Janakpur is home to more than 70 Hindu temples, the most important of them being the majestic, towering edifice of Janaki Mandir, a rare model of Koiri architecture. The city is one of the most revered places for Hindu pilgrimage, perhaps coming second only to Kathmandu which houses Pashupatinath. But Janakpur is not just about temples and monuments. The city is the country’s core Tarai boasts a rich cultural history, noted for ages for its arts, language, and literature. Janakpur is the heartland of the Mithila civilization, a melting pot of diverse cultures, religions and of opportunities.