Janakpur is a city located in Pupri Block of the Sitamarhi District of Bihar. Sitamarhi District is recognised as the birthplace of goddess Sita, the consort of Rama and this fact makes it an important hub for Hindu devotees.
As per legends, Raja Janak Seeradhwaj found Sita as an infant while ploughing the field near Sitamarhi. It is believed that he installed stone idols of Ram, Sita and Lakshman to mark the spot after her wedding. At the same place where the idols were originally found, the temple of Janaki Mandir was built. However, there is another temple 5 km from Sitamarhi, which claims to mark the spot where Sita was discovered.
There are many notable tourist sites in this town such as Baba Nageshwarnath Temple and Janaki Temple. Other nearby attractions include Deokuli, Haleshwar Sthan, Panth-Pakar, Bodhayan-Sar, Goraul Sharif, Baghi Math, Sabhagachhi Sasaula and Shukeshwar Sthan. The district is also known for lac bangles, which are popular across the Bihar.
People of Janakpur are from different religions and communities. The popular tourist destinations near Janakpur Road are Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur and Samastipur. The town is directly connected to places such as Nanpur, Bajpatti, Jaynagar and Benipatti, by road.
The town has its own railway station i.e. Janakpur Road Railway Station. The railway station of Sitamarhi is situated at a distance of 14.4 km. The closest airport to this place is at Patna, which is at a distance of 117 km.
Summer temperatures stay high and range between 32o Celsius and 41o Celsius. Monsoons are humid due to its proximity to Himalayas. However, in winter, the temperatures become soothing and pleasant and it is ideal for outdoor and sightseeing activities. So,the best time to come here is between the months of October and March.
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