Janakpur is a city in Nepal which is believed to be the birthplace of Goddess Sita and the place of her marriage with Lord Ram. Also known as the City of Ponds, Janakpur boasts of more than seventy ponds that dot its verdant landscape. Here you can learn more about the ancient and revered Hindu epic, the Ramayana and its significance today. Visit the actual sites mentioned in the great epic and listen to local lore as well!
The city is located in the Terai region of Nepal and is the administrative headquarters of Dhanusa district. The Ram Janaki Temple is the main attraction in Janakpur. The centre of Mithila culture, Janakpurdham is also one of the revered sites on the holy Parikrama (route undertaken by devout Hindus) along with Ayodhya, Kashi and Brij in India.
The pleasant weather, the grand and colourful festivities through the year, the stunning architecture of the temples and the friendly locals make Janakpur a favourite spot for tourists and pilgrims alike.