History of Bandipur
Bandipur was once a prosperous trading center, and its charming buildings, with their neoclassical facades and shuttered windows, bespeak its past glory. Originally a simple Magar village, it was settled in the early nineteenth century by Newars from Bhaktapur, who took advantage of its malaria-free location to develop it into an important stop on the India-Tibet trade route. Along with their trading skills, the Newars brought with them their rich cultural heritage and architecture, which still defines the look and feel of today's Bandipur. Bandipur saw its heyday during the Rana period (1846-1951). The power and prestige it enjoyed then is indicated in the special permission it received to establish its own library that still exists. In the 1950's, the town began to lose its edge after malaria was eradicated in the Terai, which facilitated travel to the once dreaded plains. In the 1960's, the district headquarters was moved to Damauli. The final blow came in 1973 following the completion of the Prithvi Highw...

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Bandipur is a popular hill station, midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara, a Newar town at a height of 1005m. This town with pristine beauty provides an unrivalled view of the Himalayan panorama and overlooks the Marsyangdi river valley. Bandipur still retains its age old cultural attributes intact with temples, shrines, holy caves, innumerable festivals and Newari architecture. Bandipur is tantalizing-and as yet undiscoveredA  two Night 3days Day Package is usually considered enough time to see Bandipur.

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