Sindhuli gadhi holds a special place in Nepal’s history. This is the ancient fort where the Gurkha soldiers won over the soldiers from the British Empire in 1767. Hence, this fort today stands as a symbol of bravery of Nepali soldiers.
Sindhuli gadhi lies about 20km east from Sindhuli Madi, the district headquarters, and about 150km from Kathmandu. In case you are travelling from Kathmandu, you have to take an uphill trip from Khurkot, about the same distance. The road is blacktopped right up to the historic fort which is located at an altitude of 4,648ft from the sea level.
Sindhuli gadhi sees a flurry of picnic-goers all week round, said Khilraj Devkota, a local school teacher. “The place is popular because of its moderate climate and excellent views of the mountains,” he said.
The fort has also recently added facilities such as good road leading up to the fort and clean drinking water in order to develop it as a major tourist destination, said Khadga Bahadur Khatri, Mayor of the Kamalamai Municipality. “Monuments and documents have been picked up from the ruins and are conserved, and one can read historical material dating to the period of the battle,” he said. “It is a matter of pride for any Nepali to witness the place where our forefather fought against imperialist power so bravely.”