Janakpur Cultural Tour - 5 Days

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Janakpur Cultural Tour

Trip Overview

Janakpur is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus all over the world. For Hindus, Janakpur is very important: the place where Goddess Sita was born, and married to Lord Rama—the most beloved Hindu couple. Explore Janakpur on our Janakpur Cultural Tour.

Janakpur Cultural tour highlights the very old civilization and culture from Terai dating back to Rigvedic period, arguably around 9th to 10th century BCE. This makes Janakpur one of the oldest and most famous cities of Nepal.

The centre of Janakpur 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 1898 by Queen Brisabhanu Kunwari and is also famously called "Nau Lakha Mandir" after the cost of construction which is said to have been nine lakh rupees.

Taking a stroll through the ancient Mithila city to experience the Terai culture of southern Nepal will lead you to the Ram Janaki Temple in the center of the city that draws allusions to the famous Hindu epic Ramayana.

Apart from the historic temples with its connection to ancient mythology, Janakpur is also known for its more than 200 scared ponds scattered throughout the city. Any pilgrimage is incomplete without a ritual bath in none of these ponds. The famous ones among them are Ganga Sagar, Dhanush Sagar and Ratna Sagar.

Since the whole region is considered the center of Maithili culture, Maithili art and culture is predominant in this area. Janakpur’s atmosphere is charged with an intense devotional zeal. New shrines are forever being inaugurated and idols installed, while loudspeakers broadcast religious discourses and the mesmerizing drone of bhajan.

The Janakpur calendar is marked by several highlights in the festival calendar, like Parikrama where as many as 100,000 people join the annual one-day circumambulation of the city on the day of the February/March full moon, and Chhath where women bathe in Janakpur’s ponds and line them with elaborate offerings to the sun god in October/November.

But if you have made up your mind that Janakpur is only about temples, religion and pilgrimage then think again. Janakpur is home to the ancient Milthila culture, Mithila art and Indian styled sweets.

The very minimal, stylistic feminine shapes with bright colours make Mithila art one of the most recognized art styles around the world. These and the various indian styled sweets make Janakpur the epitome of cultural diversity in Nepal. Infact, around the Ram Janaki temple, you will be surprised to find the large muslim population living in harmony along with the majority Hindu population.

Janakpur is approximately 390 km and 10-hour drive from Kathmandu or daily flights are also available that take you bring you from the capital in about 40-minutes. There is also the only operational railway line of Nepal in Janakpur. But this railway line is only directly connected to India. This also makes it one of the top reasons for tourists to come to Janakpur.

Legends, folk songs and dance by the locals dressed in traditional attire, keep the bygone eras of kingdoms, palaces and legends alive for you to see on our distinctively mythical tour.

Trip Highlight

  • Culture and art of Milthila culture.
  • Ram Mandir
  • Ram Sita Vivaha Mandir
  • Dhanush Sagar, Ganga Sagar, and Parshuram Kunda
  • Dhanushadham. The Dhanushadham is famous for being the place where the broken remains of the divine Lord Shiva bowl fell after Ram broke it.
  • Sankatmochan Mandir. The temple is dedicated to God Hanuman, and is also one of the most important places of worship in the region.
  • Janakpur Cigarette Factory is one of the oldest multi-national large scale industry in Nepal established by the Russian Government.
  • Itinenary
  • Price Details
  • Faqs
  • Reviews

Itinenary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu valley.

    • Arrival at the Tribhuvan Intl. Airport.
    • Our representative will be there to assist and transfer you in your hotel in Kathmandu.
    • After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 02

    Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city

    • Kathmandu city sightseeing place to visit - Pashupatinath temple where you can experience how Hindu's crimate, Bouddha Nath stupa - Tallest stupa of Nepal, Swayambhu Nath stupa (Monkey's temple) Kathmandu Durbar Square with living Goddess Temple.
    • Stay overnight in hotel Kathmandu.
  • Day 03

    Fly from Kathmandu to Janakpur

    • Departure to Janakpur by air/bus.
    • Check in at Hotel.
    • Stay overnight in Hotel at Janakpur
  • Day 04

    Janakpur Sightseeing

    • Visit to Janaki Temple, Jaleshwar Mahadev Temple
    • Visit of Ram Mandir, Ram Sita Vivaha Mandir, Dhanush Sagar, Ganga Sagar, and Parshuram Kunda.
    • Stay overnight in hotel.
    • Visit of Janakpur Cigarette Factory.
  • Day 05

    Fly from Janakpur to Kathmandu.

