Bandipur lies in the midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, of Nepal. Climbed through forests, on a historical trail at Dumre Bazar to a town, Bandipur is a well-preserved city that offers rich culture, mountain views and also a famous spot for hiking. Bandipur old age culture still is well maintained. The city looks old through its old culture attributes that still hasn’t still changed. Following the conquest of the Kathmandu Valley in 1768 by King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the valley's Newar inhabitants fanned out to establish trading posts in the hills. Some traders made their way to Bandipur, from where they began to meet the needs of an increasingly mercantile British India and the Himalayan hinterland. In the 1800s, this bazaar town grew in wealth and importance. Traders came from Tibet with musk pods, mountain herbs, animal skins, and horses. Calico, tobacco, glassware, and kerosene came in from British India.
One of Nepal's most charming towns, Bandipur is a living museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village crowning a lofty ridge, its main street lined with traditional row houses. Time seems to have stood still here, although it has taken a lot of effort to preserve this magic while developing the town as a destination. Derelict buildings have been reborn as cafes and lodges, and temples and civic buildings have been pulled back from the edge of ruin. With its attractive 18th-century architecture, pedestrian zone and outdoor dining, it has a distinctly European feel. Similarly, the visitors can see the beautiful mountains view. On the hand, this small town lies into the woods and beside the crowded areas.
Bandipur continues attracting tourists who visit Pokhara. It is seemingly a popular spot while traveling to Pokhara and many do not miss the opportunity to go see the town’s eccentric and rustic beauty.