The Janakpurdham/janakpur, an important tourist destination of Terai plain, is located in Dhanusa district of janakpur Zone within the Cenral Development Region. The historical town housing ancient temples, monasteries, arts and craft of numerous deities is also regarded as an important center. The town that used to be the capital of the ancent Mithila kingdom is alos home to many important pilgrimage sites, Janakpur is the birthplace of the ideal woman of all Hindus, Mother SIta, consort of Lord Ram, the idea man. Each and every square of the town hosts at least on deity related to the epic Ramayana, which adds to the town’s attraction.
The huge temple resembling the Mugal palaces of India has hundreds of rooms, stages, prayer rooms, store-rooms and sitting rooms. The huge temple adorned with exquisite artistry never fails to astonish the visitors. Apart from the Janaki temple, the Ram Mandir, Vivaha Mandap, Janak Mandir, Laxman temple, and the sarcred sagar (ponds) are the other holy sites.
There are wide range of hotels and lodges (inexpensive ones) so rest assured that you can test good food mostly the veggie. It is 375 km far from Kathmandu. Day and night buses are available to Janakpur from Kathmandu, while flight from Kathmandu takes around 30 minutes.
Prepare yourselves with warm clothes in December and if you have decided to travel in other months, light clothes is a must.
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