Visitors Guide to Janakpur and Dhanushadham

Get to Janakpur

  • Fly: Janakpur has a growing domestic airport with frequent daily flights from Kathmandu domestic airport and will soon complete expansion to accommodate International flights. It takes around 25 minutes to reach Janakpur by air from Kathmandu
  • Bus: Around 50 public bus services are also available from Tilganga/Gausala/Kalanki, Kathmandu to Janakpur and 3 night bus services directly to Dhanushadham; it takes around 12 hours to reach Janakpur by public bus
  • Drive: You may also come in Tata Sumo vehicle services available from Balkhu, Kathmandu. It takes around 6 hours to reach Janakpur in a private vehicle

Get to Dhanushadham

There are many easy ways to get to Dhanushadham from Janakpur to see the Dhanush Temple and visit us here at the Protected Forest!

From Janakpur, it is 18 km and most visitors come for a day trip. You have 3 options for how to get here from Janakpur:

  • Local bus (1 hour)
  • Jeep (30 minutes)
  • Motorbike (20 minutes)

Stay a few Nights

While Dhanushadham receives approximately 125 tourists every day, it does not have residential facilities built up so it is advised to plan to stay in Janakpur.

Janakpur has a number of lodges and hotels. Recommended hotels are: Hotel Rama, Hotel Welcome, Hotel Unique, Roof & Top Family Restaurant and Hotel Sitasharan, where you can find most modern conveniences and a variety of food options. Other recommended hotels that are more basic include: Santosh Hotel, Karki Hotel and Vijay Hotel. However, there are many hotels in Janakpur.

It is customary to eat breakfast and dinner at your hotel.


Use Mobile Network Service

Nepal Telecom and Ncell both have quality mobile networks in and around Dhanushadham. You can use the same mobile, external Data Card, or data pack to use data (3G Internet typically)


Use Health-care Services

Dhanushadham has a district-level government hospital with 25 bed capacity. The services provided by the hospital are trustworthy. Dhanushadham also has a middle-class private health clinic. If you wish for standard private hospitals, you will have to travel to Janakpur

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