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Janakpur ( Nepal ): Tourist destinations In Janakpur

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 Janakpur is also known as Janakpurdham which is the headquarters of the Janakpur zone, also a sub-metropolitan city and Capital city of Madhesh Province, Nepal. It is located in the Dhanusa District, a central development region, that covers about 91.97 kilometers. It is located in the Southeast of Kathmandu, According to the census 2021, the total population is 195,438.

It is a gateway to Maithila, also the birthplace of Sita (Janaki) where the wedding ceremony of Ram & Sita was organized. In Nepal, it is a center for religious and cultural tourism. currently, Janakpur is the fourth most densely populated city in Nepal. From the Bhitthamore border of India, it is 25 km away. Between Janakpur and Jyanagar of India, Nepal Railways has operated.

✓ After King Janak was named, Janakpur became a pilgrimage site for Hinduism. It is also the center for the revival of the ancient Mithila art and craft. It is also known as the City of Ponds, which has about seventy ponds. Maithili, Nepali, Hindi, Bhojpuri, and Awadhi are this region’s main languages. Vivah Panchami, Ram Navami, Holi, Vijaya Dashami, Deepawali, and Chhat are the main festival celebrated in Janakpur.

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  Economy  

Janakpur is the fastest-developing city in Nepal for good health care facilities, several parks, private schools, colleges, and internet service providers, & the largest sub-metropolitan city in the country.  Many medical, engineering, and management colleges are attached to Tribhuvan University. 

 


 

  Top 8 Tourist Destinations inside Janakpur  

Tourist destinations inside Janakpur are:

 

 1. Janaki Mandir  

Janaki Temple

✓ Janaki Temple is a Hindu temple which is the biggest temple located in Janakpur, Nepal, that is dedicated to the goddess Sita where she was born.

✓  It is also named Nau Lakha Mandir by the local people because the cost of finishing the temple was nine lakhs which was built by Queen Vrisha Bhanu of Tikamgarh, India.

✓ It covers an area of about 1,480 square meters that is fully in white, in a mixed style of and Hindu Kingdomship of ancient Mithila.

Maithila paintings are painted on the walls of this temple, and 60 rooms are of its are designed with the flag of the country Nepal. 

✓ A golden statue of the Sita was seen, in 1657 and she is known as Janaki, & wanted to live there and had chosen Rama as her husband & occurred a marriage ceremony in the nearby temple which is called Vivaha Mandap.

It is the best place to visit and vibe with friends, family in a very cool & superb environment.

 

  2. Ram Mandir  

Ram Mandir

 Ram Mandir is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Janakpur built by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gorkhali General, which is located just a walking distance of 10 mins from Janaki mandir, if you are in Nepal you must visit the once.

It is dedicated to lord Ram, & a historical and fantastic religious site in which the architecture of this temple is constructed in the traditional pagoda style like shrines in the region.

During the occasion of Ram Navami and Dashain festival, the modestly quaint temple is flocked by pilgrims are sacred &  and important annual festivals which are dedicated to Lord Rama.

It is also an attractive place, not as big as Janaki Temple but very beautiful and well decorated where many people are seen to seek blessings.

 

  3. Rolwaling Valley  

Rolwaling Valley 

It is located in the Gaurishankar Conservation Area between the Mt. Everest & Langtang Himalaya ranges and is the toughest and most thrilling trekking trail.

 It is a part of The Great Himalaya Trail which is a comparatively less visited and quiet trekking route that runs parallel to Tibet. 

 Rolwaling Valley Trek is an ideal trek for someone looking for a solitary trek with nature.

The region features massive valleys, mountains, & and views of foliage, waterfall, & more that will be hard to forget when it is all said and done.

If you want to visit a less crowded area for trekking purposes, this is one of the best places to visit.

 

  4. Jaleshwar  

Jaleshwar

Jaleswar is a small municipality located in Janakpur, Nepal near the India border, named after the holy temple of Jaleshwarnath Mahadev which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Devotees from all over the world flock there to pay their respects to Lord Shiva & his Consort, Parvati, during the months of Shravan that is July & August.

 This city offers to all its visitors or tourists from historical sites and cultural attractions to parks and beaches, and vegetarian restaurants.

 

  5. Ram Sita Vivah Mandap  

Ram Sita Vivah Mandap

  Ram Sita Vivahy Mandap is also known as MANDAP, also the place where Goddes Ram & Sita got married in the traditional setting.

  This place must have been 1000s years old with a new building where thousand of pilgrims visited to pay homage to Sita at the time of Vivah Panchami.

It is a beautiful place to visit, full of plants like a garden & a temple kind of mandap in the between made in pagoda style if you come as a tourist to Janakpur, you must visit there.

 

  6. Dholakha Bhimsen Mandir  

. Dholakha Bhimsen Mandir  

It is also known as the Bhimeshwar Mandir which is dedicated to the God Bhimsen who was the second eldest Pandav brother from the epic, Mahabharata.

It is believed that Pandavas spent 12 years there which is located in the Bhimeshwar Municipality, in Nepal which is 107km far away from the city of center.

 The roofless temple house is a triangular idol made up of the rough stone of the idol Bhimsen.

The idols resemble three different divinities at different times of the day – God Bhim, Goddess Bhagawati, & Lord Shiva, according to the Legend.

If you visit Janakpur don’t forget to visit there, you will feel unique because it is a historical place to visit.

 

  7. Ganga Sagar   

Ganga Sagar

The lake is considered sacred, & it is one of the most important pools in Janakpur along with Dhanush Sagar, also named after the famous holy river in IndiaGanga Sagar.

Ganga Sagar, The huge, famous lake, & historical ponds in Janakpur that is located near the Janak Mahal which is 1km far away from the city center.

 It connects an important substance among the Hindus, where homage is paid to different gods and goddesses. 

This pond is considered one of the important tourist destinations and a cool place in Janakpur along with Dhanush Sagar.

 

  8. Dhanush Sagar  

Dhanush Sagar  

  Dhanusha Sagar is a religious place of worship for Hindus which is located the near the famous Ram Mandir of Janakpur. 

It is one of the largest ceremonial tanks in that city, there are some bathing ghats built around the lake for public use.

A walk around the lake gives small shrines and a few glimpses of Maa Gayatri temple and Gangasagar which is colocated with Dhanushsagar.

 


 

  Transportation  

Janakpur Airport is provided by small daily flights from Kathmandu which is the capital city of Nepal. if you are from India, You can take a cab of a taxi from Jamnagar or Sitamari in India which is around 30 km and 45km respectively from Janakpur. There are no direct flights provided to Janakpur from any Indian city. Janakpur is the railhead of Nepal Railways.

 


 

 

  Top 4 hotels under Janakpur with their facilities  

 

  1. Hotel Sara PVT LTD  

Free WiFi

✓ Restaurant

✓ Room service

✓ Family rooms

✓ Tea/coffee maker in all rooms

 

  2. HOTEL PERFECT PLAZA  

✓ Airport shuttle

✓ Non-smoking rooms

✓ Free parking

✓ Bar

✓ Family rooms

✓ Free WiFi

 

   3. Hotel Vrindavan Palace   

✓ Facilities for disabled guests

✓ Non-smoking rooms

✓ Free parking

✓ Free WiFi

✓ Room service

✓ Family rooms

 

  4. Janak Kutti  

✓Free WiFi

✓Free parking

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