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Hotel Welcome, Janakpur, JanakpurNepal has every category of accommodation facilities that range from the international standard star hotels to budget hotels and lodges. In order to have an assured quality service, it is advisable to use the facilities and services of government registered hotels, lodges, travel agencies, licensed tour guides only and engage an authorized trekking guide or porter only through a registered travel and trekking agency. In the last few ... more

Hotels & Guest House in Janakpur

Janaki Temple, Janakpur, Nepal: Hotels & Guest House in Janakpur The pleasant town of Janakpur is the birthplace of Sita, daughter of King Janaka and wife of Lord Rama. It is said to be the site of Lord Rama and Sitaís wedding.

Lord Rama won Sita by picking up Lord Siva's bow and breaking it here. Janakpur is charged with a devotional mood and is an interesting holy city to visit. It is a worth while place to visit.

It was the capital of the ancient state of Mithila, which used to be part of India. The Maithili language is spoken here. It has its own script and is spoken by around two million people.

Janakpur Nepal Map: Hotels & Guest House in Janakpur Janakpur is located 128 km southeast of Kathmandu, 11 hours by bus, next to the Indian border. For the most part motorized traffic is banned from the city center and there is almost no tourist hustle. So it is a peaceful place. The town has narrows winding streets and dozens of sacred kunds, and is an interesting place to wander around.

You can stop in Janakpur on the way from Kakarbhitta to Kathmandu, as it is just 30 km south of the Mahendra Highway, which is the road you take to get from Kathmandu to Kakarbhitta.

If you plan to come here during a major festival you should book a room months in advance. The hotels here are not a high standard.

  • Hotel Welcome: Janakpur, Nepal: on Station Rd, is a decent place. The rooms are not so good, but there is not much competition in town. They have rooms with common bath, with bath and rooms with A/C. Ask to see several rooms, as some are really bad. It has a good restaurant. It is a friendly place.
  • Hotel Rama: Janakpur, Nepal: at the north edge of town in a quiet location, has featureless rooms with common bath, much nicer rooms with bath hot water, with an air-cooler, and with A/C. It has a good restaurant.
  • Hotel Shukh Sagar: Janakpur, Nepal: located next to the Janaki Mandir, has big rooms with common bath & with bath. It has a vegetarian restaurant.
  • Aanand Hotel: Janakpur, Nepal: Station Rd, has rooms, rooms with bath and hot water.
  • Kwality Restaurant, Station Rd: Janakpur, Nepal: is a decent place.
  • Nawarang: Janakpur, Nepal: (sign only in Nepali), around the corner from the Hotel welcome, has Nepali food.
  • Sanjog Restaurant: Janakpur, Nepal: down a lane across from Danush Sagar, at the west end of Station Rd, is one of the better places.

Information
There tourist office on Station Rd east of Bhanu Chowk, close to the railway station. Open Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 4 pm, Friday until 3 pm. It closes an hour earlier from November to January. It has a brochure about Janakpur and can give information about festivals.

The pleasant town of Janakpur is the birthplace of Sita, daughter of King Janaka and wife of Lord Rama. It is said to be the site of Lord Rama and Sitaís wedding. Lord Rama won Sita by picking up Lord Siva's bow and breaking it here. Janakpur is charged with a devotional mood and is an interesting holy city to visit. It is a worth while place to visit.

It was the capital of the ancient state of Mithila, which used to be part of India. The Maithili language is spoken here. It has its own script and is spoken by around two million people.
Janakpur is located 128 km southeast of Kathmandu, 11 hours by bus, next to the Indian border. For the most part motorized traffic is banned from the city center and there is almost no tourist hustle. So it is a peaceful place. The town has narrows winding streets and dozens of sacred kunds, and is an interesting place to wander around.

You can stop in Janakpur on the way from Kakarbhitta to Kathmandu, as it is just 30 km south of the Mahendra Highway, which is the road you take to get from Kathmandu to Kakarbhitta.

Janaki Mandir (Temple)
This interesting temple is dedicated to Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, who is also known as Janaki. It is massive marble temple in the center of town built in 1911 by an Indian queen. It is believed to be where King Janaka found Sita lying in a ploughed field. The Deities in the temple are Sita, Rama and Ramaís brotherís Laksman, Bharata, and Satrughna.

The inner sanctum is open from 5 to 8 am and 5 to 8 pm. This temple is open to everyone. You can climb the stairs to the roof of the outer building and get a good view of the courtyard. Non-Hindu can enter the temple.

Ram Sita (Janaki) Bibhaha (Viveh) Mandapa
This is a new Nepali pagoda-style temple that honors the wedding of Sita and Rama. Lord Rama and Sita wear full make-up and wedding attire. It is supposed to be built at the place where Sita and Rama were married. There are deities of Sita, Rama and his brothers. It is next door to the Janaki Mandir. You have to deposit your camera near the entry.

Rama Mandir
It is a Nepalese pagoda-style temple built in 1882. It is southeast of the Janaki Mandir, in the oldest section of the city. Dhanush Sagar is right next to it. This temple is the center point for the Rama Navami festival.

Sankat Mochan Temple
This temple is dedicated to Hanuman and is also called the Big Monkey Temple. Hanuman is worshipped in the form of a very large rhesus monkey. The monkey is kept in a cage and constantly fed by the pilgrims. Sankat Mochan means one who erases all troubles. This temple is 100m south of Ramanand Chowk. It looks at an ordinary house, so is easy to miss.

Village Development Committees VDC's & Towns of Dhanusa District:

Andupatti Aurahi Bafai Bagchaura Baheda Bala Bahuarba
Balabakhar Balaha Kathal Balaha Sadhara Ballagoth Baniniya Baramajhiya
Basahiya Basbitti Bateswor Bega Shivapur Begadawar Bharatpur
Bhuchakrapur Bhutahi Paterwa Bindhi Bisarbhora Chakkar Chora Koilpur
Debadiha Deuri Parbaha Devpura Rupetha Dhabouli Dhalkebar Dhanauji
Dhanusadham Digambarpur Dubarikot Hathalekha Duhabi Ekarahi Fulgama
Ghodghans Giddha Godar Gopalpur Goth Kohelpur Govindapur
Hansapur Kathpula Hariharpur Hardiya Harine Hathipur Harbara Inarwa
Itaharwa Janakpur Jhatiyahi Jhojhi Kataiya Jamunibas Bengadawar Kachuri Thera
Kajara Ramaul Kanakpatti Khajuri Chanha Khariyani Kurtha Labatoli
Lagmamdha Guthi Lakhouri Lakkad Laxminibas Laxmipur Bagewa Lohana Bahbangama
Machijhitakaiya Mahendranagar Mahuwa Mahuwa Makhanaha Manshingpatti
Mithileswor Mauwahi Mitheleswor Nikas Mukhiyapatti Mushargiya Nagareen Nakatajhijh Nauwakhor Prashahi
Nunpatti Pachaharwa Papikleshwor Patanuka Paterwa Paudeswor
Puspalpur Raghunathpur Ramaidaiya Bhawadi Rampur Birta Sabela
Satosar Shantipur Siddha Singyahi Maidan Sinurjoda
Sapahi Sonigama Suga Madhukarahi Suganikash Tarapatti Sirsiya Thadi Jhijha
Thilla Yaduwa Tulsi Chauda Tulsiyahi Nikas Tulsiyani Jabdi Umprempur Yadukush
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