Janakpur Nepal



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Janakpur Municipality is the District HQ of Dhanusha and a busy historic religious centre with an estimated population approaching 90,000 people. It is home to the historic 500-year old Janaki Temple, a major attraction for Indian Hindu pilgrims and international tourists. Janakpur is also the birthplace of the Goddess Sita and place of her marriage to the God Ram while the “city of ponds” is also home for Nepal’s only railway and railhead (a tourist attraction for steam international locomotive enthusiasts), and many annual colourful festivals. Dhanusha (Janakpur in particular) is regarded as the world centre of Mithila Culture.

For tourists that want to sample Nepal’s Indian culture, Janakpur is an interesting and worthwhile one-two-night trip. In addition to many temples, shopping bazaars and over one hundred ponds, Janakpur has three reasonable hotels, a wide selection of Mithila handcrafts at the Janakpur Women Development Centre, and a daily flight service to Kathmandu from the local airport.

Janakpur has an airport.The airport is served by a few private airlines, with daily flights to and from Kathmandu.The duration of flight is about 20-25 minutes.The aircrafts are usually small with 17-20 passenger capacity.

It used to be on the Janakpur railway, which goes to Jaynagar station in India. The line was closed in 2014 as part of an upgrade by India to build a new line.

It is near to Sitamarhi railway station which is just 45kms and Jaynagar railway station which is just 32kms, both in nearby India. Both stations are connected to important cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai.

From Kathmandu: There are no typical tourist busses from Kathmandu to Janakpur. But busses with the same standard, often called "Deluxe Bus". You can buy these bustickets easily with at the travel agencys in Thamel, tickets between 950 to 1100 rupees. busses will pick you up at new busstation or at the Trishul Petrol station in Kalanki. Recommended bus company: Ram Rath Deluxe,Dhanusha Delux,Har Har Mahadev A/C Delux,Gulf Delux.

Cheaper, but with less comfort are the local busses. Go to the Long Distance Busstation in Gongobu. These tickets costs around 750 rupees.




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