Bandipur Things To Do
Stand at the foot of the greatest mountains in the entire world and you may not want to do much else. Once you’ve reached Bandipur in Nepal, however, there’s a number of activities and things to see in this unique corner of the Himalayas.
Visiting one of the great untouched natural parks of the world, Tundikhel, seems like stepping back in time hundreds of years to Tibet’s heyday as a stopping point on the Silk Road. This park features different types of fig trees that each represent a Hindu god, parade grounds, and even archery celebrations that visitors as well as locals can take in.
The Hindu god of creation and art has a world-famous shrine nestled in Bandipur where visitors come to offer sweet cakes up with their prayers to the great diety. Visitors can watch the ceremonies that take place at the shrine each day, including the ritual lighting of oil lamps by pilgrims, and offer up a prayer of their own if they choose to join in.
The Silk Road has a lot of history behind it and a lot of silk. The little creatures that spin silk, silkworms, are bred on farms near Bandipur. You may need to find a guide or a local to help you get to one, but once you do you can tour around the farms to see how the silkworms are raised and how they eat the mulberries and turn them into silk.
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