Bandipur is a hilltop settlement in the Tanahu District, of Nepal, 143 km to the west of Kathmandu and 80 km to the east of Pokhara. Bandipur is progressively been coming to the attention of tourism, because of its preserved, old-time cultural atmosphere. It is a living museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village crowning a lofty ridge above the highway stop of Dumre. Its winding lanes are lined with traditional Newari houses.
Bandipur offers excellent for viewing of the Himalayas: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang Himal, the Marshyangdi valley, Mount Manakamana, and Gorkha. One can also see the preserved Newari architecture of its buildings, which have not been replaced by modern types found in many other towns of Nepal. Bandipur remains very much a living community, bustling with farmers and traders going about their business alongside the tourists. Various Newari and Magar festivals can also be of interest to tourists. Sorathi and Chukta dances are also very popular. Bandipur is settled by a variety of Nepali ethnicities with different beliefs: the Bahuns, the Chhetris, the Newars, the Damais, Kamis, Sarkis, Kasais, the Magars, and Gurungs.
The Bindyabashini temple and the library in the village centre, Thani Mai: the main reason to climb up to Thani Mai is for its spectacular sunrise views, Tindhara, Raniban, the downhill trek to Siddha Cave: at 437m deep and 50m high, Siddha cave is said to be the largest cave in Nepal, Tundikhel: In centuries past, traders would gather on this man-made plateau to haggle for goods from India and Tibet before starting the long trek to Lhasa or the Indian plains and a hike to Ramkot village. On Mukundeswari, the elevation at the western end of the saddle is a little shrine and one has a view of Bandipur itself. Nowadays Bandipur has become the most traveler destination who wants to explore its natural beauty own historical story.