Gorkha Durbar is situated high above Gorkha on a knife-edge ridge. To reach Gorkha Durbar, go north from the bus station and follow the main cobbled streets through the bazaar. Then you have to climb a 1500 stone step stairway, which starts just before the post office. The Durbar which is a palace, fort and a temple all in one has a spectacular view of the Trishuli Valley and the soaring peaks of the Annapurna range and Ganesh Himal.
Gorkha Durbar is the birth place of the great King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified many small kingdoms into a larger Nepal. Gorkha Durbar was the official residence of King Prithvi Narayan Shah.
Gorkha Durbar carries a lot of religious and historical significance. So visitors should follow strict rules. Shoes, leather belts and other leather items are banned inside the Gorkha Durbar complex. Taking photographs is also strictly prohibited. You can leave your shoes and cameras at the guard-house.
Gorkha Durbar opens from 6 am to 6 pm. There is no admission fee to go inside the Durbar.