Unlike most trading posts in the Nepal hills, Bandipur has retained its age-old cultural attributes - temples, shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals. It is a hilltop settlement in Tanahu District, Gandaki Zone of Nepal.

Originally a simple Magar village in the early 19th. Century Bandipur developed into a prosperous trading center and a community with town-like features: substantial buildings, with their neoclassical façades and shuttered windows.