Bandipur is an ancient town in the mountainous terrain of the Nepalese Himalayas. A medieval town, Bandipur is situated between Kathmandu and Pokhra. Bandipur in Nepal lies between 27 93 North latitude and 84 42 East longitude at an altitude of 1,005 meters approximately. Bandipur is saddled onto some very peculiar shaped hills in Nepal. Bandipur town overlooks the Dumbre Bazaar from a distance of 7 kilometers.
The town of Bandipur, which came to life as a trading center of the Newars, bears ample relics of the past in the form of temples and houses. Bandipur, originally a Magar settlement, is at present times is also inhabited by the Newars, the Bahuns, the Damais, the Chettris, the Kamis, the Sarkis and the Gurungs. The intermixings among the various communities have resulted in a cultural diversity and has given birth to an abundance of festivities celebrated by the locals of Bandipur.
The hilltop town offers an incredible view of the Marsyanngdi river valley that sweeps the bottom of the hillside. Bandipur also gives a breathless view of the Himalayan range, from Dhaulagiri in the west to Langtang in the east. The distant Gorkha and Manakamana can also be viewed from the Bandipur town. The region offers excellent scopes of hiking in the adjacent hills.
A tour to Bandipur must include visits to the great sites of tourist attraction in Bandipur. These are the Bandipur Bazaar, Tundikhel, Raniban, Thani Mai, Ramkot village, Siddha Gufa and Patali Dwar.
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