Bandipur Rural Municipality is situated at mid-east part of Tanahu district, Gandaki province. This Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. by combining then Dharampani and Bandipur Village Development Committees. This local unit is surrounded by Aabu Khaireni Rural Municipality and Gorkha district from east, Vyas Municipality from west, Bhanu Municipality and Gorkha district from north and Devghat Rural Municipality from south. This local unit has been divided into six wards. This is named after the Bandipur town which is among the oldest markets of mid-Nepal and used to be district headquarter long before. Now, this has been converted into Newar and Magar culture based tourism area with many natural beauties. Prithvi Highway goes through this area.
As per the census 2011, total population of Bandipur Rural Municipality is 20,013 which constitute 4,853 households. Population of male is 9,048 and female is 10,965. Ward number one is most populated ward. Average size of family is 4.12 members per family. This small local unit is residence of more than 30 different ethnic groups among them Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, Brahmin and Newar are some highly populated ethnic groups. There are more than 15 different mother tongue speaking people residing here. Nepali, Gurung and Magar are some major languages. Total area covered is 102 kilometer square. Most of the area is covered by mountains, forest, rocks and farming lands. Agriculture and tourism service are major occupations of this area followed by trade.
Mr. Purna Sing Thapa is Chairperson and Ms. Karuna Gurung is Vice-chairperson of Bandipur Rural Municipality. Total number of elected local representatives is 32. Center of this local unit is at Bandipur bazaar.