Places to Visit in Gorakhpur


The tourist attractions in Gorakhpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh have a medieval splendour. Gorakhpur is also popular as a stopover for Indian tourists going to Nepal because it shares a border with Nepal.

Places to See in Gorakhpur



Gorakhnath Temple

One of the most prominent tourist attractions in Gorakhpur is the Gorakhnath Temple dedicated to saint Gorakhnath whose name the city takes after. This temple, which dates back to the 12th century, is an architectural marvel.

Gita Press

The Gita Press of Gorakhpur is world famous for its publications, which include religious books of Hindu religion. It is more than just a press. Beautifully designed like a temple, the marble walls are adorned with inscriptions and pictures from the Mahabharata. Wall hangings and paintings which reveal the life of lord Rama and Lord Krishna are sole her, apart from a vast collection of hindu religious books.

Arogya Mandir

For those who wish to try out alternative medicine, Arogya Mandir is the place for you. Established in 1940 and set in a green and serene locale it is one of the largest naturopathy centers in India.

Tourist Destinations Near Gorakhpur



Excursions from Gorakhpur can be made to Kushinagar, about 51 km from Gorakhpur, famous as the place where Buddha. attained salvation. The place is also privileged to have hosted the last sermons of Buddha. In Kushinagar you will find monuments, temples and buildings built by the governments of China, Japan, Thailand and Srilanka to commemorate the Buddha. If you want to trace the roots of Buddhism a trip to Kapilavastu, which is 97 km north of Gorakhpur, would be ideal. Famous as Buddha's birthplace and where he spent 29 years of his life, it has now evolved into an international Buddhist pilgrimage center.



Last Updated on : 6/09/2013






     


     

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