Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality (established by merging Dharampani and Bandipur VDCs on 18th May, 2014) in Tanahun district of Nepal. It is located at an elevation of 1030m on the Mahabharat range, 700m above Marsyangdi River valley and 143km to the west of Kathmandu valley. The Mahabharat range is wide enough to accommodate the main street lined by 2, 3 buildings on both side and the mountainsides steeply descend and the gardens are accessible only by stairs at the backside of those houses.
The town invites it visitors to experience its rich hill culture, mountain views and hiking. The place has retained its old-age cultural attributes which gives the memory of old Kathmandu Valley including temples, shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals and Newari architecture. The place also offers hiking around the surrounding hills of Bandipur through tribal villages, verdant forests and hilltop shrines. The uniqueness of Bandipur is saved by the buildings in Newari architecture and various festivals of Newari and Magars which can be interesting for tourists too. Sorathi dance and Chutka dance are the famous and most popular dance in this area.
There are many hotels and homestay in Bandipur providing remarkable facilities to its customers. Top sites to be visited in Bandipur includes Thani Mai Temple Viewpoint (for the spectacular sunrise views from Gurungche Hill), Siddha Gufa Cave, Tundikhel, Bindabasini Temple, Khadga Devi Temple, Silkworm Farm and Padma Library which have their own importance and significances and are the recommended place to be visited when you visit Bandipur.