Gorakhpur, a popular religious centre, is situated in the basin of rivers Rapti and Rohini. The city was once home to Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Sikh saints. It is named after the medieval saint Gorakshanath. At present, the city is a business centre that hosts the headquarters of the North Eastern Railways. The air base and army cantonment give a cosmopolitan touch to the city to contrast the religious and intellectual essence.
Flights to Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur has an airport that serves for operational flights to connect to every major city of the country.
There are numerous hotels in Gorakhpur. These range from expensive and luxury hotels to medium and budget hotels. Besides, you can also book a stay in guest house or lodges around the city.
Activities and Sightseeing
This beautiful city offers an amazing sightseeing tour. Key attractions include:
- Gorakhnath Temple
- Gita Vatika (also known as Radha Krishna mandir, this is a beautiful temple of Lord Krishna and Radha)
- Vishnu Mandir
- Chauri Chaura Shaheed Smarak
- Ambedkar Park
- Arogya Mandir
- Kushmi Jangal
- Tarkulahi Devi Mandir near Chauri Chaura
- Ram Garh Tal (lake)
- Budiya Mai Temple
After all the sigh seeing and worshipping, when you feel hungry, go for relaxation at newly built shopping malls to shop for exquisite gifts and jewelry. The main attraction for shopping in Gorakhpur is terracotta material. Get the decorative things made from muddy soil.
To eat out in Gorakhpur, one can find fairly good restaurants and eating joints. There are many good restaurants in Gorakhpur besides the star category hotels.
For winters, pack thick woolens to combat the extreme cold weather. However, light cottons are best for summer season as the temperature hikes up to 40°C.