Janakpur Dham is the capital of Nepal’s Dhanusa district, located about 123 km southeast of Kathmandu. The city, also known as Janakpur, was founded in the early 18th century, but is believed to be the capital of the Videha dynasty that ruled the Mithila region in ancient times. It is said to be the birthplace of the goddess Sita, the daughter of King Janak and wife of Lord Rama.
Janakpur Dham plays a prominent role in the Hindu epic Ramayana, and is considered one of the holiest cities in Hinduism with several world-renowned temples.
The city offers visitors a snapshot of Southern Nepal’s Terai culture, a vibrant art scene, lush vegetation and much more. Before you pack your bags and head to this ancient city, here’s what you should know to get the most out of your stay.
How to get to Janakpur
There are a few ways. You can take a 25 minute plane from Kathmandu. Take a bus. Or ride a bike with a group of us every December.
What to do in Janakpur
Sites to visit in Janakpur Dham
You can explore Janakpur and find bunch of culture and mythological facts whereas these are some of the main sites that you must visit.
Ponds to see in Janakpur Dham
Any pilgrimage is incomplete without a ritual bath in Ganga Sagar pond which has never dried up. According to popular belief, water from the Seven Seas and all sacred places were collected, and this sacred pond called Ganga Sagar took shape.