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Gorakhpur - Bringing Bhagwad Geeta To The World


Situated about 250 km from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Gorakhpur was an integral part of the Mauryan, Shunga, Kushana and Gupta empires. The city takes its name from saint Gorakshnath. An important centre of Eastern UP, Gorakhpur is also the headquarters of the north east railway and the main gateway to Kushinagar, Kapilavastu and Nepal.

Tourists Places In And Around Gorakhpur

Perhaps Gorakhpur’s main claim to fame is the Gorakhpur Press that publishes the sacred Bhagvad Geeta. The city, like other cities and towns in India, has its share of temples including the Arogya Mandir, which offers a range of nature-based therapies for a healthy life.

The Gorakhpur Temple is one of the most prominent and magnificent temples of this area. In terms of natural attractions, Gorakhpur boasts of the Ramgarh Tal, or lake spread over 700 hectares, and the Kushmi Forest, primarily of sal and sequoia trees. Gorakhpur is also home to the Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium and the Imambara, a Dargah belonging to a 17th century Sufi saint.

Best Time To Visit Gorakhpur

The ideal time to visit Gorakhpur is between November and March.

How To Reach Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur can be reached by air, rail and road.

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How to Reach Gorakhpur

  • By Road
    A well-established network of road transport, both public and private, is available for all major cities of Uttar Pradesh.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station is Gorakhpur Junction. The town is the headquarters of North Eastern Railways and is linked to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow and Allahabad, Cochin, Kolkata, Lucknow, Agra and Jaipur among others.
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  • By Air
    The airport is located around 6 km from the city center. Taxi service is available from the airport to the city.
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