Sitamarhi is a sacred place in Hindu mythology. It’s history goes back to Treta Yug. Sita, the wife of Lord Rama sprang to life out of an earthern pot, when Raja Janak was ploughing the field somewhere near Sitamarhi to impress upon Lord Indra for rain. Sita was kept her in a small "Madai" (local name for "hut"). Sita+Madai during the period becomes Sitamarhi.It is said that Raja Janak excavated a tank at the place where Sita emerged and after her marriage set up the stone figures of Rama, Sita and Lakshman to mark the site. The town however contains no relics of archaeological interest.
Sitamarhi is a city in the northern part of Bihar in India and a part of Gangetic Plains of north India, Sitamarhi is located around 30 km from Nepal. The city and places around are very active culturally and politically but one of the poorest in India based on almost all social indicators. Sitamarhi was devastated in one of the worst ever earthquake in January 1934. The district of Sitamarhi was carved out of Muzaffarpur district on 11th December 1972.
Sitamarhi is well connected to other parts of India and Bihar through a network of railway lines and roads.
The nearest airport is in Patna 120 km away (In fact, Janakpur in Nepal is the nearest Airport at 56 km away but has daily flights from Kathmandu only). Patna airport is serviced by major domestic airlines like Indian, Jet Airways and Air Deccan. There are direct flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kathmandu and Varanasi from Patna airport.
There are direct trains from Darbhangam Muzafaupur and Narkatiaganj, which connects further to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Patna and many other cities in the country and there are Two direct train to DELHI and Two for KOLAKATA
Sitamarhi is on the National Highway map of India with NH 77 and NH 104 connecting it with other parts of the country. There are buses every 10 minutes for Patna (4.5-5 hrs) and Muzaffarpur (1.5-2 hrs).
Most reliable and easily available local transport is cycle rickshaw. You can also get shared three-wheelers and buses from the railway and bus terminal. sitamarhi is a small city and you can easily walk around and see places of attraction.
Apart of the local markets and shops two of the complexes "JANKI COMPLEX", "SHANKAR COMPLEX" are very famous. Sitamarhi is very famous for Designer jewellery's easily available at SONA PATTI.
Thier are many fast food corners all accross the city, Some famous hang outs for food: blue diamond at mahanth shah cauraha. Krishana Sweets at by pass chowk. Surly visit some ISTOO HOUSE for some ultimate chicken and other nonveg items near NUTAN CINEMA
Hotel Rajkumar: at By pass chowk. Hotel Aashirwad: Near Old Ganesh talkies. Hotel Sitayan: Near Railway station. Hotel Shiv Shakti: Near Old Bajrang Talkies/ Mahanth Shah Cahuraha
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Get trains, buses or private taxies to leave out sitamarhi with a mind to come back and visit again soon.