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.


  • Heritage


  • Newari Culture
  • 18th century Architecture
  • Himalayan Cafes and Restaurants

Places to Stay

Double room at Gaun Ghar Hotel in Bandipur, Nepal
Gaun Ghar

Style: Heritage

Gaun Ghar is an eco-friendly heritage hotel set atop a hill in Bandipur, Nepal. Built in the traditional Newari style of Nepal, soak in stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks from your hotel.

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Exterior view of The Old Inn in Bandipur, Nepal
The Old Inn

Style: Heritage

The Old Inn is a lovingly restored heritage building set in the heart of Bandipur’s historic bazaar. A beautiful testament to Newari architecture, the guest house has painstakingly preserved its old world charm.

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