Places to visit in Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur has been the land of ancient glory and medieval mysticism. It is endowed with magnificent monuments / temples of attraction. It is one of the most visited tourist places in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Gorakhpur city is the administrative headquarters of both Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division. It is named after the medieval saint Guru Gorakhnath. The city attracts a number of visitors every year and is popular throughout the country for its rich culture and traditions.
This city is also home to many historic Buddhist sites and places like Kushinagar, Lumbini and Kapilvastu are not much far from this place. You can get other important information about the city by going through Gorakhpur Travel Guide.

SACRED PLACES

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Gorakhnath Temple

Gorakhnath temple is a famous and huge temple dedicated to great yogi Gorakhnath. It is one of the most prominent and magnificent temples of this area. A month-long 'Makar Sankranti Mela' is held every year commencing on 14th of january.


Distance from Railway Station:5km
Distance from Airport:10km

Geeta Vatika Temple

Geeta Vatika is situated on Pipraich road, 3 km. from Railway station., is probably the only place where non-stop 24 hours prayers are offered for goddess 'RADHA' the divine love of Lord Krishna. Grand temple of lord Radha - Krishna is the centre of attraction.


Distance from Railway Station:6.9km
Distance from Airport:12km

Maha Kali Temple

One of the oldest Kali Maa temples of Gorakhpur.kali mandir, Enjoy the attractions of this popular tourist spot. With so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at kali mandir, Gorakhpur.


XDistance from Railway Station:1km
Distance from Airport:7.9km

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Vishnu Temple

The famous temple associated with a large statue of Lord Vishnu, made of Kasauti (Black) stone, belongs to the Pal dynasty of 12th Century A.D. Ram lila is organised here on the Dusshera festival. The procession is so grand that it fetches the tourist to visit in the season.


Distance from Railway Station:1.2km
Distance from Airport:7.6km

Geeta Press

Gita Press is 4 km. from Railway Station on Reti Chowk. All 18 parts of "SHREE MAHABHAGWAT GITA" is written on marble - walls. Other wall hangings and paintings reveal the events of life of Lord Rama & Krishna. All sorts of Hindu religious books and handloom-textiles are sold here on subsidised rates.


Distance from Railway Station:3km
Distance from Airport:9.5km

Imambara

Built by Hajrat saint Roshan Ali Shah in 1717 AD. It is famous for gold and silver Tajia. A DHUNI (smoke fire) is maintained continuously after sufi Saint death.


Distance from Railway Station:2.73km
Distance from Airport:8.3km

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Chitragupt Temple

Chitragupta 'rich in secrets' or 'hidden picture' is a Hindu god assigned with the task of keeping complete records of actions of human beings on the earth.Chitragupta Maharaj is the patron deity of Kayasthas. He is the son of Lord Brahma and holds a special place in the Hindu pantheon because of the order of his birth.


Distance from Railway Station:1.4km
Distance from Airport:6.8km

Lehra Temple

It is believed that the temple existed from Dvapara Yuga (before the Mahabharat war) and was founded by Lord Krishna in the presence of Pandavas during the Agyatvaas time of the Pandavas. It is 40km from Maharajganj, the district headquarters, and 10 km from Pharenda (also known as Anandnagar).


Distance from Railway Station:51.6km
Distance from Airport:60.2km

St. Anthony's Church

The St. Anthony's Church also known more formally as Church of St. Anthony and St.Victor,is the name given to a religious building that is affiliated with the Catholic Church and is located in the town of Tamuning, that is considered the economic center of unincorporated Territory of Guam.


Distance from Railway Station:3.6km
Distance from Airport:7.7km

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St. John Church

This stone-spired 1787 church is ringed by columns and contains a small, portrait-draped room once used as an office by Warren Hastings, India’s first British governor-general. It's on the right as you enter (entry to the main church is via the rear portico).


Distance from Railway Station:4.9km
Distance from Airport:10.1km

Baba Mahendra Nath Temple

This Place is located on Gorakhpur-Rudrapur-Barhaj road in Deoria district of U.P., and got its name from the temple of Lord Shiva named 'Mahendranath'. This is an old shiva temple with a pond nearby. Devotees visit this temple in large number on Shivratri day & during Shravan month


Distance from Railway Station:59.9km
Distance from Airport:57.4km

Budhia Mai Temple

Budhia Mai-Sthan is a RELIGION-PICNIC place deep inside of Kushmi Forest .It is a black tiled magnificent entrance gate welcomes you towards the north side of the road . Driving through this jungle for about 2 Kms through semi-pitched road and watching monkeys romping all around gives a immense pleasure.


Distance from Railway Station:3.9km
Distance from Airport:10.6km

Tarkulha Temple

The Tarkulha Devi Temple is a famous place for devotees of Hindu religion. Tarkulaha Devi was the Ishta Devi of freedom fighter Senani Babu Bandhu Singh. On the eve of Chaitra Ramnavmi a one month large fair is organized every year. Tarkulha Devi Temple is one of the major attractions near Chauri Chaura.


