Places around Gorakhpur with history

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1/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history
Archeological Museum, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
History

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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2/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history

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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3/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history
Commerce Museum, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
History

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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4/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history

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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5/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history
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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6/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history
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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7/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history
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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8/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history
Railway Museum, Gorakhpur
Within Gorakhpur city limits
History

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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9/9 Places to Visit in Gorakhpur with history

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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