Thursday Aug 18, 2022
Thursday Aug 18, 2022

Top destination to travel this 2079: Bandipur

Resting beautifully on the hilltop at an elevation of 1030 meters (3379.265 ft) above Marsyangdi River Valley, the town popular for Newari people and their culture

2022 Apr 19, 11:00, Bandipur


Resting beautifully on the hilltop at an elevation of 1030 meters (3379.265 ft) above Marsyangdi River Valley. This beautiful place is in Tanahun district, the birthplace of one of the greatest poets and writers of Nepal, Bhanubhakta Acharya, Adikabi. With the Mahabharat mountain range as its background, this town is 143 kilometers to the west of Kathmandu and 80 kilometers to the east of Pokhara. Popular for Newari people and their culture, Bandipur has a variety of things to do and places to visit.

Khadga Devi Temple

It is one of the most unusual temples in Nepal where the temple looks like a residential house but the roof of the temple is different and attractive. The temple is located about 4.5 kilometers north of Bandipur. This famous Hindu temple worships Khadga (sword), wrapped in many layers of cloth, instead of statues of god or goddess as a symbol of female power. The Khadga is wrapped in Many layers of cloth because it is believed that whoever sees the sword invites death by vomiting blood. It is believed that the sword belongs to Tansen (King of Palpa), gifted by Lord Shiva,  and the blade is revered as a symbol of Power (consort of female energy) and once a year during Dashain it gets a taste of sacrificial blood.

Siddha Cave

It is the home of one of the largest caves in Nepal and the second-largest cave in South Asia, Siddha Cave. Located in the Bimalnagar of the district around 30 minutes away from Bandipur and the headquarter, Damauli and an hour and a half from Bimalnagar walking up hills on steps. The cave is about 0.5 kilometers inside and can fit around 2,500 people inside. The place is open from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening. It provides the great adventurous experience of being inside a small world without a single source of light.

Bindabasini Temple

The Pagoda-style temple, Bindabasini is located on the north side of Bandipur and has a picture of the Bindhbasini goddess. The temple is devoted to the goddess Bindhbasini, a Bhagawati who is the incarnation of Kali. Other than that there are also the idols of the other different goddesses. During the New Year, the picture of the Bindabasini is kept in a chariot

Thani Mai Temple

Located on a hill about 5 kilometers away from the Bandipur, holds not only religious value but cultural value as well. It takes a half an hour's hike from the school near the end of Bandipur. Throughout the trial, one can find the map to reach the destination and the path is composed of the steep stone, which can be a little hard to climb. Apart from the religious and cultural values, the temple offers great panoramic views giving a great view of the beauty that the area has to offer. The beautiful sunrise and sunsets, valleys, and the landscapes with tall mountainous backgrounds.

Bandipur Paragliding

Bandipur is also one of the best places to enjoy the feeling of being in the area enjoying the area with a birds-eye view. With the great views the place has to offer one rarely wants to lose the chance.


Marsyangdi River Tanahun Kathmandu Bandipur Pokhara Thani Mai Temple Siddha Cave Bindabasini Temple Khadga Devi Temple paragliding travel NepalNews nepal
Nepal's First Online News Portal
Published by Nepalnews Pvt Ltd
Editor: Raju Silwal
Information Department Registration No. 1505 / 076-77


KMC-02, UttarDhoka,
Lazimpat, Nepal

+977–01–4445751 / 4445754

[email protected] [email protected]

Terms of Use Disclaimer
© NepalNews. 2021 All rights reserved. | Nepal's First News Portal