Tourist places in Sitamarhi

Introduction

Formely a subdivision of Muzaffarpur district, Sitamarhi was inaugurated as a district on December 11, 1972 by the then Bihar chief minister Late Kedar Pandey. Situated on the Indo-Nepal border, its population is around 25 lakh.

Sitamarhi is said to be the birthplace of Hindu goddess Sita, also revered as Janaki. The legend has it that the King of Janakpur (in Nepal, 60 km from here), ploughed the land here to get rid of a devastating drought, and it was in the course of the ploughing that he stumbled upon an earthen pot out of which Sita emerged. Hence, the place came to be known as Sitamarhi.


Places of Interest

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

One can visit the famous Janaki, Shiva and Parvati tem ples at Haleshwar Sthan, seven km from Sitamarhi, the dis- trict HQ town. Devotees as well as tourists visit these temples and the latter go on to see the famous Janakpur Dham in Nepal. The two cattle fairs – one on Navami during Navaratra in September-October and the other on ‘Vivah Panchami’ in the winter are held annually and attract thousands of visitors.HOW TO REACH 
  
By Air: 
  
Nearest Airport

Janakpur Dham, 60 km north; Patna, 150 km south. 

By Rail: 
  
Nearest railhead 
Sitamarhi is situated 60 km north of Muzaffarpur and 70 km away from Darbhanga. It is well connected with road and is also on the railway map. 

By Road:
Connected by good roads with all Indian cities. 

Where to Stay:
Private Hotels, Rest houses and Dharmshalas at Sitamarhi.Hotel Sitayan, 
STD Code: 06226, Phone: 250605
Hotel Kishore, Phone: 06226-253288
Hotel Raj Kumar, Phone: 06226-250347 

Local Transport:
Auto rickshaws, Cycle-rickshaws, tangas. 

In Emergency, Contact, STD Code: 06226
District Magistrate: 250515 (Res), 250439 (Off)
Superintendent of Police: 250421 (Res), 250526 (Off)  

Medical Emergencies,Contact, STD Code: 06226
Dr. R.A.Sharma: 250499
Dr. Sita Ram Singh: 251330
Dr. Sanjay Singh: 254700
Dr. Renu Chatterjee: 254650  

Tourist Season:
October to March. 

Clothing:
Light cotton in summer and woolen in winter (specially during November to January).

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