Bandipur

Almost untouched by modernisation, the little hilltop town of Bandipur has sweeping views of the Himalaya and the Marsyangdi River valley below. Once an important stopping point on a trade route between Tibet and Nepal, reminders of Bandipur’s wealthy past can be seen in its ornately decorated Newari buildings, and a long covered veranda stretching down one side of the main street. Inhabitants go about their daily rural chores while buffalo and chickens wander through narrow traffic-free lanes.

Saved from development in later years by the routing of the Kathmandu - Pokhara highway on the plain below, Bandipur almost became a ghost town until the community grouped together to renovate some of the main buildings and welcome visitors to their home. Bandipur makes a great place to stop for a day or two when travelling overland across Nepal; sit back and relax with a coffee and watch the world go by, hike in the hills to the Magar village of Ramkot, the huge Siddha Cave, silk farm or nearby temples. Make sure you’re back in town for sunset when there are wonderful views of the Himalaya from the old Gurkha soldier recruitment ground.

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