Janakpur

Janakpur is a city in Nepal.

Understand

Janakpur Municipality is the District HQ of Dhanusha and a busy historic religious centre with an estimated population approaching 90,000 people. It is home to the historic 500-year old Janaki Temple, a major attraction for Indian Hindu pilgrims and international tourists. Janakpur is also the birthplace of the Goddess Sita and place of her marriage to the God Ram while the “city of ponds” is also home for Nepal’s only railway and railhead (a tourist attraction for steam international locomotive enthusiasts), and many annual colourful festivals. Dhanusha (Janakpur in particular) is regarded as the world centre of Mithila Culture.

For tourists that want to sample Nepal’s Indian culture, Janakpur is an interesting and worthwhile one-two-night trip. In addition to many temples, shopping bazaars and over one hundred ponds, Janakpur has three reasonable hotels, a wide selection of Mithila handcrafts at the Janakpur Women Development Centre, and a daily flight service to Kathmandu from the local airport.

Get in

By plane

Janakpur has an airport.The airport is served by a few private airlines, with daily flights to and from Kathmandu.The duration of flight is about 20-25 minutes.The aircraft are usually small with 17-20 passenger capacity.

Airports in nearby India have domestic flights to major Indian cities.

By train

It is on the Janakpur railway, which goes to Jaynagar station in India. The track is in poor condition though.

It is near to Sitamarhi railway station which is just 45kms and Jaynagar railway station which is just 32kms, both in nearby India. Both stations are connected to important cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai.

By car

It is possible to drive to the city from India.

By bus

From Kathmandu (Nepal) : Several day and night buses leave for Janakpur daily from the Kalanki Bus Stop. Both day and night buses are equally safe but with a day bus, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Nepal (for free). A one way bus ticket costs less than NRs. 1000 (10 euro or $15) and can be bought from many bus ticket counters at the Kalanki Bus Stop, Sundhara (near GPO), and Gausala. It takes around 8 hours to reach Janakpur by bus. These buses stop at several places for lunch or dinner. However, these highway restaurants are often very expensive (and often unhygienic) and it is wise to carry your own food and water for this day long journey.

See

Janaki Mandir
Sunset view

Janaki Mandir

Dhansua Dham

Ram Mandir

Marbha

Do

Prayer at Ganga Aarti

Watch Appan Television

Buy

mithala chitra kala is one of the best place to buy domestic products like hand made crafts, painting ,dools ,

Eat

rooftop restaurant, shiv chowk sky family restaurant both have amazing taste with best price

Drink

dahi lassi at shiva chowk and mills are they offered very nice taste in best price

Sleep

Budget

kathmandu guest house, gopal dharmasala, mithila guest house, anand guest houst, hotel Sitasharan, hotel manaki, hotel sita palace, namaskar lodge etc

Mid-range

hotel rama, mills area janaki lodge, shiv showk surya hotel


Splurge

hotel manaki, shiv chowk sita palace, ramanad chowk manaki hotel, shiv chowk

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