This pretty little Himalayan town was an important trading post on the old route along India and Tibet. What is fascinating for today’s travelers is that the town has managed to hold on to its 18th century glory, as if preserved in a time capsule. Bandipur is built along a main high street lined with rows of charming little traditional houses, wide sidewalks and hilltop gardens, all overlooked by the Himalayan range. Traditional architecture, heritage buildings, temples, shrines and pretty little cafes that spill out into the sidewalks with outdoor seating areas make for a lovely holiday destination. The town offers plenty of heritage structures, including its own little library building that still exists, along with enough atmosphere to savor it.