Janakpur is one of the religious and historical place which is also known as Jankapurdham. It is situated in Dhanusha district, Janakpur zone, Nepal. It has been declared as the capital for Province no. 2. It has total area of 100.20 square km having around 174000 population as per 2015 counting. It is the birth place of goddess Sita. The language spoken over there is Maithili. The main religions are Hindu and Muslim.
There are so many temples in Janakpur such as Janaki Mandir, Rajdevi Mandir, Sankatmochan Mandir, Ram Mandir etc. Among this, Janki Mandir is the biggest temple in Nepal which was built in 1955 B.S. by Queen Brisbhanu Kunwar of Tikamgarh. It is also called as “Nau Lakha Mandir” since the cost of construction was nine lakhs.
The major festivals celebrated in Janakpur by hindu are Vijayadashami, Deepawali, Chhath, Teej and the festivals celebrated by muslim are Ramzan, Bakrid, Moharam.
There are several ponds present in Janakpur such as Gangasagar, Dashrath Talau, Argaza Pokhari etc. where many pilgrims from many places came for worship take bath. It is said to be that in one night 52 ponds have been excavated in Janakpur.
The transportation available in Janakpur for travelling from one place to another are aircraft, railway, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, tractor, car etc. Railway line is under construction for now which will connect Nepal to India.
Janakpur airport is the domestic airport which connects many cities of Nepal to Janakpur. Janakpur airport also connect to Kathmandu which is capital of Nepal.
Janakpur has good educational facilities. There are many government and private schools and colleges which offers education for kids, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The oldest government school for higher studies is Ra. Ra. Bahumukhi Campus which is affiliated to Tribhuvan University.
The sources of entertainment in Janakpurdham are theatres, FM radios, dance programs, concerts etc. There are five cinema theaters which shows Maithili, Bhojpuri, Nepali, Hindi movies. There are eight radio stations in Janakpur which plays songs, news, drama etc.
Hotels and Restaurants
Janakpur has several hotels and restaurants such as Manaki Hotel, Sita Palace, Welcome Hotel, Sitasarn Hotel etc. which provide good lodging and fooding for tourists. There are several cheap lodges and dhramshalas for pilgrims.
There are also various parks available in Janakpur where people come, seat and talk with friends and relatives. The main park in Janakpur is Kasthmadap which is at north side of Janaki Mandir.
The foods which the people over there in Janakpur used to have Dal, Bhat, Roti, Sabji, Chicken, Mutton, Fish etc.
The media available in Janakpur are radio stations, some TV channels and a few print newspapers. There are four TV channels in Janakpur.
The climate in Janakpur is hot, cold and moderate depending upon the season of year. Generally, from Chaitra month to Bhadra month hot season will be there and from Aaswin to Falgun cold season will be there.