Janakpur, birth place of Goddess Sita known as Janaki is consort of Lord Ram. According to the Ramayan, Ram Janaki temple in janakpur area belonged to the King Janak. Main Janaki temple is fully built in bright white unique style of classical and neo-classical design building with rich mithila style architectures. Time of Janak king ruled the area his daughter Janaki (Sita) during her swoyambhar chosen Lord Ram as her husband and became queen of Ayodhya. Legend said that a golden statue of Goddess Sita was found in the area and she was lived there. In the dedicated to her, temple was built in 1657 on the exact spot where statue was found. Their marriage ceremony area is preserved still nearby main temple as named of Ram Janaki Bibaha Mandap.
Janakpur Dham is important and holy place for Hindu pilgrimage. Every year thousand of pilgrimage from different part of Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and other countries visit Ram Janaki temple to worship Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. The main ceremonies take place in Janapur in Ram Nawami, Bibaha Panchami, Dhahain and Tihar.
Beside the main Janaki temple, Ram Mandir, Laxman Mandur, Bibaha Mandap, Ganga Sagar Lake, Dhanusa Sagar nearby temple is most visiting pilgrimage places. Dhanusa Dham about 25 kilometer far from main Janaki Temple is another pilgrimage site in Janakpur. Janakpur is 225 kilometer towards southern region from Kathmandu and 20 kilomter near from India boarder.
Day tour Itinerary for Janakpur Tour
After breakfast in Hotel, drive to domestic airport Kathmandu and fly to Janakpur. It is 25 minutes flight. Pickup from Janakpur airport by local jeep. Drive to Ram Janaki temple and explore. Further drive to Dhanusdham. Visit Dhanusdham and back again to airport for flying back to Kathmandu. There are Yeti airlines and Buddha air operating flight to Janakpur only from Kathmandu.
Optional Overland Tour to Janakpur
It is 225 kilometer via B.P highway. It takes 7 hours to reach by private transportation and whole day with local bus. It should stay one overnight at Janakpur. Visit around and return next day.
Also view our 14 days perfect tour plan of Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal including Janakpur Dham.