Gorkha Durbar: This historical palace is situated on the top of the fortified hill above the township, about one hour's walk uphill from the bus station. On the west side of palace is the temple of Goddess Gorakhkali. There is also a famous cave sheltering the statue of Gorakhnath Baba (sage). It is believed that the name of Gorkha was derived from the name of this sage, whose blessings inspired King Prithvi Narayan Shah for the unification of Nepal. From the top of the hill above Gorkha palace and from a saddle east of the bazaar, the view of Manaslu and Himalchuli is spectacular.
Upallokot: It is situated at a 20 minute walking distance from Gorkha palace.There is a viewing platform at an altitude of 1520 meters in Upallokot from where the spectacular view of Gorkha palace and the sliver shining snow-fed peaks can be enjoyed.
Manakamana: On a beautiful ridge south-east of the township of Gorkha lies the holy temple of Manakamana, the holy goddess of aspirations. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus. Manakamana is a four hour walk uphill from Anbu Khaireni on Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway.
Access: Linked with Pokhara and Kathmandu by road, Gorkha has daily bus services to and from these places. It is connected to Kathmandu-Pokhara highway by a 24 km feeder road branching off towards north from Anbu Khaireni. It is six hours by bus from Kathmandu and 3 hours from Pokhara.
Accommodation: There are a number of good lodges at the township of Gorkha and Manakamana hill. Tourist restaurants are also available at these places.