Distance from Railway Station:21.6km
Distance from Airport:19km

Hanuman Temple

This is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Their are idols of other dieties like Radha-Krishna, Lakshmi, and Shiva. Flowers and sweets for worship are available from vendors at the temple gates.


Distance from Railway Station:3.3km
Distance from Airport:8.2km

Peace Tabernacle Church

You have found an exciting place to worship! Peace exists to exalt Jesus as Lord, to establish a strong connection between believers, to edify members, to demonstrate love and compassion, and to proclaim the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Distance from Railway Station:4.9km
Distance from Airport:10.2km

Suryakund Temple

Sun temples are rare in India or abroad. The people of Gorakhpur are lucky to have one sun temple, + beyond railway line. The main temple is located in the middle of the tank & is surrounded by water from all sides. It is one of the 26 Surya Kund of the Country and it is believed to be the worshipping & resting places of Lord Ram.


Distance from Railway Station:4.7km
Distance from Airport:12km

Ram Janki Temple

According to legends and epics, King Janak ruled this area (called Videha) during the Ramayana period. His daughter Janaki (Sita), during her swyambar, had chosen Lord Rama as her husband, and become queen of Ayodhya. Their marriage ceremony had occurred in the nearby temple.


Distance from Railway Station:11.3km
Distance from Airport:6km

St. Joseph Church

The Roman Catholic Church work undertaken by Fr Joseph Maria around 1740 under the guidance of the Vicar Apostolic of Patna appeared to have rendered Pastoral service in Gorakhpur. In 1860 Fr Raphael of Livorno was the first chaplain to be appointed in Gorakhpur.


Distance from Railway Station:1.7km
Distance from Airport:7.1km

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid Purana Gorakhpur and Old Qabarastan ( Old muslims grave yard ) Bigest mosque and the old grave yard 17th century.


Distance from Railway Station:3.6km
Distance from Airport:9km

Badi Masjid

This mosque is located near the clock tower,in the oldest part of Gorakhpur city in Urdu Bazaar. It is open on all days from 4.00am to 10.00pm for devotees and visitors alike. Fridays see a special Namaaz being offered here.Some of the festivals are id-Ul-Juha, Id-Ul-Fitaar, Barawafat.


Distance from Railway Station:3.6km
Distance from Airport:9km

Ek Minar Mosque

This small mosque is located at about 5 km from Gorakhpur railway station, near Jhankar talkies in Nasirabad locality of Gorakhpur, U.P. Id-ul-fitra, Id-ul-zuha are celebrated here. Friday is special day when people visit the mosque for offering Friday Namaj.


Distance from Railway Station:1.7km
Distance from Airport:7.1km

Paidleyganj Gurudwara

This Gurudwara is located in the Paidleyganj locality of Gorakhpur city, U.P. and is about 2.5 km from railway station. Prakash Parv is celebrated here when Sabad-Kirtans are also organized apart from various other activities.


Distance from Railway Station:1.5km
Distance from Airport:6.6km

Dharamshala Gurudwara

People from all faiths, and those who do not profess any faith, are welcomed in Sikh gurdwaras.Each gurdwara has a Darbar Sahib where the current and everlasting guru of the Sikhs, the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib, is placed on a takhat (an elevated throne) in a prominent central position.


Distance from Railway Station:1.5km
Distance from Airport:8km

Mohaddipur Gurudwara

Each gurdwara has a Darbar Sahib where the current and everlasting guru of the Sikhs, the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib, is placed on a takhat (an elevated throne) in a prominent central position. The Raagis (who sing Ragas) recite, sing and explain, the verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, in the presence of the holy congregation.


Distance from Railway Station:3.1km
Distance from Airport:4.5km

PARKS

Indira Bal Vihar Park

This parks is perfect ground of families with children. There are number of amusements for kids and those who are kid at heart. These includes swings, funny mirrors and playing wheels. Weekends and holidays see a large crowd here, especially due to the fact that it is in Golghar, the heart of the city and is easily accessible.


Distance from Railway Station:3.3km
Distance from Airport:10km

Vinod Van

Vinodvan In Gorakhpur ia a park or picnic spot in forest kushmi It is situated on National highway-28 , 9 km. from Railway Station. It is a picnic spot and is a place for attraction of kids, as here is a small zoo having few animals.


Distance from Railway Station:3.3km
Distance from Airport:9.9km

Bhim Rao Ambedkar Park

This park is located near Ramgarh Taal lake and most of the people found it suitable to take day off to visit the lake and spend sometime in this park. This is situated near cicuit house and is maintained by Gorakhpur authority. Spread over a large, lush area, this parks has a beautiful park at centre.


