Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur is a city located along the banks of Rapti river in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The district Gorakhpur takes its name and fame from renowned, ascetic saint ‘Gorakshnath’, an eminent profounder of 'Nath Sampradaya'. A famous shrine 'Gorakhnath' was built where he practised austerities. Gorakhpur has its own cultural and historical importance.

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Archeological Museum, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
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Archaeological museum is an old museum which was built in the year 1957. It is also known as Purvayatana Archaeological Museum. It is located in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located inside the premise of University of Gorakhpur, which is in the heart of the city Gorakhpur.

Gorakhpur has a rich history and culture, in order to preserve its history many museums had been set up. Among many renowned musuem is the Archaeological Museum of Gorakhpur. This museum has preserved several historic artifacts like sculptures, photographs, stamps, coins and casts of coins, which had...

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Arogya Mandir, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
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Arogya Mandir is one of India's largest centres for naturopathy. Located at a distance of about 4 km from Gorakhpur Railway Station, a visit to this centre will leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated, even if you visit it just as a tourist.

Arogya Mandir Nature Cure Hospital is situated on a sprawling 4 acre land in natural surroundings, fully pollution-free environment. The patients get sun-shine oxygen and perfect peace here. It is situated in the city of the sacred temple of Yogi Baba Goraksh Nath. Samadhi of Saint Kabeer Das, in Maghar is at a short distance o f 25 Km. an...

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Buddha Museum is located around 5 km away from Gorakhpur and can be accessed easily. The place houses artefacts and relics related to Buddha's life. The present structure was built in 1997, though the museum was established in 1994.

Siddharta Gautama was the prince of Shakya clan born in Lumbini (present day Nepal). On the birth of the prince, seer Asita prophesised that he will become either a great king or great sadhu. Fearing that the prince might leave the kingdom, the King, restricted his interaction with outside world. but finally when the prince stepped outside his palace, h...

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Commerce Museum, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
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Commerce Museum established in the year 1969 was established by the University of Commerce in Gorakhpur. It is run by the Commerce University along with the University of Gorakhpur's Department of Commerce. The Museum is devoted to showcase the various aspects of education to the visitors.

The museum was built with education as its main focus and its enhancement in Gorakhpur and its surrounding areas. The Museum has a lot on display ranging from charts, graphs, photo-specimens and samples. The museum also aids students of commerce on practical aspects of subject while trying to enh...

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The Geeta Vatika is one such place that has been a proud landmark for the city's residents and tourists alike. Located at a distance of around 2 km from the main city, this religious monument is also a tribute to India's glorious past.

While the primary attraction that the Geeta Vatika has for visitors is religious in nature, it is also a delight for those who would like to dwell a bit on India's ancient history and take in some of her architectural splendour. Spread over 5. 2 acres of land, it is most renowned for the temple of Sri Radha Krishna. The Geeta Vatika was founded by...

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Gita Press, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits

Gita Press is one of the world's largest publishers, located in Gita Press Road, Bade Kajipur, Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located within the city limits of Gorakhpur.

Gita Press is known for its printing and publishing work. The Gita Press is the world's biggest writer of Hindu non secular texts. This press was founded in 1923 by means of Jaya Dayal Goyandka and Ghanshyam Das Jalan for selling and popularising the concepts of Sanatana Dharma. Hanuman Prasad Poddar who is referred to as "Bhaiji" was the founder and the lifetime editor of a magazine who additionally w...

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Gorakhnath Math
Within Gorakhpur city limits
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Gorakhnath Math is an ancient temple which is said to be built in 11th-century, it is located in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in the heart of Gorakhpur City.

Gorakhnath Math is a temple of monastic group called as Naths which belongs to the Nath Tradition. The name Gorakhnath has been derived from the medival saint who was a yogi and he used to travel a lot across India. Guru Gorakhnath who learned his lessons from Matsyendranath, the founder of Nath Sampradaya (monastic group). Together with his disciple Gorakhnath, Guru Matsyendranath founded the school of H...

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Gorakhpur Imambara
Within Gorakhpur city limits
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The Gorakhpur city is well known for its many religious monuments, and one of its famous structures is the Imambara. Also known as the Abode of Imams, this monument and religious place has international acclaim and draws many tourists to it throughout the year. Imambara is located at an approximate distance of 3 kilometers from Gorakhpur City Railway Station, on the Maya Bazaar Road.

Imambara is one of Gorakhpur city's oldest landmarks, dating to the end of the eighteenth century when the first Mian Sahib of Gorakhpur, Syed Raushan Ali built it. Known to be the abode of the Imam...

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Indra Bal Vihar Park, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits

Indira Bal Vihar is an amusement park located at Golghar, in the heart of Gorakhpur. Located at a distance of 1. 5 kilometers from Gorakhpur Railway Station, this park is a perfect ground for families with children.

