Being a religious and historical city, it is primarily a place of pilgrimage and religious tourism. And as the centre of the distinct Mithila Culture, it acts as an open university for people and scholars interested in culture, anthropology, religion and social sciences. The Hindu tourists and pilgrims come here to worship in the numerous temples and to take holy dip/bath in one of the numerous sacred ponds. Particularly, there is a huge gathering of devotees and pilgrims on festivals and purnima (Full Moon Day). Special puja is done on such days, fairs are also held.
For art enthusiasts, getting to know and learning Mithila art can be a unique experience. For those interested in language, culture and traditions, getting to know the local Maithali language, local costumes, lifestyles, cultural and traditional practices can be a wholesome experience.