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Janakpur or also called Janakpurdham is a city located in Dhanusa district, about 225km southeast of Kathmandu. The city was founded in the early 18th century and is a hub for religious and cultural tourism. Janakpur is the 7th largest city in Nepal and the 3rd largest city in Terai after Biratnagar and Birgunj. Janakpur is the birthplace of Sita and where she got married to Ram, prince of Ayodhya. It is one of the fastest developing cities and has every kind of facility like health care, lodges, private schools, colleges, etc. There are so many places in Janakpur one has to explore at least once in their life. 

Janaki temple (Janaki Mandir)– Janaki temple is the biggest temple in Nepal which is dedicated to Goddess Sita, an epitome of courage, purity, selflessness, dedication, and loyalty. It is also constructed in the same place where Sita was born. Having a stunning white façade, the Janaki temple is a perfect example of Hindu-Islam architecture and is considered the most important model of Mughal architecture in Nepal. The temple is 3 storied and built with stones and marbles. There are 60 rooms inside which are adorned with Nepali flags, engravings, paintings, turrets, and beautiful lattice windows. Janaki temple is one of the holiest and most explored temples. People from different parts of Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka visit Janaki Temple every year, especially during the festivals like Ram Navami, Vivah Panchami, Dashain, holi, and Deepawali. The temple was built by Queen Vrisha Bhanu of Tikamgarth in 1910 AD and the site was designated as a UNESCO tentative site in 2008.

Ram Mandir– This temple is located southeast direction of Janaki temple and is dedicated to Lord Ram. It is known to be the oldest temple in Janakpur and was built by Amar Singh Thapa. It has been constructed in pagoda style that is native to Nepali architecture design. Every year in Ram Navami there is a great flow of tourists in Ram Mandir to celebrate the birthday of Lord Ram also during the festival of vivah Panchami to celebrate the marriage of Ram and Sita.

Ram Sita vivah mandap– Ram Sita temple is another beautiful place within Janakpur which is southwest of the Janaki Temple. The place where Ram and Sita got married, is visited by thousands of people every year during the time of Vivah Panchami. The mandap itself is very gorgeously decorated with marbles and big statues of Ram and Sita.  The legendary marriage ceremony is shown in the center of the mandap with statues of Ram and Sita and on the side are the parents of Ram and Sita seated on parallel pedestals facing each other. Ram Sita Vivah Mandap is a must-visit place in Janakpur. 

Ganga Sagar Pond– It is a historical pond situated near the Janak Mahal and consider a very sacred pond. The name Ganga Sagar is kept after the famous holy River Ganga-Sagar of India and is said that the water in the pond is brought from Ganga- Sagar River itself. Ganga-Sagar pond holds a great religious value for Hindus and is a popular tourist spot. Arati is organized every night in the Ganga-Sagar, people perform prayers on the river bank with special chantings and music, which makes this place very special and beautiful during the night. Thousands of people from different parts of Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka visit this pond and is heavily populated during the festival of Chhath. It is one of the biggest festivals and is celebrated by Nepalese Hindus. 

Janakpur is a very religious place, rich in art, culture, and history. Besides this, Janakpur is also a very beautiful city with so many things to do and place to visit. You can see Mithila Chitrakala, Nepal’s railway station, and shop around the vendors. It is a very popular tourist destination of Nepal which is visited by thousands of national and international tourists. 

Janakpur is located 400km from Kathmandu, near the Indian border, and is easily reachable. There are buses available from Kathmandu to Janakpur. By a local bus it takes around 10 hours and by a Deluxe or tourist bus around 8 hours. There is also Janakpur airport if you want comfortable and fast transportation. It takes around 30 minutes to reach Janakpur from Kathmandu by plane. If you want to go by bike, it might take 14-15 hours. 


  • Explore the holiest birthplace and wedding place of Sita
  • Explore one of the most visited temples in Nepal
  • Get to know more about Mahabharata and Ramayana.


1. Start with a Visit to Janaki Temple (Janaki Mandir):
• Explore the stunning Janaki Temple, the largest temple in Nepal dedicated to Goddess Sita. Admire the Hindu-Islam architecture and the intricate details of the temple.
• Take your time to enjoy the spiritual ambiance and learn about the cultural and historical significance of the temple.
2. Ram Mandir:
• Head southeast to the oldest temple in Janakpur, Ram Mandir. Dedicated to Lord Ram, this pagoda-style temple showcases native Nepali architecture.
• Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings and learn about the stories and legends associated with Lord Ram.
3. Lunch Break:
• Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant or eatery. Try some traditional Nepali or local Mithila cuisine to enrich your cultural experience.
4. Ram Sita Vivah Mandap:
• Visit the beautiful Ram Sita Vivah Mandap located southwest of Janaki Temple. This is the spot where the legendary marriage of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita took place.
• Admire the gorgeously decorated mandap with statues depicting the marriage ceremony.
5. Ganga Sagar Pond:
• Explore the historical and sacred Ganga Sagar Pond near Janak Mahal. This pond is considered holy, and you can witness the evening arati (prayer) organized by the riverbank.
• Enjoy the serene atmosphere and the religious rituals taking place by the pond.
6. Stroll Around Janakpur City:
• Take a leisurely stroll around Janakpur city. Explore the local markets, Mithila Chitrakala (traditional art), and get a glimpse of the vibrant culture of the region.
• Visit the Nepal Railway Station and experience the unique charm of Janakpur.
7. Sunset at a Scenic Spot:
• Find a scenic spot in Janakpur to enjoy the sunset. The city has beautiful surroundings, and capturing the evening hues can be a delightful experience.
8. Departure:
• Depending on your mode of transportation, either head to Janakpur Airport or the bus station for your return journey to Kathmandu.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel Transportation (via car)
  • Admission Charges
  • Private Lodging
  • Car Commute
  • Meal Package (inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Expert Guide proficient in English
  • Taxes and Relevant Fees

Cost Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Charges
  • Gratuities and Tips
  • Personal Expenditures


How can I travel from Kathmandu to Janakpur?

There are multiple options for travel, including buses, deluxe/tourist buses, and flights. Buses take around 8-10 hours, while a flight from Kathmandu to Janakpur takes approximately 30 minutes.

Is Janakpur a religious destination?

Yes, Janakpur is a significant religious destination, especially for Hindus. It is the birthplace of Goddess Sita and the site of her marriage to Lord Ram. The city is home to important temples and pilgrimage sites.

What are the main attractions in Janakpur?

The main attractions include Janaki Temple, Ram Mandir, Ram Sita Vivah Mandap, Ganga Sagar Pond, Mithila Chitrakala, and the Nepal Railway Station.

Are there vegetarian food options in Janakpur?

Yes, Janakpur offers various vegetarian food options. You can try traditional Nepali or Mithila cuisine at local restaurants.

Is photography allowed at the religious sites?

Generally, photography is allowed at most sites, but it’s advisable to be respectful and ask for permission if needed, especially in religious areas.

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