The hilltop settlement of Bandipur, a Newar town with its age-old charm still intact, is located halfway between Kathmandu and Pokhara on a day-long drive. Climb the historical path at Dumre Bazaar through beautiful trees to a town that has barely changed. Bandipur, which has been well protected, welcomes visitors to enjoy its special offerings of rich hill culture, mountain views, and hiking. Bandipur is considered one of the most popular places to visit near Kathmandu and Pokhara. You can plan for Bandipur Tour with your family and friends for any special occasion. You will be amazed at the view of Bandipur.
Unlike other research stations in Nepal’s hills, Bandipur has maintained its ancient cultural features, including temples, shrines, holy caves, countless festivals, and Newari design that goes back to the Kathmandu Valley. The rolling mountains of Bandipur, which are situated on a broad hill at a height of 1,030 m, are perfect for hiking along hills that take you through villages, verdant woods, and hilltop shrines that once served as fortresses.
Regarding King Prithvi Narayan Shah’s capture of the Kathmandu Valley in 1768, many of the valley’s Newar citizens spread out to build trade networks in the hills. Some trades arrived in Bandipur, where they started to satisfy the needs of a growing mercantile British India and the Himalayan countryside. Bandipur became a supplying point where all paths from central Nepal (and Tibet to the north) merged to go southward, passing the huge Narayani River and the Chitwan jungle to meet the Indian railhead of Narkatia Ganj, and Bandipur became a vibrant commercial center.
This bazaar area increased in income and value throughout the 1800s. Traders brought musk pods, mountain plants, animal skins, and horses from Tibet. British India supplied calico, cigarettes, glassware, and kerosene. When Nepal introduced its doors to the rest of the world in the 1950s, Pokhara, with its airfield, became more important, and the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway bypassed Bandipur in 1972. As Nepal opened its doors to the rest of the world in the 1950s, Pokhara, with its airfield, grew in importance, and the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway bypassed Bandipur entirely in 1972.
The road’s alignment, on the other hand, was a blessing in disguise: while many Newar hill towns lost their identity after joining the highway system, Bandipur remained unique. Since Bandipur’s merchant class designed well, their structures have changed over time and are now used to house markets, cafes, and lodgings. The place names around Bandipur suggest that the nearby district, known as Tanahun, was originally occupied by Magars, whose chieftains ruled various republics in today’s central Nepal. As Gorkha’s Prithvi Narayan Shah set out to extend his dominion, Tanahun was a dangerous adversary who could only be defeated after a long war.
The number of similar residents is merchants who came to Bandipur from Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley and settled here. While the Newars are the majority in Bandipur, the Magar and Gurung ethnic groups live on the hillsides, where they cultivate rice, millet, grain, and mustard on terrace fields.
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A sequence of incidents in the early 2000s aided Bandipur’s recovery. It was proposed to construct a road linking the town to the new highway. Businesses in Bandipur, on the other hand, want the road to go all the way across town. Local businessman and politician Krishna Kumar Pradhan disagreed. His community demanded that the builders leave the steep steps leading into Bandipur alone while the road was being constructed. Vehicles were not allowed to join, according to the laws. Tom Jones was the landlord of the local hotel at the time. The Old Inn had started a plan to improve the town’s appearance.
Temples, shrines, houses, and the stone pavement have also been restored. What you see today is the final outcome. A one-of-a-kind township in Nepal, with no traffic and a priority on cleanliness.
I am sure you will surely visit Bandipur after knowing all the facts and history about Bandipur. If you wish to book Kathmandu to Bandipur tour package, we will be there for you with the best Bandipur Tour package from Kathmandu.
The best part is you will get a chance to visit Manakamana during Kathmandu to Bandipur Tour Package. Manakamana Tour is one of the best religious tour packages in Nepal.
What are the main attractions of the Bandipur tour?
There is good news for all of the visitors of Bandipur. Bandipur is all set for Nepal’s first Glass Cable Car which will be famous with the name Bandipur Cable Car. On the other hand, the construction is going on for the Mini Great Wall, which will resemble the Great Wall Of China and that will be the 1st mini Wall of Nepal.
You will get many opportunities by Booking Bandipur Tour Package from Kathmandu as well as Bandipur Tour Package from Pokhara. The tour will be full of adventure and you will feel the greatness of that place. So book Bandipur Tour Package from Hike On Trek at a low cost.
We will complete the tour in One day.
We have a package of two days one night visits to Bandipur along with Manakamana. For booking, you can visit Booking for Kathmandu to Bandipur Tour.
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However, the cost of the Bandipur Tour Package does not include the cost of lunch and snacks during the tour.
⦁ The historic town is clean and free of vehicles.
⦁ Mountain scenery that is stunning
⦁ The town center is decorated in a luxury style.
⦁ Temples and historic structures
⦁ Accommodation in a traditional style
⦁ Hilly region
⦁ religious and environmental walks
⦁ Buddhist temples
⦁ Easy to reach
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