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Kathmandu To Shindhuli Gadhi
Traveling is a passion that rejuvenates our minds and souls, and we always look for an opportunity to explore new places.
A long drive on a scooter is a perfect way to discover the beauty of nature, and we planned for a similar adventure. This time we decided to visit the east of Kathmandu, a place that we haven’t explored before. Our destination was Sindhuli Gadhi, and we were excited to hit the road. The travel distance from Kathmandu to Sindhuli Gadhi is 133 km via B.P. Highway.
Before embarking on the trip, I did some research on the internet about the best way to reach Sindhuli Gadhi from Kathmandu. I found out that there are two ways to reach the destination – by bus or by private vehicle. Since I was traveling with my wife, we decided to travel on a scooter. We planned to stay overnight at a local hotel.
Journey to Sindhuli Gadhi
We started our journey early in the morning, and we knew that it was going to be a long day ahead. We packed some snacks, water, and first aid kit and headed towards the east of Kathmandu. We were told that the road condition was good, but there were many turnings, and the ride would be exciting. We rode through small villages, green hills, and valleys, and the scenery was mesmerizing.
The turns and the uphill ride made the journey more adventurous, and we could feel the adrenaline rush. The road was less crowded, and we could ride at our own pace, enjoying the ride to the fullest. It was the time between Tihar and Chhat, so it was less crowded.
You will encounter several hairpin bends that require careful maneuvering. The road is also steep in some areas, and you will need to maintain a steady speed to prevent the vehicle from stalling.
Our journey started early in the morning from Kathmandu. We left at 5:00 am and reached Sindhuli Gadhi at around 11:00 am. It took around 6 hours to reach Sindhuli Gadhi from Kathmandu on a Scooter. Since we reached early, we cancelled our plan to stay overnight.
Around 8 am, we decided to take a short break near Bhakunde Besi to refresh ourselves. We stumbled upon a local shop and couldn’t resist trying some of the popular local cuisine. We indulged in boiled chana, eggs, and tea, which were all delicious and gave us the energy we needed to continue our journey. Later on, after reaching Sindhuli Gadhi, we visited a local hotel and had a meal that was an absolute delight to our taste buds. The food in this area is known for its unique flavors and ingredients, making it a must-try for any food enthusiast.
Sindhuli Gadhi Fort
As we reached the fort, we were amazed by the sight of the huge walls and the beautiful gate of the fort. The fort is located on a hilltop, and we had to climb a few stairs to reach the top.
The view from the top was breathtaking, and we could see the entire town and the surrounding hills from there.
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Sindhuli Gadhi is a historical fort located in Sindhuli district of Nepal. The fort holds immense significance in Nepal’s history, as it was the site of a historic battle fought between the Nepali forces and the British East India Company in 1767. The battle of Sindhuli marked a turning point in Nepali history and played a crucial role in consolidating Nepal as a sovereign nation. Today, Sindhuli Gadhi stands as a symbol of Nepal’s bravery and resistance against foreign invasion.
Major Highlights of Sindhuli Gadhi
Fort and Wall
The fort and the wall are the main highlights of Sindhuli Gadhi. The fort is built on a hilltop and provides a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys and hills.
The wall surrounding the fort is made of stone and is about two kilometers long. It is an excellent example of the traditional Nepali architecture and engineering.
The cannon is another highlight of Sindhuli Gadhi. It was used by the Nepali army during the war against the British East India Company. The cannon is made of bronze and is about six feet long. It is an impressive piece of weaponry that speaks to the military prowess of the Nepali army.
Sindhuli Gadhi also has a museum that displays various artifacts related to the fort’s history. The museum showcases weapons, coins, pottery, and other items used during the fort’s construction and the war. The museum is an excellent place to learn about the fort’s history and the unification process of Nepal.
Sindhuli Gadhi Durbar
After the victory at the Battle of Sindhuli Gadhi, King Prithvi Narayan Shah ordered the construction of a palace to commemorate the victory. Sindhuli Gadhi Durbar was built near the site of the battle, and it served as a residence for the king’s representatives and military commanders.
Sindhuli Gadhi has several religious sites that are worth visiting. The Bhimeshwar Temple, located inside the fort, is one of the oldest and most significant temples in the region. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and attracts a large number of devotees during the Maha Shivaratri festival.
Exploring the Surrounding Area
After exploring the fort, we decided to explore the surrounding area. We visited the nearby temple, which was an old and beautiful structure. The temple had intricate carvings and was a great example of Nepali architecture.
The return journey was equally thrilling, and we enjoyed the ride back to Kathmandu. We reached around 8 pm back home same day.