Gurungs and Magars, who have earned internationalreputation as ferociousGurkhacombatants, are predominant in Pokhara. Thakalis, native of the ThakKhola region of Mustang, run tea houses along the trek routes in the Annapurna region.Gorkha is locatedaround18 km to the north of Siling on Prithvi Highway and 106 kms to the east of Pokhara. Gorkha was the inherited home of the Shah dynasty. There are various important structures that encircle the tank. The temples of Vishnu, Krishna and Ganesh are also situated near it. There is also a pillar with a figurine of the eminent king.