- Population: 2,557,004
- Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam
- Area: 9,669 sq km
- Language: Nepali, Maithili, Hindi, Bhojpuri, English
- Best Season: April - November
- Weather: 0C - 35C
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Janakpur is one of the most popular cities in Nepal, located in the Terai region. It is the headquarters of the Dhanusha district and is located at a distance of 135 kilometers from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.
The city has a rich historical and cultural background and also known as Janakpurdham by the local people. There are various reasons to make a visit to Janakpur.
Janakpur is a cultural hub in the country. The ancient Maithili culture and language is still dominant in this Nepali city. Goddess Sita is also believed to be born in this place and thus it is closely related to the epic of Ramayana. Due to the connection of Sita, the place has developed as a pilgrimage site for many Hindus. There is the famous Janaki Mandir in Janakpur, Nepal.
Apart from the Janaki Temple in Janakpur, there are some other places of interest in the city too. The Rama Mandir is another religious site in Janakpur. There are two important festivals that are celebrated in Janakpur in Nepal. Jhula, Bol Bum, Tihar, Dashain, Ram Navami and Vibhaha Panchami are some of the festivals that are celebrated in the city of Nepal. Chhath is another festival that is celebrated by the Maithili people in Janakpur in Nepal.