Bandipur is considered a living museum of Newari culture, where time seems to have stopped. Situated on a ridge line its winding pathways are lined with traditional Newari homes. With is outstanding 18th century architecture, lack of vehicles, and open restaurant tables set out on the square it has an almost European feel.

Bandipur is far from a tourist trap though as local farmers, businessmen, and families go about their every day business.