What to do and see in Gorakhpur, India: The Best Places and Tips

March 19, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Gorakhpur is a city located along the banks of Rapti river in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 673,446. It is located near the Nepal border, 273 kilometres east of the state capital Lucknow. It is the administrative headquarters of Gorakhpur district and Gorakhpur division. The city is home to the Gorakhnath Math, a Gorakshanath temple.
Restaurants in Gorakhpur

1. Gorakhnath Temple

NH-29A, Gorakhnath | 4 Km From Railway Station, Gorakhpur, India
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Gorakhnath Temple

Reviewed By Navin S - Ghaziabad, India

I visited here multiple time due to I am from Gorakhpur. The temple is dedicated to gorakhnath baba. On the occasion of makar sankranti more than thousands peaple visited here. The main attraction of the temple is pond and it,s mysterious depth. Temple always choose non-Brahmin priest and currently yogi adityanath is chief manister of Gorakhpur.

2. City Mall

Park Road city mall, Gorakhpur, India +91 551 391 9747
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4 based on 40 reviews

City Mall

Reviewed By Sourabhgogna - New Delhi, India

It is still very popular among the locals. It houses almost all the brands of all range. Located in the heart of the city, the mall is accessible from all the points of the city. It has three floors. It has eating joints, food courts, apparel stores, Spencer's and multiplex.

3. Railway Museum

1 km from Gorakhpur railway station | Near railway golf course, House No. 5, Gorakhpur 273012, India +91 97945 74222
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4 based on 32 reviews

Railway Museum

Reviewed By martinrDevon - Devon

My father worked on the Railways here in 1937 so I had hoped for a history of the railway or even archive of Bengal and NW railway. I was disappointed. Entrance fee only 10 rupees. A pleasant park with toy train, a few relics of railway and a few old photos inside but not a museum. I was amazed that Tuk-tuks did not know where it was even though this is about the only tourist attraction in Gorakhpur. Not openly day Sunday either despite what it says online.

4. Gita Vatika

Hanuman Prasad Poddar Marg, P.O. Gita Vatika, Gorakhpur 273006, India +91 94153 31192
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Gita Vatika

Reviewed By Kumar M - Bokaro Steel City, India

Geeta Vatika is temple complex located on Gorakhpur-Pipraich Road near Asuran Chowk Gorakhpur. The complex was built by Hanuman Prasad Poddar.The temple spans over an area of approximately 5.2 acres, it houses attractive idols of Radha-Krishna and ensures that lores of Radha Krishna.There is dedicated mandap that is used for the chanting purposes only. It is a very peaceful place.

5. Kushmi Forest

9 Km From Railway Station, Gorakhpur, India
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3.5 based on 26 reviews

Kushmi Forest

Reviewed By Kumar M - Bokaro Steel City, India

Kushmi forest is a dense forest of Sal trees. This is situated at a distance of nine Kms from Gorakhpur Railway station. There is a religious-picnic spot named Budhia Mai in the thick green forest. The other attractions within the forest are The Vinod Van Park and a zoo. The Kushmi Forests are under the care of the forest department and for the convenience of the tourist. Kusumhi Forest is a place for outing and recreation for local people. Spending time in the environments of nature is soothing to the mind and body .

6. Vidyavasini Park

Kawwa Bagh Colony, Gorakhpur 273009, India
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4 based on 8 reviews

Vidyavasini Park

Reviewed By Satish T - Gorakhpur, India

I had been to this park many times. It is located in the Mohaddipur region of the city, on the side of wide Kushinagar road. Besides being beautiful park it has walking lanes. children park ,yoga centre and big nursery run by the horticulture depatt. of UP Governement..In the centre of the park there is big colourful Fountain with four small walking lanes dotted by very attractive bottle palm trees.While walking you may watch mangrove,litchi trees, plant nursery ,yoga centre children playing around.and two very ancient old statues of archaeological importance. In the morning and evening time it is full of walkers ,joggers, and people doing yoga and exercises..Thers are big lawns and many sitting benches inside. Stroll in the park is very pleasing and invigorating.
Satish Tripathi, Gorakhpur [email protected]

7. Indra Bal Vihar Park

Paidleganj, Near Gorakhpur Railway Station, Gorakhpur 273009, India
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4 based on 13 reviews

Indra Bal Vihar Park

Reviewed By ShishirGujrati - Varanasi, India

Very good park located about 1.5 kms from railway station. Many attactions like see-saw, jhula etc available for children. Parents can also enjoy their time by gossiping. Closed by 9 pm. Very refreshing and easy to access for parents and children

8. Vishnu Mandir

Medical College Road, Gorakhpur 273001, India
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4 based on 7 reviews

Vishnu Mandir

Reviewed By Satish T - Gorakhpur, India

A White color magnificent building ,perched at a height of about 20 feet ,is known as Vishnu Temple of Gorakhpur, which is about 800 yr old temple and heritage monument of India. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu ,who , according to Hindu mythology is The protector God of the world.
It is located just near the Asuran Chauk , at the Medical College road ,about 3 Kms from Railway station. Many Auto rikshaws, Rikshaw and buses ply on this route. To reach the temple you have to ascend up through steps to reach the temple. Just in front of the main temple, I saw a banana tree where devotees were offering prayer ,since this plant is symbolic of Lord Vishnu.. After entering inside temple you’ll see a beautiful black color idol of Lord Vishnu in the main sanctum .There are two other small sanctums, one on Left side devoted to Badrinath shrine.Another on Right side devoted to Jagannathpuri . Sanctum of deities of Ramehswaram and Dwarika are just after the entrance on either corners. Thus You can get Darshan of all the Dham of Hindu tirthas at one place , besides the Darshan of Lord Vishnu. It is supposed to be the most pious temple of the Gorakhpur city. There is rectangular Parikrama-path around this temple. Look on the left side and there is open discourse theatre. On right hand side is many Vedis where Yagna are performed. Temple is decorated mainly at Dussehara time.
Satish Tripathi Gorakhpur. [email protected]

9. Neernikunj Water Park

Champa Devi Udhyan | Near Circuit House, Gorakhpur, India +91 92353 09805
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3.5 based on 16 reviews

Neernikunj Water Park

Reviewed By Kumar M - Bokaro Steel City, India

In Gorakhpur a water park is available for all thrill and 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. Neer Nikunj provides a best service to their visitors with a wide range of Swimming pool slides,Fish Slide Park,Multi play equipment,Anaconda Fun ,crowd puller,and many more. Here you can enjoy the moments and precious time with your family,friends and lover also. There are different types of ride here which you will enjoy too much.It remains open all the days in the week from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm .Its entry ticket rate is Rs 600 for all the days except Sunday and holidays.

10. Baba Mahendra Nath

Gorakhpur, India
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4 based on 5 reviews

Baba Mahendra Nath

Reviewed By Sajeed K - Trivandrum

Baba Mahendra Nath is very beautiful place to visit. It's major attraction is Mahendra Nath Temple. (Temple of Lord Shiva of Hindu devotees) Nice piece of Architecture. Village is also nice. Travelling diatance from Gorakhpur Railway station is about 160 KM.

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