Janakpur and Ayodhya connected through a bus service as part of the “Ramayan Circuit”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepali PM K. P. Sharma
Oli jointly inaugurated a direct bus service between Janakpur and Ayodhya two
Nepal’s Janakpur and India’s Ayodhya have been connected
through a bus service as part of the “Ramayan Circuit” to promote religious
tourism in Nepal and India.
The service was jointly inaugurated by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K. P. Sharma Oli on 11 May
Janakpur is known as the birth place of Sita, the wife of
Janaki temple was built in memory of Sita in 1910.
The Indian government has identified 15 destinations in
India for development under the Ramayana Circuit theme namely Ayodhya,
Nandigram, Shringverpur & Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh), Sitamarhi, Buxar
& Darbhanga (Bihar), Chitrakoot (Madhya Pradesh), Mahendragiri (Odisha),
Jagdalpur (Chattisgarh), Nashik & Nagpur (Maharashtra), Bhadrachalam
(Telangana), Hampi (Karnataka) and Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu).