Bandipur is a living museum of Newar Culture, a beautifully preserved village crowning a lofty ridge above the highway stop of Dumre. Its winding lanes are lines with traditional Newwar Houses. Time seems to have a stood still there, although it has taken a lot of effort to preserve the magic while developting the town as a destination.
Bandipur was originaly pat of Magar kingdom of Tanahun, rules from near by palpa ( Tansen ) but Newar traders flooded in after the conquest of the valley by Prithivi Narayan Shah. The town was an important stop on the India- Tibet trade route until was bypassed Prithivi Highway in the 1960s.