great King, Prithvi Narayan Shah, with great pomp and festivities. The king was the founder of the Gorkha regiment, and brought the fragmented kingdoms of Nepal under a central rule. On the birth anniversary of the king, the Gorkha Bazaar is decorated with silver festoons and colorful frescoes. If you are in Gorkha during the Dashain festival celebrations, you will see the colorful Dashain procession from the ancient capital of Gorkha to the present capital Kathmandu. The procession ends at the Narayanhiti Palace in Kathmandu, where the present monarch of Nepal resides.

“I would rather die fighting, than surrender to injustice and wrong doing”–Dr baburam bhattarai.

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