How To Reach Sitamarhi
The history of Sitamarhi goes back to the days of the Ramayana when Sita is supposed to have been born in today’s Sitamarhi. Sitamarhi is in Bihar’s Mithila region besides being an important city forming a part of the division called Tirhut. When you visit Sitamarhi you will find a sanctuary cut from rocks from the period of the Mauryas. It was in 1875 that the sub district of Sitamarhi was created inside the Muzaffarpur District while in 11 December 1972 Sitamarhi became a separate district. You can participate in Rama Navami, the day Lord Rama was born as well as take part in observing the marriage ceremony of Sita Mata with Lord Rama in Sitamarhi. The best way to reach Sitamarhi is to take a flight to Patna and thereafter catch a bus or taxi to Sitamarhi which is 120km away.
There are three efficient national highways that connect Sitamarhi with its state Bihar and other neighbouring cities. Therefore, NH 77 connects Sitamarhi with Patna and Muzaffarpur District while NH 104 and 77 as well as other roads connect Sitamarhi with the nearby districts. There are state highways too and these link Sitamarhi with Sheohar in the west and Madhubani in the east. The general condition of roads especially the principal ones, are being improved all the time. A road trip to Sitamarhi therefore may not be a bad idea.
Sitamarhi has excellent rail connections with important cities such as Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kolkata, New Delhi and others that include Kanpur, Hyderabad and Guwahati among many others. Therefore, if you have flown into Mumbai from abroad you could catch the Karambhoomi Express from Mumbai to Sitamarhi. Similarly, Licchavi Express is a fast train that connects Sitamarhi and New Delhi if you should land in New Delhi from abroad.
Sitamarhi does not have its own airport. However, Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna is only 120km away from Sitamarhi. You could take an internal flight to Patna and thereafter catch a taxi, bus or train to take you to Sitamarhi. Patna is fairly well connected by air with other major cities in India such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata and Siliguri among others. There would be no problem for anyone who wishes to fly by air to Patna and thereafter travel by any other means to Sitamarhi.
Sitamarhi has good connections by transport services within the state. Therefore, one can travel by bus to and from Patna and other cities and towns in Bihar. If you visit the Sitamarhi Bus Stand you will find buses that will take you to Delhi as well. For local movements the scene is changing very fast. You will definitely get both auto rickshaws and e rickshaws that run on batteries. If you are in a large group you are sure to get smaller buses for touring around Sitamarhi.