Janakpur (Ancient state of Mithila)

Janakpur is the capital of the ancient state of Mithila. The Janaki Temple, located in the center of the city, is well known in the Hindu Kingdom. Sita the wife of the legendary hero Ram was born in Janakpur. Throughout the year, many pilgrims come to pay their respects to Ram and Sita who are the main religious attractions in Janakpur. The city is thronged by worshippers and visitors alike especially during the festival of Bibah Panchami. This annual festival is celebrated on the occasion of Ram and Sita's marriage and their wedding ceremony is enacted throughout the week.

Access

Regular bus services are available from Kathmandu and other cities. It has an all weather airport with regular flights from Kathmnadu.

Accommodation

There are a number of good hotels and lodges in Janakpur.