Janakpur is the capital of the ancient state of Mihila. The Janaki Temple, located in the center of the city, is well known in the Hindu Kingdom, Sita the wife of the legendary hero Ram was born in Jankpur. Throughout the year, many pilgrims come to pay their respets to Ram and Sita who are the main religious attractions in jankpur. The city is thronged by worshippers and visitors alike especially during the festival of Bibah Panchami. This annual festival is celebrated on the occasion of Ram an Sita's marriage and their wedding ceremony is enacted throughout the week.
Regular bus service are available from Kathmandu and other cities. It has an all weather airport with regular flights from Kathmandu.
There are a number of good hotels and lodges in Janakpur.