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Bandipur Yoga Tour

Overview Bandipur Yoga Tour

Bandipur Tour
Bandipur Yoga Tour

Bandipur yoga tour is a spectacular and mesmerizing yoga tour for historical, cultural and natural and yogic purpose. We will take an everyday yoga class with an experienced yoga teacher during our Bandipur yoga tour. We will enjoy this tour with sunrise view on the higher mountains, landscapes, cave exploration, doing yoga, practicing Pranayam and meditation.

Bandipur is a hilly region from where, we can view the panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal ranges. We can see the cascading Marshyangdi River. We can enjoy the terraced fields and we can have the never-ending blissful experience. Hindu temples and a big cave are also Bandipur Yoga Tour’s amazing attractions.

After our travel from Kathmandu, when you reach this place with tiredness or fatigue it gets released as soon as you breathe in the air of this amazing land. The neat and clean streets with stones as a courtyard along the way would make your leg more eager to pave on. You wouldn’t see the tables and chairs laid outside of the restaurants. Rather than in the outdoor setting, the welcome is honoured inside the buildings. The buildings of about 2/3 stories in the town allow you to see the surrounding with ease and ecstasy. The doors are comparatively smaller in the older buildings than in the newer ones. Almost every building erected on the road has served shops of different kinds.

About 143 Kilometers to the west of Kathmandu and 80 kilometres to the east of Pokhara, between two big cities, Bandipur lies in Tanahu district. Once it was headquartered of the district, Bandipur has preserved distinct Newari culture with the mix up of Magar tradition. Situated around 1030 meters of altitude up on the hill, Bandipur allows the visitors to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Himalayan ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, Langtang and Manaslu Himal on the north side, whereas Marshyangdi Valley can be seen spread on the big horizon of the landscape. In spite of having the cultural and architectural set up of the Newari and the Magar, it was once the trade route to India-Tibet. Even though the Magar king had ruled over this fascinating land, Shah King Prithi Narayan Shah conquered this place to include it in United Nepal in the 18th century. Since then, Newari started to settle on this hilly land still keeping the relics and structures of the Newari culture intact to this date. Because of its location away from the booming chaotic crowds and urban settlements in most towns of the country, it has still preserved its cleanliness and freshness, along with prosperous culture, architect and custom which definitely allures the visitors.

In the 1970s, there was a decline in business and trade. One cause of this was the transfer of the district headquarters to Dumre. Another cause was the construction of Prithvi Highway on the edge of Marshyangdi valley, which isolated Bandipur from the route. Despite having faced these declines, this serene hilly land and the culturally prosperous place didn’t descend on its conservation and protection of the historical architect and structures. These structures have been the most unique aspect to entice the visitors to this secluded land. The establishment of an 8-kilometre road in 1998 AD from Dumreto Bandipur made the access easier back then and today not only for the local people but also for the tourists who long to relish in the marvel of this place. The Bandipur village development committee in collaboration with the Dharampani village development committee formed Bandipur Municipality in 2014 AD.

Top 6 Major Attractions Of Bandipur Tour

1. Siddha Gufa (Cave)

Siddha Gufa
Siddha Gufa (Cave)

Believed to be the largest cave of Nepal, Siddha Gufa is at 437 meters deep and 50 meters high with a trek of about half-day. To the northern fringe of the Bandipur village, you find the path which leads you to a junction. From the point of junction take right and continue your trek on the stone path to see the most-awaited and exciting place of this visit. About an hour and a half you would end up seeing the ancient architectural-like shape of Siddha Gufa. The icicles hanging on the roof of the cave and also stuck on the floor give you a resemblance of many caves popular for the tourist in Nepal. The chirping sound of bats would definitely remind you of Mahendra Cave of Pokhara if you have already been there. To make your tour more adventurous you can make your own way or if you are not going to bother about asking others to follow the path rather than enjoying the trek, book the guide at the town, who will definitely make your trip more informative and easy-going.

2. Tundikhel

Bandipur Tundikhel

You may be well known about the Tundikhel situated in the centre of Kathmandu city. Nevertheless, Bandipur also has possessed a big land of football ground size at the outskirts of the town. This is commonly popular as the picnic spot and cultural programs which are organized in the village. During the high season of festivals especially in October and November, this grassy ground gets no rest at all with the raucous and raptures made by the tourists. In spite of having its historical recognition and construction as the trade point between Tibet and India, where they would gather and rest before ascending to the uphill to reach the tiresome Tibet and to step down scorching India, it has also served the parade ground of Gurkha soldiers who served in British Army. The most beautiful presence it would offer to the visitors is the view of Himalayan ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, Ganesh, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu Himal at dawn and dusk.

