Gorkha has been receiving a great number of tourists this year. As the education tour season has started, Gorkha has been receiving large number of different age groups of students. Students are seen wandering around Gorkha Durbar and other sites throughout the day. Along with them, large number of tourists are also seen roaming around with daily visitor number tally reaching 3000 to the maximum.
“When we read in books, it is difficult for us to visualize. But when we come here and see things for ourselves, it’s a totally different experience. It’s simply thrilling,” said Junu Rai a student currently on an education tour in Gorkha. She added that she had wished that she could visit Gorkha when she read about Gorkha Darbar, late king Prithivi Narayan Shah and Ram Shah, among others, in her text books.
“Reading about the journey of Prithivi Narayan Shah’s life gives us goose bumps. Since reading about him, I have always wanted to visit Gorkha Darbar.”Students in tour this week stated that Gorkha museum, palace and the natural beauty left them spellbound. Meanwhile, teachers who accompanied them also said that the tour was important to make the students understand the history that they read in text books. “Visual memory is more powerful. So, we had planned this visit with much priority,” said a teacher, Ashok Rai. “Gorkha educational tour is in fact an annual event in our school calendar. It has always been very rewarding for the students.”
Rai further stressed that every school must keep educational tour to Gorkha as a priority event. Since King Prithivi Narayan Shah and Gorkha remains the most important chapter in the history of Nepal, students’ visit to Gorkha is equally important, too, he said.
According to staffs at the Gorkha museum, schools bring their students to Gorkha every year. Post Dashain and Tihar, the flow is really impressive, they said. “However, last year, obviously, the visits got affected.
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