Janakpur is the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mithila. Much of those days still remain intact at Janakpur, including the popular Janaki Temple and Bibaha Mandap. Janakpur also has half a dozen beautiful lakes with religious significance. Thousands of pilgrims come to Janakpur on the day of Ram Nawami. The tradition of the Mithila Kingdom, like the painting techniques, still exist and are preserved.