Bandipur village is a living museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village crowning a lofty ridge above the highway stop of Dumre the mid stop of Prithvi highway. Which connects Kathmandu and Pokhara. Lying on the hills, this place gives the majestic view of the traditionally well preserved ancient cultural houses. You can enjoy the view of some beautifully snow capped mountains too.
Bandipur lies in Tanahun district. This place once was a trading route between Tibet and India. This place is famous for its ancient culture. The well preserved Newari culture for being the hill station and its rural tourism. Time seems to have stood still here, although it has taken a lot of effort to conserve the enchantment while developing the settlement as a destination.
The town was an important stop on the India–Tibet trade route until it was bypassed by the Prithvi Highway in the 1960s. Long ago, The Magars ruled Bandipur until the Newari community came and settled there. One can get to visit the most amazing Siddha Cave, which is one of the largest caves of South Asia. The modern vintage look of the cafes, restaurants on the town gives the tourists a different experience. It is a must visit place in Nepal. One will experience the best times of their life in Bandipur.
The best way to travel to Bandipur village is by road. You can arrive at Dumre Bazaar and then hike up to the town which is only 9 km away from Dumre; else you can hire a local vehicle or go by bus there. On the way, you’ll get to see the Marshyangdi River and some orange orchids. The beautifully designed and carved ancient houses with thatched stone roofs, the well preserved culture, and the super amazing friendly people will win your heart.
Upon reaching on the hill station, one will get to see many cafes, restaurants, hotels and lodges, built and renovated on the old houses with a little vintage European looks. You will get every kind of facilities in the place you are staying with a reasonable price. Everything is fine about this place. You will also get to see many astounding places there. You can also get to see many incredible species of butterflies which is another main attraction of Bandipur. Adventurous activities like Rock climbing and Rappelling through the cave adds another taste to your stay in Bandipur Village.