|Airport name||Janakpur airport|
|Location||Dhanusha (district), Janakpur (Zone), Nepal|
|Airlines||yeti airline , Buddha airline|
|No.of Flights Per Day||4|
|Free baggage||20-25 kg depending on the type of ticket and the airlines.|
|Flight duration||about 30 minutes|
|Flight distance||123 km|
Nepal’s most sacred place “Janakpur” is situated at south-east of Kathmandu. Janakpur is administrative headquarters of Dhanusha district of Janakpur zone. Janakpur is 264 km from Kathmandu via Balkhu – Hetauda road away from Kathmandu. This place has been one of the important places for Hindu pilgrims.Historic city of Hinduism and capital city at the time of King Janak, Janakpur has been more valuable place for Hindu people. Historical importance of Janakpur is available in the great Hindu epic Ramayana. Janakpur is named after king Janak which is also known as “Janakpurdham”. Janaki mandir which is situated at north side of Janakpur was built in 1898 A.D by Queen Brisabhanu Kunwar is also most tourist attraction place. Janaki mandir is also known as “Naulakha mandir”. Also Ram mandir which was built by great gorkhali Amar singh Thapa is also taken as one of the holy places to visit in this area.
Thousands of hindu people visits this place for ritual baths in sacred ponds and rivers. September-March is taken as suitable time to visit Janakpur because of pleasant weather and numerous festivals fall this period. Maithili is one of the ancient languages spoken at Janakpur. Chhath festivals which is celebrated by terai people was also originated in Janakpur. Mithila art and paintings on walls, pottery are some great example of this place’s culture and tradition. Women’s living in this area have made occupation to promote ancient mithila arts and crafts. Janakpur is a Terai region. It is suitable for agriculture due to alluvial, forested and marshy terrain. Janakpur is the only place for operational railway of Nepal. This place is one of the fast developing cities of Nepal and is on the way to meet the criteria for being the 5th Sub-Metropolitan city of Nepal. The city has good health care facilities and lots of park in city, as well as good private schools and colleges. There are good facilities of transportation. People usually travel through bus and airplanes to reach Janakpur.
Not only Hindu people visit this place for sacred rituals but also different people from different religion visit here for research and learning. This place can be taken as good example ancient Nepali culture. If you want to learn and know more about ancient mithila culture and Janakpur’s mystery then visit Janakpur. Have a refreshing journey and briefly know about Janakpur.
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