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    Longitude: 83°56’21’’ -84°33’42’’ Latitude: 27°44’27’’-28°07’46’’

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    Maximum: 37.50 C Minimum: 7.50 C

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    2,063.9 mm

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    Tropical, Sub-Tropical, & Temperate

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    Hotel, Lodge, Resort and Community Home Stay

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    Dance- Lakhe, Maruni, Ghatu, Kauda, Sorathi, Salejo, Kheli, Thado Bhaka

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    Pokhara to Damauli 51 km along the Kathmandu Pokhara Prithvi Highway

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    Health Service

    District Hospital, Primary Health Center, Health Post, Clinic

Known as the queen of the hills, Bandipur was once the headquarter of Tanahu up until 7 February 1969. Thereafter, the headquarter was shifted to Damauli. Bandipur became a trading town during the 18th century when the Newars of Bhaktapur and Banepa settled down here to trade with Indian towns and cities and also served as a transit point for trade between India and Tibet. Bandipur which stands on a high hill top provides a wide range view of mountain peaks; namely Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manalsu and Buddha mountains to the west and Ganesh Himal, Langtang and dozens others to the east. Bandipur is 7 km south of Dumre bazar and driving on the black topped road would approximately takes 20 minutes to reach.

Situated at 1,030 m above sea level, Bandipur is home to traditional Newari heritage and culture, traditional Newari handicraft and is best known for its stone paved lanes. The town is also famous for the many temples such as those built during the 18th century Khadgadevi temple, Bindabasini, Thaanidevi, Mahalaxmi, Narayan temple, Parpani Mahadev, Teendhara Mahadev and Mukundeswori temples. The queen forest area is a heaven for bird watchers. With Bandipur at the center of tourism, it has helped promote tourism for neighbouring villages namely Bimalnagar, Chhap, Aandhimul, Jhaar Gaun, Heelekharka, Ramkot, Sukhaura, Keshavtar, Dharampani and Chhimkeswori. Exciting and adventurous activities in and around Bandipur are rock climbing, cannoning and paragliding. The Keshavtar to Damauli route has been developed as a mountain biking track for cyclists.

Being an ancient Newar settlement, cultural practices and social norms continue to be reflected  in everyday life and annual events such as Khadga Jatra, Gai Jatra, Ropai Jatra (marking plantation season), Baag Jatra and the Lakhey dance. Close to the town are settlements of Magar and Gurung community who have their own distinct culture and dance such as Ghaatu and Kaura. Visitors have a wide range of traditional Newari and Nepali cuisine to choose from in Bandipur.information center in Mirlungkot to cater to the needs of visitors.