Distance from Railway Station:3.5km
Distance from Airport:9.3km

Pt. Gobind Ballabh Pant Park

Despite the fact that it is a part of Gorakhpur University campus, this park is maintained by Gorakhpur Development Authority. It remains crowded throughout the year and is a perfect place for morning or evening stroll or walk or to take kids for some fun on the swings and games setup there.


Distance from Railway Station:1.3km
Distance from Airport:6.8km

Bismil Park

This park is located near Park Residency in Gorakhpur.There are beautiful lawns and games for children, apart from picnic corners for whole family. This park is opened from 10.00am to 7.00pm and is great gateway for the entire family.


Distance from Railway Station:1.2km
Distance from Airport:6.7km

Prem Chandra Ambedkar Park

This is maintained by Gorakhpur authority. Spread over a large, lush area, this parks has a beautiful park at centre. Swings for the children dot the park and theree are number of kiosks in this well-lit park that makes it ideal even for visit it during evening.


Distance from Railway Station:3km
Distance from Airport:9.7km

Nehru Park

This park is located near Gitapress in Gorakhpur's Laldiggi localit, leading to it also referred as Laldiggi park. There are beautiful lawns and games for children, apart from picnic corners for whole family. This park is opened from 10.00am to 7.00pm and is great gateway for the entire family.


Distance from Railway Station:3.3km
Distance from Airport:9.9km

Vidhyavasini Park

Also known as V park. This park is managed by Gorakhpur Horticulture Department. It is the set on the to the camps of the University of Gorakhpur to the north east corner. this park is the best place for morning walk or for those with a green thumb who would like to be on the look out for plants for sale from park's nursery.


Distance from Railway Station:3.2km
Distance from Airport:6.7km

Neer Nikunj Water park

Gorakhpur is a good city of Uttar Pradesh. In Gorakhpur a water park is available for all thrill/fun lovers. Neer Nikunj is only one water park of Gorakhpur. There are lots of thriller rides is available in Neer Nikunj water amusement park


Distance from Railway Station:2.5km
Distance from Airport:7km

CINEPLEX

SRS Cineplex

Gorakhpur is the city of cultural and delight places while also offering different types of entertainments for visitors and residents alike. While this city attracts people for it's rich cultural beauty. It has many movie halls which featured the latest flicks and has many shows throughout the day.... Phone: +91-9235458559


Distance from Railway Station:1.4km
Distance from Airport:6.9km

Vijay Cinema Hall

There is no dearth of good cinemas in Gorakhpur. And, the theatre in Gorakhpur which has become the hub for cinemagoers is Vijay Picture Palace: Gorakhpur. It is the best place to check out all the latest movies in the city.
Phone: +91-551-3244888


Distance from Railway Station:1.8km
Distance from Airport:7.8km

Maya Cineplex

Maya Cinema hall is situated near Geeta Press Road, Gorakhpur.It is one of the best place to check out all the latest movies in the city.
Phone: +91-551-2336401


Distance from Railway Station:3.3km
Distance from Airport:9.1km

MUSEUMS

Railway Museum

This was inaugurated on 2nd July 2007 and is one of its own kinds in U.P. The museum, displays the development of NER economically, technically, as well as culturally. The major attraction of this museum is Lord Lawrence's Steam Engine, which was built in 1874, in London and brought to India by sea.


Distance from Railway Station:2.1km
Distance from Airport:5.6km

Veer Bahadur Museum

The Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium is a popular sightseeing spot in Gorakhpur. This place is based on digital technology and six equipments of CRT, Evans and Sutherland are installed here.


Distance from Railway Station:6km
Distance from Airport:9.1km

Buddha Museum

Govt. Buddha Museum Gorakhpur's main aim is the collection, preservation, documentation, exhibition of the cultural property and to make them available for educational activities. It show cases items like age old sculpture, figurines, terracotta items, beads etc. Most of the objects here are rare and priceless.


Distance from Railway Station:4.6km
Distance from Airport:7.6km

PICNIC SPOTS

View Point

Awesome place in gorakhpur it's very healthy environment and valuable place for enjoyment etc. This is one of those very exciting places which one can ever get to see in a city like gorakhpur.


Distance from Railway Station:5.5km
Distance from Airport:8.5km

Kushmi Forest

Kushmi forest is a dense forest mainly of Sal trees, situated at 9 Kms from Gorakhpur Railway station and just ahead of Air force Station. Nestled in the thick of this forest is a Religio-picnic spot-Budhia Mai Temple on the Northern side.


Distance from Railway Station:3.3km
Distance from Airport:10km

Neer Nikunj Water park

Gorakhpur is a good city of Uttar Pradesh. In Gorakhpur a water park is available for all thrill/fun lovers. Neer Nikunj is only one water park of Gorakhpur. There are lots of thriller rides is available in Neer Nikunj water amusement park


Distance from Railway Station:2.5km
Distance from Airport:7km