Dhor Durbar

Dhor Mulkot Durbar

Dhor Mulkot Durbar might only be known to some, but it is one of Nepal’s prominent historical infrastructures dating back to the 1800s. Dhor Durbar’s name is meaningful: it means the residence of the Monarch of Dhor Kingdom, which was a part of Chaubisi Rajyas (24 States) before the Unification of Nepal. As history speaks, The Kingdom of Dhor was annexed to Nepal, as their King supported the King of Parbat during the Unification Campaign led by Prithivi Narayan Shah.

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Not every part and detail of the infrastructure remains to this date, but the ruins of Dhor Durbar have been renovated repeatedly, with bricklayers added to its exterior design. The location is at the top of the hill, also used as a fort to defend the state from outer attacks. History cites that the Dhor Kingdom was very challenging to annex for Prithivi Narayan Shah to the Nepal Kingdom due to its location.

However, one of the sons of Prithivi Narayan Shah, Bahadur Shah, a general at the time, formulated a trick and manipulated the Kaskikot State to overcome the Dhor Kingdom. The Kaskikot Kingdom were promised to get back their state from Gorkhas.

Dhor Durbar was the home of King Kirti back in the 18th century. It lies at an altitude of 1535 Meters (5036 Feet) above sea level and is just a 15 to 20 minutes walk from Rajsthal Village. It is a perfect viewpoint for tourists from where you can see the scenery of mountain ranges, including the peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Similarly, other infrastructures like Parks and Picnic Spots are created around the place. You also can visit the Kalika Temple uphill.


Besides that, one of the most attractive spots of Dhor Durbar is Queen Kundalawati Memorial. It was built after the name of Queen Kundalawati, who died of a lightning strike during the 1800s. To this date, there is a culture of offering prayers and sympathy to the Queen by the Royal Family.


You can also visit Bhairab Than (Bhairab Temple) – it is believed that the local people used to sacrifice pigs in the name of Lord Bhairab to keep themselves safe from the Mughal Empire’s attack.