Sitamarhi

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Timings : Most of the temples close by 10 in the night and open early morning. It is best to visit the religious spots in-between those times. You can visit these religious places at any time of the day but it is best to visit them during the evening time or the morning time. The crowd will be less during the evening time and your travel will be more comfortable as the weather would be pleasant too.

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Sitamarhi, Patna Overview

Sitamarhi, a town and the district headquarters of the Sitamarhi District in Bihar is the birthplace of the wife of Lord Ram, Sita. Bordered by Nepal in the North, Muzaffarpur in the south, Champaran and Sheohar in the west and Darbhanga and Madhubani in the east, Sitamarhi is a town of great historical importance and has a large number of modern tourist attractions. Rivers like Baghmati, Aghwara, Lakhandei and Manusmara flow through the Sitamarhi District and the northern part of Sitamarhi District is located in the foothills of the Himalaya. The place has a moderate climate and is rich in alluvial soil. Sitamarhi is filled with spots of religious, historic and modern tourist attractions.

According to mythology, Mata Sita was born in an earthen pot under the land of the Sitamarhi district. Janaki Temple at Sitamarhi, Janaki Temple at Punaura, Deokuli, Haleshwar Sthan, Baghi Math, Goraul Sharif, Shukeshwar Sthan, Bodhayan-Sar and Sabhagachhi Sasaula are the places you must travel to on your visit to Sitamarhi. Sitamarhi has a rich culture of folk arts, dance and music. It is well known for its lac bangles and the world-renowned Madhubani paintings are painted in many places of this district.

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Best Time To Visit Sitamarhi

It is preferable to visit Sitamarhi during the months of February, March, October, November and December. The weather is mostly pleasant during these times of the year. The humidity level can be quite high in this area. During these months, the humidity is less and it is neither too hot not too cold. The place may receive slight rainfall too.

Traveling Around Sitamarhi

You can take taxis to go around the place in Sitamarhi. The taxi drivers know most bazaara and good restaurants around the place.

Stay Near Sitamarhi

Hotels and guest houses are easily available in this the Sitamarhi district. Payal Hotel, Hotel Ashirwad and Sitayan hotel are some hotels which provide excellent service and give you a fantastic experience.

Sightseeing Around Sitamarhi

Pupri, Sita Temple, Haleshwar Sthan, Bairagnia and Panth-Pakar are the best sight seeing spots of Sitamarhi. These are all religious places and there is no entry fee. All have their own historic or religious importance. Pupri is a village famous for the Baba Nageshwarnath temple of Lord Shiva. The Sita Temple, dedicated to Goddess Sita, has beautiful stone statues of Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshman preserved in the temple. Haleshwar Sthan is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Shopping At Sitamarhi

Quite a few shopping places are there in Sitamarhi. Several flower shops, gift shops and garment shops are there on College road in Sitamarhi. One must look out for the Madhubani Painting here.

Local Experiences At Sitamarhi

Sitamarhi has a rich culture. It has a rich heritage of handicrafts like hand-painted wall hangings, wooden stools, miniatures in paper and leaves, stone pottery, bamboo, leather goods, etc. Women of Mithila make Madhubani artists work with natural colors on paper and cloth. Their work depicts mythological and religious events.

Nightlife At Sitamarhi

The place does not have much of a nightlife but many clubs are there in Muzzafarpur and Darbhanga. Several clubs and bars are open in this place such as Sagar Beer Bar, Rotart Bar, Muzzafarpur Club, etc.

Food At Sitamarhi

If you are a food lover then Sitamarhi is the right place you have come to. People from all over the globe visit Sitamarhi to enjoy the delicious dishes here. There is not a single cuisine which is not available in this town. Right from Arabic from Arab, Italian from Italy, Chinese from China, or from the different state in India like Gujarati from the state of Gujarat, Punjabi food from Punjab, Rajasthani dishes from Rajasthan, Lebanese from Lebanon, Mughlai from the Mughal side of the world all the cuisines are available here with a spicy tinge to them.

Restaurants Near Sitamarhi

Sky Lark, Sri Bhagaban Bhojanalaya, Tej Food Restaurant are some of the popular restaurants of this town. Most of them are multicuisine restaurants.

Sample Itinerary For Sitamarhi

Travel to Sitamarhi and check in at a Hotel. After having a meal at some nearby restaurant leave for sightseeing. You can hire a cab for that purpose. Visit the major sightseeing spots such as Pupri, Sita Temple, etc. You can plan your visit according to the number of days you plan on staying at Sitamarhi. You can check out the local markets for the famous Madhubani Paintings and lac bangles which are popular in this place.

Trivia About Sitamarhi

It is the birth place of Goddess Sita and is popular because of that. The Panaura Dham is the spot where Mata Sita originated in an earthen pot. There were also some submerged building found here at this spot during the earthquake of 1934.

Tips For Visiting Sitamarhi

Know about the temples and their exact locations beforehand. Pick a tourist guide who holds a license number and is registered with the Government. They are more dependable and generally charge reasonable fee, as compared to the private guides. It is recommended that you provide a tip to the guide, if you are satisfied with his job. To be on the safe side, you do not entrust your expensive belongings to the tourist guide. Be friendly with the localites, but not overfriendly. Avoid being haughty or rude.

How to reach Sitamarhi

  • Air: One can reach Sitamarhi by air also. The nearest airports will be at Patna, Janakpur and Muzzafarpur. You will have to take a taxi from there to reach Sitamarhi.

  • Rail: Several trains such as Mithilanchal Express, Lichchavi Express, etc. are available that stop at the Sitamarhi railway station.

  • Road: Buses are available to reach Sitamarhi by road. Taxis are also available to reach Sitamarhi.

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