Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Janakpur:

1. Janaki Mandir

4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

Dedicated to Goddess Sita, Janaki Mandir is the biggest temple in Nepal. The dominant tourist attraction of Janakpur is constructed at the place where Goddess Sita was born. The attraction is now considered as a religiously important monument and a heritage site but is still an active temple for devotees. Anybody seeking a slice of the legend of Ramayana must visit the divine Janaki Temple. 

2. Ram Mandir, Janakpur

4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

Ram Mandir is one of the oldest temples in Janakpur built in the late 1700s by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gorkhali General. The architecture of the temple is traditional pagoda-style like the other shrines in the region. The modestly quaint temple is flocked by pilgrims during the occasion of Ram Navami and Dashain which are sacred and important annual festivals dedicated to Lord Rama. The opulent temple is a perfect attraction for those interested in exploring ancient cultures and experiencing its divine vibe.

3. Rolwaling Valley

54 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

Rolwaling Valley, between the Everest and Langtang Himalaya ranges, is the toughest and most thrilling trekking trail in Nepal. The valley has an abundance of alpine lakes, hanging glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls and imminent view of snowy peaks. Rich in varying flora and fauna, it is home to many endangered and globally threatened animals.

4. Jaleshwar

16 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

Jaleswar is a small municipality in Nepal, named after the holy temple of Jaleshwarnath Mahadev, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The small-town borders India with Bihar. During the months of Shravan that is July and August, devotees from all over the world flock here to pay their respects to the Lord and his Consort, Parvati. From historical sites and cultural attractions to parks and beaches, the city has something to offer to all its visitors.

5. Ram Sita Vivah Mandap

4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

The place where Ram and Sita got married, Ram Janaki Vivah Mandap is visited by thousands of pilgrims to pay homage to Sita at the time of Vivah Panchami. The marriage day of Sita and Ram usually celebrated on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in November/December. The mandap is a gorgeous structure made of marble located in the southwest region of the Janaki Mandir. It resembles a part of a palace with sturdy pillars, elegant arches and stunning domes. 

6. Dolakha Bhimsen Mandir

107 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

Dolakha Bhimsen Mandir or the Bhimeshwar Mandir is dedicated to the God Bhim or Bhimsen. He was the second eldest Pandav brother from the epic, Mahabharata. The roofless temple houses a triangular idol made of rough stone. According to a legend, the idols resembles three different deities at different times of the day - God Bhim, Goddess Bhagawati and Lord Shiva.

7. Ganga Sagar, Janakpur

1 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

The huge and famous lake, Ganga Sagar in Janakpur is located close the to Janakmahal. The lake is considered sacred and is considered to be one of the more important pools in Janakpur along with Dhanush Sagar. Closeby is the 70-year-old Ganga Sagar library which is frequented by locals who come here to read the newspapers after a morning spent at the lake.

8. Dhanush Sagar

1 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

Dhanush Sagar is a sacred tank located near the famous Ram Mandir of Janakpur. It is also the largest ceremonial tank in the city. Visitors can see several small shrines all around the perimeter and vendors selling flower and other ritual object for the puja. Taking a bath at the ghat is considered sacred by the devotees.

9. Ratna Sagar Temple

2 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Janakpur

Ratna Sagar Temple in the city of Lumbini is dedicated to Lord Ram and is his Consort Goddess Sita. The tall temple is surrounded by a magnificent garden and a sacred pond called Ratna Sagar.

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