Janakpur , the headquarter of Dhanusa District and capital for Province no. 2, is a popular religious site and destination for the Hindus .The city , also known as Janakpurdham, was founded in the early 18th century. Thousands of devotees from Nepal and India visit Ram Janaki Temple in the city.
Janakpur is mentioned in Hindu epic Ramayana as birthplace of Sita, Ram’s consort. Ram is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The Nepal Railways operates between Janakpur and India. Janakpur is famous for Mithila culture .A number of cultural attractions are available in all the eight districts of the province .
Photo: Janakpur / Nepal Tourism Board