Bandipur Village Tour – Located on the way from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Bandipur is a perfect location for the seekers of good views of the Himalayas and peace and serenity. Originally a Magar village, Bandipur turned into a prosperous trading center as Newars moved to the village to expand their trade between India and Tibet. The delightful edifices with their neoclassical fascias and shuttered windows at Bandipur will undoubtedly feast your eyes during a thorough exploration. The medieval-looking Bandipur Bazaar that sweeps in a tender curve along the top of the hill in an east-west axis offers the great panorama of the Himalayan giants including the Annapurna and Manaslu massifs.
The stone covered central street is lined with dense town houses with flamboyant windows and doorways and roofs of tin or slate. All along the street, a covered veranda extends in front of the rows of houses providing shade in summer sun and monsoon rain. The neighboring villages are also jam-packed with unique traditional culture and the panoramic views. The best part of the village is that it is easily reachable from the three most popular destinations of Nepal namely, Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan. This short vacation of yours will no doubt make you fall in love with Nepal!