Gorakhpur Tourism

Gorakhpur Tourism

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Gorakhpur is a fast growing and highly populous city, situated at the juncture of a country Nepal ( ninety Kms. from here) and a state Bihar, adjoining to it. So it has big catchment area. Peoples from the neighboring districts (more than ten) of these regions come here for their various needs and medical treatment purpose. It is a part of Buddhist triangle, because the Birth place of Buddha, Lumbini is 116 Kms and Mahaparinirvan place Kushinagar is at 51 Kms distance. Tourists from Japan, China, Srilanka, Thailand, Korea Burma, Australia and Nepal regularly come here and it has become a Transit destination for them. So this district has great marketing and tourism potential .It is the Head quarter of NE railway and many long distance trains originate and end here. Soon, it will come on the world map, as its platform No.1 is going to become the world’s longest platform. Jet Airways connect it with New Delhi for 6 Days excepting Sunday.

Gorakhnath temple is the main attraction of this city .It is very beautiful temple of white marble and heart throb of Gorakhpur. One month long Khicheri Mela (Fair) is great attraction of this city. Besides you can purchase Handicraft bed sheets and world famous terracotta potteries, Elephant and horses .Geeta Press Gorakhpur is famous, because it publishes largest no of religious books in the world. Arogoleya Mandir is also very famous in India and many countries for its naturopathy. City is unable to cope with the traffic so becomes chaotic during day time.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are some good restaurants in the City. Bobbies and Queens Resturants in the Golghar, Ganesh Misthan, Oasis of Park Regency ,7 Days in City mall ,all on Park road. Khatir and Chaudhary near Bank road and Tandoor(Only Non-veg )on cinema road.

Main attraction of this city is Gorakhnath Temple, Geeta-Press, RadhaKrishna Mandir at Geeta Vatika. Ramgarh tal complex with Buddhist Museum , Vinod van at Kusmhi forest. You can purchase Handicraft bed sheets and world famous Terracotta potteries of elephant and horses as souvenir. There is a shop of Geeta-Press which sells good clothes and saris at very genuine (Cheaper) rates. You’ll always find heavy selling on this shop.

Activities & things to do: You may go to Gorakhnath temple and see beautiful temple complex of many God and Godeses and a pond with fishes. See movie in SRS complex of city mall and have Lunch or dinner in 7Days restaurant. Walking round Ram garh tal complex or waterpark is a pleasing experience.One may go to Kusmhi forest in Vinod van and feel the wilderness and watch monkeys.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Try to come between 14th January to 15th February , then you will have opportunity to watch a big Fair with all festivity ,pomp and show in the premises of Gorakhnath Temple. It’s realy a treat to watch.
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Subir dutta Srdutta2008@gmail.com
  • Subir dutta Srdutta2008@gmail.com
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"Good City"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
Transports are plenty. Hotels are more than anticipated. People I met on the road were fine. No apathy to non-UP persons. Its more of a cosmopolitan nature like we find in metros as I come from Kolkata. it is filthy but once you enter the main....... More
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Satish Tripathi
  • Satish Tripathi
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  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • Posted 11 months ago
Gorakhpur is a fast growing and highly populous city, situated at the juncture of a country Nepal ( ninety Kms. from here) and a state Bihar, adjoining to it. So it has big catchment area. Peoples from the neighboring districts (more than ten)....... More
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Sunil Kumar
  • Sunil Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"place to stay in gkp"

  • Posted 12 months ago
gorakhpur is a crowded city. and not a so advanced city you have to take care some things if you are going first time in gorakhpur. book your hotel well before your journey thruough internet and if you will do booking at the same day there....... More
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Ankit Khare
  • Ankit Khare
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 7 Reviews


  • Posted 2 years ago
Gorakhpur is a destination from where you can visit Siddharthnagar, Shrawasti, Kushinagar. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good here and for the shopping of Spiritual Books Geeta Press is very famous. Activities & things to do:....... More
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Raghuavendra Nayak
  • Raghuavendra Nayak
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Gorakhpur travel"

  • Posted 2 years ago
Gorakhpur is very nice city. here we saw world high book publisher Geeta press and nice temple of Guru Gorakshnath Temple, felt very peaceful. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is nice, many sight-seeing location like Nouka Vihar,....... More
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Gorakhpur Info

  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 69 m
  • Pincode: 273001
  • District: Gorakhpur
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0551
  • Weather: Summer 21 to 40°C, Winter 10 to 26°C
The city of Gorakhpur is located in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh at a distance of 90 km from the Nepal border. Gorakhpur, famous for its blend of cultural past and modern present, is a popular religious destination for Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism and Jainism.

Geologically, the bowl shaped Gorakhpur city is situated along the river basins of River Rapti and River Rohini. Gorakhpur is bordered by River Rapti on its west, by dense sal forests in its east and by Ramgarh Tal in the south. The north border of the Gorakhpur is constituted by the booming industrial area of the city.
Gorakhpur and surrounding areas are rich in cultural heritage as they were important centres of the Aryan civilisation. The ancient city of Gorakhpur was an integral territory of the Kosala kingdom of Lord Rama during the Vedic period.

As per Vedic scriptures, Gorakhpur was initially ruled by the Iksvaku dynasty. Later, it became a part of Sishunaga, Nanda, Maurya, Shunga, Kushana and Gupta dynasties. Gorakhpur was a part of the 16 Mahajanapadas before the time of Buddha.

Gorakhpur was also the abode of Lord Buddha, who renounced worldly pleasures at the confluence of rivers Rapti and Rohini in 400 BC. The region is also associated with Lord Mahavir, the 24th tirthankar and the founder of Jainism.

Gorakhpur came under the rule of Mohammad Ghori in the 12th century. It shot to fame in the 12th century when the Hindu ascetic and the disciple of Yogi Matsyendranath, Saint Gorakhnath, started advocating Nath Sampradaya. The city derived its name from the Gorakhnath Temple, constructed at the location where the saint used to preach Hath Yoga. Later, the place was conquered by Turkish rulers, Qutub ud din Aibek and Bahadur Shah.

Gorakhpur is also associated with the famous poet and philosopher Kabir, who composed and propagated most of his couplets at this place. Gorakhpur again rose to prominence in the early 20th century, when Gandhiji withdrew the Non-Cooperation Movement due to the act of violence at Chauri Chaura of Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur is the place where Gita Press is located, which compiles and publishes ancient Hindu scriptures and other religious books.

Gorakhpur is famous for being the converging point of different religions. The city is also famous for its art, music and dance shows and festivals. Chauri Chaura, Kushinagar, Kapilavastu, Lumbini, etc. are some popular excursion destinations around Gorakhpur.

The headquarters of North East Railways, the city can be easily accessed by road and rail. The vicinity of Lucknow, Kushinagar and Kapilavastu makes it a popular tourist destination.

Another popular tourist attraction of Gorakhpur is the month-long Tarkulha Mela organised at the Tarkulha Devi Temple. Beginning on April 1, 2012, the festival is organised to celebrate Chaitra Ram Navami. The temple where the event is held is associated with Bandhu Singh, a freedom fighter. To celebrate the occasion, special prayers and pujas are held at the temple.

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