On a visit to Gorakhpur, it would certainly be ideal to take a break from daily routines, and spend some time in serene surroundings. Residents, too, delight in taking some time away from normal routines and spending time with their families and friends. There are a number of amusements at the Indra Bal Vihar for kids and those who are kids at heart. These include sw...

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Kushmi Forest, Gorakhpur
10 kms from Gorakhpur city limits
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Kushmi forest is well known picnic spot which is located in Ramgarh, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is located around 10 kms away from the city centre of Gorakhpur.

Kushmi Forest is a dense forest located in the outskirts of Gorakhpur. The forest area starts with wonderful green tunnels and the main forest is laden with lots of sal and sequoia trees. A wide variety of flora and fauna is present here. There are plain green grounds with trees everywhere which makes it a scenic beauty. Sometimes, it is even possible to spot different wild animals like deers, monkeys, fox, peacock etc. Th...

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Nehru Park, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
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Nehru Park is an old park located in Laldiggi locality of Bichhia, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Being located in Laldiggi locality is it locally called as Laldiggi Perk. It is located within the city limits of Gorakhpur.

Nehru Park was constructed in the year 1988. It was considered as one of the most beautiful parks of the city. The entrance of the park has a statue of two dolphins cuddling together. There is a beautiful big pond present in the park which enhances the serenity of the park. The park also has big green lawns and ashok, eucalyptus and Gulmohar trees that adds up to the...

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Puratatva Sangrahalaya, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
History

The history of Gorakhpur can be revisited through the Puratatva Sangrahalaya. A museum which shows Gorakhpur in all its glory.

Puratatva Sanghralaya lies in the premises of Rahul Sanskritayan Sansthan. The Puratatva Sanghralaya houses an array of artefacts like figurines, sculptures, potteries, beads belonging to the various eras and empires which ruled over Gorakhpur. Documentaries and lectures on the historical aspects of the city and its archaeology are also organized to get an in-depth knowledge of the place. The museum showcases many old sculptures, terracotta figures and more...

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Railway Museum, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
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Railway Museum is a historical building located in Railway Stadium Colony, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is located within the city limits of Gorakhpur.

Railway Museum has very interesting things to see. The entrance of the has a road which is beautifully lined with Ashok trees. One of the major attraction of this museum is the Steam Engine which was brought by Lord Lawrence, which was built in London. The museum also includes a big crane, steam engine, different types of loco engines and a road roller, not the ordinary ones but the ones which were used in olden times. Many small gal...

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Ramgarh Tal, Gorakhpur
6 kms from Gorakhpur city limits
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Ramgarh Taal is located in Sylvan surroundings and provides a perfect backdrop to the natural beauty of the region. Situated at a distance of about 6 kms from Gorakhpur Railway Station, this lake has stood silent as one of Gorakhpur's biggest tourist attractions.

Ramgarh Taal lake is Gorakhpur's largest lake, with an embankment of 18 kilometers in length and an area of 723 hectares. It is said that there was initially a village named Ramgarh at this location, which had collapsed due to an untold natural disaster, resulting in a huge hole at the spot where the village stood. In t...

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Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium is a famous planetarium in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is a place that facilitates the people to observe the celestial bodies closely. It attracts the people of all age groups in the city and educates them about the solar system and the universe. Located at a distance of about 7 kms from Gorakhpur Railway Station, this place also serves as an educational center for the students that arrive here for an educational excursion.

The doors of the Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium were opened on 21 Dec 2009 for the public. The Planetarium is based upon the ...

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Vidyavasini Park, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
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There are a number of parks and gardens in Gorakhpur city, one of them being the Vidyavasini Park. Located at a distance of about 4 km from Gorakhpur Railway Station, this park definitely stands out among all others.

Also known as V Park, this park is managed by the Gorakhpur Horticulture Department. It is set on the campus of the University of Gorakhpur, to the North East corner. This park is a great place for a morning or evening walk, or for those with a green thumb who would like to be on the lookout for plants for sale from the park's nursery. Gorakhpur has many incredible ...

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The Vishnu Mandir at Gorakhpur is an 800 year old magnificent temple built during the times of Pala Dynasty. The Pala Dynasty ruled over parts of Bihar and Bengal from 8th to 12th century. The 12th century grandeur is situated around 3 km from Gorakhpur.

The presiding deity of the place is Lord Vishnu, whose idol carved from a black stone or 'Pal Kalin Kalin Kasauti'. The idol rests in the garbagriha or sanctum sanctorum of the temple. The Vishnu Mandir has four corners wach dedicated to the deities of Jagannathpuri,Badrinath, Rameshwaram and Dwaraka. As per the temple's history, t...

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