Bandipur Hiking

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Bandipur hiking is best hiking destination for tourist in Nepal. Bandipur is the living museum of Newari culture and one of the best site to see the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. More than 70% building are traditional Newari houses. Which carved wooden windows and overhanging slate roofs.

Bandipur remains very much living community, as you wander around the narrow streets, you will see farmers tending market gardens, women carrying basket of freshly cut fodder. Goats, buffalos and chicken wandering around as if they owned the place. Tundikhel (parade ground), when this place was trade route to between India and Tibet, this was the setting for trade fairs and archery contest. Now they make big ground and you can see breathtaking Himalayas view from here.

Here are many temples like Bindebasini Mandir, dedicated to goddess Durga, Mahalaxmi Mandir another centuries old Newari-style temple. Khadgan Devi Mandir (female mystical power), Tin Dhara, public bathroom with three spouts. If you ascent 30 min Thani Mai temple from Bandipur, you can see best view of Bandipur Bazzar and hill around.

Another interesting detour is the Bandipur Silk farm, an easy 30 minute walk south of the village.

One day hiker can go biggest cave in south Asia “Siddha Gufa”. The entrance is narrow but it opens up into a vast vaulted chamber full of stalactites, saligramites and bats.

This place is famous got citron farm and on the way you can pass Nepal biggest goat breeding farm.

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