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Janakpur or Janakpurdham, historically called Mithila, is a city in Nepal, it is the centre of the ancient Maithili culture, which has its own language and script & also nearly 400 km east of Kathmandu indisputably the Taraiís most fascinating city. Janakpurdham is one of the fast developing cities of Nepal and is on the way to meet the criteria for being the seventh Sub-Metropolitan city of Nepal. The city enjoys good transportation facilities including road and air connectivity with other cities of Nepal as well as India. Janakpurdham is also the only city in the country with railway access. The city has better health facilities than others in Nepal, as well as good private schools and colleges, Internet service providers and internet connectivity.

The centre of Janakpurdham is dominated by the impressive Janaki Mandir to the north and west of the bazaar. This temple, one of the biggest in Nepal, was built in 1911 (1968 in the Nepali calendar) by Queen Brisabhanu Kunwar of Tikamgarh. It is also called "Nau Lakha Mandir" after the cost of construction, The oldest temple in Janakpurdham is Ram Mandir, Pilgrims also visit the more than 200 sacred ponds in the city for ritual baths.


The two most important, Dhanush Sagar and Ganga Sagar, are located close to the city centre. The Vivah Mandap temple is famous for its gardens.

Location : Dhanusa District

Significance : Hindu pilgrimage spot.

Places to Visit : Janaki Mandir, Ram Mandir (The oldest temple of the city) Vivah Mandap with its beautiful garden, Barah Bigah