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Bandipur is a traditional Newari village settlement in Tanahu district. It is located in the top of Dumre town. The village is naturally and culturally beautiful to explore many thing inside the village which is also not so far from Kathmandu. Historically, the Bandipur was trading transit point for Tibet and India trading routes. Later, the trader from Bhakapur and Kathmandu started staying and they are able to set up their culture in the right place. Now a days, it is one of the famous place for domestic as well as international travelers. <br><br>There are many attraction in Bandipur where traveler can do such as: hike in Siddhi cave or Thani mai temple, visit religious Khadgdevi Temple, cycling, village walking. And likewise, we can also have a good view of Himalayan ranges including Annapurna, Manaslu, Gaurishankar and many more.
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Hazel Cole wrote a review Oct 2020
Nepal33 contributions14 helpful votes
There are two ways to access this cave: From Bandipur via a long walk downhill through thick jungle - monkeys are at your footstep. Be aware that it will be very slippery at the stone paviours and you'll face loose ground as well. Wear proper walking boots - even necessary for the cave. From Bimalnagar, on the highway, via a short and easy walk uphill. First of all: The cave itself has light inside by now. But well, a cave is a cave - having a torchlight with you is always helpful. We went there straight after lockdown, so no guide was around and no entrance fee was to pay. Aaaaand the above mentioned light was switched off. Luckily we've met a couple outside who was in there before - otherwise we would have missed out on exploring the cave 'cause I'm not to adventurous. And in fact it would have been quite dangerous. There are some slippery parts inside the cave (even in dry season) and very dark areas - it goes deep down. From what we could see the cave is impressive - so definetly worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Utpal M wrote a review Nov 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland9 contributions1 helpful vote
Very impressive cave. Didn’t expect the cave to be so big. It is good day hike and back from Bandipur town to the cave. Or one can reach there after a short walk from Dumre. For Nepal it is a moderate hike but do keep in mind it takes some level of fitness to get there.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Shreeju S wrote a review Jun 2019
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
Great experience! Additiinalky, good to see the local government tying it's best to make it accessible and visitor friendly.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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lisaleo666 wrote a review May 2019
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions19 helpful votes
It was extremely dark wet our guide spoke very little English .. didn't understand that I was uncomfortable with the lack of lighting in the cave he seems to laugh would not recommend if afraid of dark wet places not safe at all
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Reka T wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom20 contributions5 helpful votes
We took a bus from Bandipur down to Dumre and walked to Bimalnagar from where we hiked (1200 stairs) up to the cave. It was tiring but totally worth the workout. At the entrance guides welcomed and took us on tour for Rs200 per person. They provide torches but I recommend to bring your own headlamp. The cave is impressive and also challenging as you have to use ropes and ladders to get through the chambers.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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