Before the Unification of Nepal, Khanchi, was one of the 24 principalities in the Gandaki River Basin. Khanchi was annexed by Gorkha in the year 1786 AD (1843 BS). The last Raja of Khanchi was Raja Durga Bhajan Shah. Khanchi was one of the three Meghasi Kingdoms and was established by Raja Hang Vir Singh in Saka era 1357 (1435 AD). The other two 'Meghasi' Kingdoms were Argha and Dhurkot. Argha being established by Raja Huwambar Singh and Dhurkot by Raja Jagat Jit Singh.
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