Siddha Cave and Monastery: It can be reached after 1 to 2 hours of trekking, if starting from the heritage precincts. It is a naturally formed cave. The path passes through open fields and forests. The path is mostly deserted and trek lines are not marked. You will meet locals on the way who will guide you. Hiring a local guides will make life easier though.
Stay: You have the option to stay in many of the Heritage buildings of Bandipur. For nature lovers, many home-stays in the village area offer huge valley facing lawns. I made a day trip but I would have loved staying in both home-stay and the heritage building for 1 day each. From luxury to shoestring budget, you will find all kind of stay options in Bandipur. It is a good idea to book a trip to Bandipur with Explore Himalayas
Best Time to visit: October to February is a great time to be in Bandipur. The weather is pleasant and the valley is lush with post monsoon greenery. At least 2 days in Bandipur is advised. Bandipur was an important trade route and was a popular destination in ancient Newari culture.