an ancient Newari mountain town, untouched by modernization
Midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara lies Bandipur, a Newar town at a height of 1005m. This town with pristine beauty provides an unrivalled view of the Himalayan panorama and overlooks the Marsyangdi river valley. Bandipur still retains its age old cultural attributes intact with temples, shrines, holy caves, innumerable festivals and Newari architecture. Bandipur is tantalizing-and as yet undiscovered.
Bandipur is a picturesque and romantic mountain resort town 4 hours drive from Kathmandu. From Bandipur at an altitude of 1005m, you have panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manasalu and Ganesh Himal. From this scenic town you can see the mighty Marshyandi River rushing down through lush terraced rice fields. Bandipur is an ancient mountain village inhabited by the Newari people. These people came to this place form their native area of Bhaktapur, bringing with them their own unique culture and traditions. The Newars are friendly people who are only too happy to offer a smile and warm greetings. They are famous for their craftsman ship which results in many beautifully featured and carved buildings. This medi evil town is mostly untouched by modernization and here you can enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of life in the foothills of the Himalayas. This trip can be combined with any road trip to or from Pokhara.
Pokhara is the one of the most beautiful city and second largest tourist destinations in Nepal. It is popular as “City of Lakes”. Pokhara city is connected with all the major cities of Nepal with land transport. Regular flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara are the fastest way to reach Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for sightseeing and mountain views. Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake are some of the major attractions. The mind blowing views of Annapurna range to the north of Pokhara including Annapurna I and VI, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare gives you an amazing feeling. When the sun rises, you can see the reflection of the mountains in the lake, truly a photographer’s paradise.The place is an ideal place to visit for the travelers. It is also very much popular for the adventure activities. Most of the popular trekking in Annapurna region begins from here. Day tour in the Pokhara city offers the surrounding panorama of nature and culture. The Pokhara city tour includes major tourist spots like, Devis fall, Ghupteshwaor Cave, International Mountain Museum.
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Highlights of Bandipur-Pokhara Tour Package
- Sightseeing and hiking in Pokhara.
- Paragliding/ Kayaking/ Biking/ Bunjy or Zip lining (optional)
- Sightseeing and hiking in Bandipur.
- Largent cave in Nepal and 2nd largest cave in South Asia.
- Ancient Newari town, untouched by modernization.