3. Thani Mai Temple

Thani Mai Mandir
Thani Mai Temple

Coming at the southwest frontier of the town nearby the school you would trail the steep path for about half an hour to reach the top of the Gurungche Hill embellished by the shrine of Thani Mai. In addition, to worship the Goddess Thani Mai, the tourists trek to this highland to adore the panoramic view surrounding and the Himalayan ranges laid to the far north leaving the impression of magnificent and breath-taking experience with the sunrise. From the top of the hill, you would see the white and grey fog spread over the town which makes you imagine like you are in heaven above the skyline and clusters of the cloud.

4. Padma Library

Padma Library Bandipur
Padma Library

Even in the very strict and tyrant Rana system, Bandipur was blessed with a library which still exists to the northeast peripheral of the town nearby which Bindebasini Temple, the temple of Goddess Durga, is located. Established in the era of Padma Shamsher, the library is renowned for its establishment even in the most frustrating era of education. The existence of the library until this date gives the idea that the significant height and honour this place would have conceded in the time of Rana regime. The magnitude and marvel of the library have been embroidered with the set-up of another temple named Mahalaxmi Temple, especially the temple of Newari bravura.

5. The Silkworm Farm

Bandipur Silk Farming
Silk Farming

The interesting choice you would find provided that you decide to visit the silkworm farm. Following the trail downhill around 2 kilometres from the town you would experience the entrepreneurial development of the town. The plantation of mulberry trees for the food of the warm and overall procedure of the plantation would be understood if you want to go in detail during your visit. This definitely can be your off-the-wall choice. However, it can implant the insight out of nowhere while the visit to the silkworm farm being the most productive and proactive choice than the rest of all.

6. Khadga Devi Temple

Khadga Devi Temple
Khadga Devi Mandir

Trailing up on the stone steps towards the hillside, you would see pristine-looking temple positioned on the side of the hill which is Khadga Devi Temple. As its name the temple possess the sword which is believed to be the sword of King Mukunda Sen of Palpa gifted by the God Shiva, has been conserved in the temple.

Besides aforementioned interesting places and shrines, Bandipur is enriched with the beauty of Rani Ban (Queen’s Forest), Tin Dhara (Three Taps) and a nearby village called Ramkot village which can be the best destination for a hike.

Bandipur Yoga Tour – Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving day in Kathmandu

When you will be in Tribhuvan International Airport, you will come to the office in Goldhunga. You will be welcomed in the office. Office will manage all the accommodation and dinner. You will be informed about the whole package of our 5 days Bandipur yoga tour in the office.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Bandipur

We will do yoga in the morning before our breakfast.

Our second day of Bandipur yoga tour will be the driving day to Bandipur from Kathmandu, early in the morning. It takes four or five hours to reach to Bandipur from Kathmandu. After reaching in Bandipur, we will check in hotel. In the evening, we will go to visit Bandipur village. Our overnight will be in the hotel in Bandipur.

We will practice Pranayam and meditation in the evening.

Day 03: Bandipur sightseeing Day

We will do yoga in the morning before our breakfast.

On our third day of Bandipur yoga tour, we will have the sightseeing day of whole Bandipur, spending all day long. We will visit to the Khadga Devi temple the most sacred and auspicious temple of Bandipur. We will visit other temples too. On this day, we will continue to visit to the martyrs’ memorial spot which is built in the honour of the seven sons of Bandipur who sacrificed in anti-Rana resurrection in 1951.
After our meal, we will visit to the silk farm which is less than one hour far from our hotel to the west from Bandipur. It is the place where people use the Nepali traditional method to harvest silk. We will live our overnight in the hotel.

We will practice Pranayam and meditation in the evening.

Day 04: Sunrise view and Siddha Cave tour

We will do yoga in the morning before our breakfast.

On our 4th day of Bandipur yoga tour, we will watch the sunrise on the mountains. After our breakfast, we will go down to visit Siddha Gufa (Cave). This is the biggest cave among the caves of South Asia. After visiting the cave, we will drive to Kathmandu.

We will practice Pranayam and meditation in the evening.

Day 05: Departure Day

Your fifth day of Bandipur yoga tour will be departure day to your home country from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. We wish your very safe journey.