What to do and see in Bandipur, Nepal: The Best Places and Tips

July 22, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Bandipur (Devanagari बन्दीपुर) is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, (Gandaki Zone) of Nepal. This municipality was established on 18 May 2014 by merging with existing Dharampani and Bandipur VDCs. Because of its preserved, old time cultural atmosphere, Bandipur has increasingly been coming to the attention of tourism. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of total (Bandipur and Dharampani) 15591 people living in 3750 individual households.
Restaurants in Bandipur

1. Thani Mai Temple

Bandipur, Nepal
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Thani Mai Temple

Reviewed By keith h - Chesham, United Kingdom

The Thani Mai Hindu Temple sits on top of a hill & can be reached via many irregular stone steps that climb up from point about 5 minutes walk from Bandipur Bazaar.
It probably takes about 30 minutes to complete the climb.
From the top enjoy superb views of the Himalayan Range, including Annapurna range, Daulagairi, Manasulu & more. Also views down to Bandipur town & away to the Marsyangdi river.

2. Manakamana Temple

Manakamana, Kurintar, Nepal +977 984-1452192
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 119 reviews

Manakamana Temple

Reviewed By Sagar B - Kathmandu, Nepal

So we went there in September and were a little disappointed. Temple was under renovation. Although it's been a while since the massive 2015 earthquake but still renovation is incomplete. As similar to other temples in Nepal, this one was also crowded and we had to stay in queue for a long time.
We took cable car to get there and enjoyed this part of journey than other.

3. Siddha Gufa

Bimalnagar Tanahun, Bandipur, Nepal
Excellent
19%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
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3.5 based on 31 reviews

Siddha Gufa

Reviewed By keith h - Chesham, United Kingdom

Several choices available to access this cave: firstly, a long descent from Bandipur involving many slippery stone paviours, passing through trees & ferns. You can then return by the same route or continue on down to the small settlement of Bimalnagar & return to Bandipur by taxi or maybe bus?
Alternatively you can just walk up from Bimalnagar.
There are hand rails in places but it IS very slippery. I was wearing good hiking shoes & still took a few skids.
Not expensive to enter cave, you go with guide who has torch but bring a good one of your own- my head torch was pretty useless.
Although it was the dry season it was pretty slippy inside & in places there are ropes to help you manoeuvre.
Some excellent formations to admire to which names have been given in accordance with their assumed likeness.
On occasion of my visit their was a sadhu in residence. Also at the entrance was what I can only describe as a photo opportunity with a man dressed accordingly.

4. Manakamana Cable Car

Kurintar, Nepal +977 1-4434690
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Manakamana Cable Car

Be prepared to be awed as you zip over the Trishuli river and up the Mountains, gaining 1033 m (3389 ft) in altitude over a distance of 2.3 km (1.7 mi). The top will greet you with breathtaking views of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. A truly international class restaurant is in operation at the Bottom Station premises serving local, Indian and international cuisines. A souvenir shop, coin operated games are also operational and many other developments are planned for the future. A resort of International standards is also planned at the bottom station complex at Kurintar. Imported from Austria, the cable car system is 100% safe with back up generator, hydraulic emergency drive, and staff qualified & trained in emergency rescue with modern rescue devices provided by the manufacturer of the cable car system.

Reviewed By dhyan400

Nepal's first roap way established by Austrian company for helpinng devotee of Maa Manakamna darshan. This cable car beautiful designed and fully automatic for saftey of passengers. Ticket are little bit coastly rs 500 INR and rs 800 NPR. Can view amazing landscape of river and hills from cable car.

5. Old House Cafe

Bandipur Bazaar, Bandipur 44600, Nepal +977 980-5842302
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Old House Cafe

Reviewed By pat g - Enfield, United Kingdom

We got to the lovely village of Bandipur just as a huge storm broke. We sought shelter in this beautiful old cafe/restaurant. We only had beers and gin whilst we waited for the storm to subside. The owner was welcoming and from looking at other tables, the food looked pretty good.
Don't know how they were affected by the earthquake.

6. Khadga Devi temple

Dumre-Bandipur Rd, Bandipur, Nepal
Excellent
30%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
28%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 7 reviews

Khadga Devi temple

Reviewed By PKinSingapore - Singapore

The temple has an aura to it. I believe this temple rarely opens and there is a sword inside the temple. Sword means Khadga apparently.
Bandipur itself is very scenic and you can see the Himalayas on a clear day. We did see some interesting wildlife - didn't realize what they were, apparently they are the red pandas ! Lucky us !

7. Bandipur Paragliding

Bandipur 33904, Nepal
Bandipur Paragliding

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