The four-kilometer mini-Great Wall constructed from Thanimai Temple in Bandipur Rural Municipality-2 to Mukundeshwari Danda has become the first choice of tourists.
The Mini-great wall, built by the Bandipur Rural Municipality Office at a cost of Rs. 10 million, is becoming a tourist attraction. The wall is still under construction.
Mahesh Subedi, chief administrative officer of the village, said that the number of tourists visiting Bandipur has increased after the construction of the ‘Mini Great Wall’ in Bandipur. The number of domestic tourists has started increasing. He said, “Compared to other days, one thousand to two thousand tourists come on holidays, Fridays and Saturdays.”
He said that the number of domestic tourists is increasing visiting Bandipur and reaching the Mini Great Wall. The local authority is planning to build walls, parks, coffee shops, hotels and other structures under the multi-year program.
Mukundeshwari Danda was ruled by the then King Mukunda Sen and can be ridden by horse and bicycle on the footpath inside the Mini Great Wall, said Purna Thapa, chairman of Bandipur village council.
The construction of the Mini Great Wall has been started since last year in the belief that the village municipality will get income and the local youth will also get employment. The goal is to build a museum on Mukundeshwari Danda. After the construction of the footpath, local youth will be trained to ride horses, said Chairman Thapa.
Bandipur, which is located between tourist centers like Kathmandu, Pokhara and Sauraha, is also planned to be developed as a center of the center, said the village municipality. Tourism entrepreneur Baish Gurung said that the Mini Great Wall is an additional attraction for tourists visiting Bandipur.
He said that tourist arrivals in Bandipur could be increased after the epidemic of Kovid-19. Bandipur can be reached after traveling nine kilometers from Dumre Bazaar in Tanahu to Nagbeli. From here you can see beautiful mountain ranges, mountains and peaks.
From Dhaulagiri in the west to Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Buddha Himal in the east, Ganesh Himal and Langtang, hundreds of peaks of the mountain range can be seen from Bandipur. The main attractions are the artistic houses covered with double-lined stone, Newari culture, clean and good roads, Thanimai Khadgamai, Bidhyavasini Temple, Tindhara, Raniwan, Tundikhel, Shaheed Park and other places of interest in Bandipur.
Bandipur, considered to be the best hill station in Nepal, is at the forefront of the district for the Khadga Jatra, Gaijatra, Ropai Jatra and Lakhe Nach performed by the local Newar community in various festivals. It is said that there is a lot of potential for paragliding in Bandipur. (RSS)