    • Fly from Janakpur to Kathmandu.
    • Final but of souvenir shopping.
    • Our representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport.
    • Hope you had a wonderful time!
Price Includes
  • All Surface transport in Private Vehicle.
  • All government charges and official charge
  • An experienced English speaking tour guide throughout the trip.
  • All accommodations with 3 star category hotel with Breakfast.
  • Airport pickup and drop.
Price Not Includes
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the cost includes and itinerary

Faqs

Reviews

Aristofanes Cedeno
Aristofanes Cedeno

One Week in Nepal With Tour Guide

I recently spent one week in Nepal and Tour Guide Team Trek provided an extraordinary service with an itinerary suited to my needs and interests, including Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara, detailed cultural and historical explanations when visiting different sites in Kathmandu, and above all, a customer and people-oriented approach to all activities, meals, shopping, etc. Kumar Dahal was my tour guide and it was a pleasure for me to have him showing me his native Nepal. Kumar has excellent English speaking skills and he is willing to take the extra mile to help you have the best trip to this beautiful country. I recommend him and Nepal Tour Guide Team Trek wholeheartedly as the best agency to fulfill your expectations.

Adam Szucs
Adam Szucs

Memorable 4 Days With Tour Guide

My wife and I had the privilege to enjoy a 4 days long private tour with tourguideinnepal.com. Everything was spot on. We had a private driver and a private tour guide for the entire trip, both extremely polite. I can 100% recommend them to others also. I also found their pricing more than fair. Kumar runs the company, he was very helpful when we put together the custom itinerary. Our tour guide was Suvash, probably the most caring guy I’ve ever met. Thanks for the lifetime experience guys!

Brad Wegner
Brad Wegner

Two Nights Was Awesome

I only had two nights in Kathmandu and primarily wanted to do a chopper flight around Everest as well as see as much of Kathmandu as possible. Kumar was amazing and looked after me like family. I did a lot of research and Kumar booked the Chopper flight for me and answered any and all questions I had leading up to it. The Everest day was truly one of the best and awe inspiring days of my life. Kumar also took us to all of the must see sights in Kathmandu. He listened to our needs as well as read our body language for what we required. You must have a guide in places like Kathmandu to understand the history and not miss anything and you won’t regret using Kumar – he is the best!!

Tom And Heide
Tom And Heide

18th September, 2018

AMAZING NEPAL EXPERIENCE WITH Nepal Tour Guide Team

We had the privilege exploring KTM valley with Kumar. He has a way of showing you all facets of Nepal as nobody else will. Not only does he know his country like no other, he also has a special way of connecting you with his culture , people, customs and more like a real tour guide can only do. He is a humanitarian, a good spirit, with a great sense of humor and a heart of gold, someone who CARES about his country and people. You will love the way he guides you and shows you his country. Anything from local foods, to extensive history or just small talk about politics and social issues, Kumar is happy to discuss all. He showed us a side of Nepal, we would have never experienced with a larger bus group. He customized our program to our liking, the way we wanted it, patiently answered all of our questions always friendly , attentive and genuine. We can highly recommend Kumar as your private guide. I have traveled the world extensively (please see my other reviews on tripadvisor) and know the difference between ‘just a guide’ and a true tour director who LOVES his job and connecting with people from all walks of life. Kumar is great in what he does and his personality will make you like him the day you meet. We are still friends and should we return to Nepal, there is no doubt in our minds that we will see him again, not only as our guide but also to reunite with a great friend and human being.

Two Weeks In Nepal

We came to Nepal for just under two weeks in March 2017. My husband and I decided to bring my mom for her 60th birthday as it was her lifelong dream to visit Nepal. But weren’t sure what to do while we were there! Luckily, we found Nepal Tour Guide Team, and after a few emails to Kumar, he set up the whole trip for us. Our trip was incredible, and Kumar was wonderful. From Kathmandu to Chitwan, Pokhara and back, Kumar showed us the whole country, and his knowledge was second to none. He arranged all the hotels, the car and driver, the things we did, showed us great places to eat and most importantly, provided great friendship and conversation along the way! We laughed the whole trip and had a wonderful time. The mountains were beautiful, Chitwan was amazing, and the lakeside at Pokhara was definitely my mom’s favorite part. We’re still positive we had the best tour guide and the most skilled driver in the entire country. Kumar is an incredible person and we made a lifelong friend. Even after coming home, we continue to keep in touch, chatting and making video calls. We can’t wait to go back!

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Total Cost (USD) USD 540 / person

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code

    TGN-360

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • End In

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    2 - 14 Pax

  • Accomodation

    Hotel

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