Top tourist places to visit Gorakhpur-Main attraction is Gorakhnath Mandir which is about 4km distance from railway station.Other attractions are Arogya Mandir, Gita Press and Vinod Van.
GIDA (Gorakhpur industrial development authority) is the big industrial area for Purvanchal which is situated on Gorakhpur to Lucknow East-West corridor. More than 200 manufacturing units are working and playing tremendous rote to develop this region and country.
Best benefits of Gida are location which is situated on east west corridor and directly connected to Bihar and Nepal. Some private institutions providing skilled manpower for growing enterprises and this is no power cut zone.
Gida is proposed to develop with the state of the art technology and engineering, the most modern architecture emphasis is being laid on developing it as a green city to ensure a pollution free environment.
Gorakh Nath Mandir
Gorakhnath Mandir is the famous place to visit in Gorakhpur. Mandir name derives from the medieval saint, Gorakhnath, a Yogi who travelled whole India and make Nath Sampradaya. Khichdi Mela (Makar Sankranti) is the festival when thousands of devotees come to this temple to offer khichdi to Gorakhnath Baba.
Gorakhnath Temple is the important tourist place and important crenter for Nath Yogis. This is also known as yoga sadhna, austerities and enlightenment of Guru Gorakhnath and has significant following in eastern uttar Pradesh.
This is standing on the 52 acres of the land and is located on Gorakhpur-Socauli state highway.
The Taramandal is a state-of-the-art planetarium situated in Gorakhpur. It is a new source of amusement and knowledge to the locals and makes for an unique experience. The planetarium conducts 4 shows of 45 minutes each every day except on Mondays. These shows are an education delight for children and a must see.
1:00 pm,3:00 PM and 5:00 PM (Extra Shows at 6:00 in Summer Vacations)
Shows at 11 & 12 Noon can be organized for a group of 100 or more persons.
Booking : 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Vinod Van is the famous tourist place to visit which is located in Kushmhi forest. It is famous for a zoo where some animals are present like antelopes, rabbits, deer and snakes so it is picnic place also for families and school trips. There are playground and swings also where children can spend good time to enjoy.
It takes 13 minutes to travel from Gorakhpur to Kusumi Vinod Van. Approximate driving distance between Gorakhpur and Kusumi Vinod Van is 11 kms or 6.8 miles or 5.9 nautical miles. Travel time refers to the time taken if the distance is covered by a car.
Main objective of Gita press is to promote the principles of Hindu dharma with medium of books, for this reason this institution is famous in whole world. Rare books like Gita, Ramanyana, Upanishads, Puranas can be purchased from here in very discounted price.
The "Kalyan" in Hindi and the "Kalyana-Kalpataru" in English are monthly magazines Gita press is publishing from many years monthly magazines Kalyan in hindi and English version.
Gita press has been sold around 58 Crores 25 Lakhs devotional books including Shrimad Bhagvad Gita in different editions, Shri Ramcharitamanas & other works by Goswami Tulsidas, Puranas, Upanishads, Ancient Scriptures, Small books, especially for Women and Children, Bhakta-Gathas.
For more information, visit on official website Website
Tarkulha Devi Mandir is situated on 30KM distance from Gorakhpur on Deoria road, it is now going to famous for devotional and picnic spots where big number of families go to spent some time with taking dinner.
There are some stories also for rare type of worship by local ladies for her husband.
Lumbini is situated in Nepal about 22 kms from Bhairahawa of Nepal in the foot hills of Himalayas. 122 kms from Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh . 181 Kms from Kushinagar of Uttar Pradesh and 240 kms from Sravasti of Uttar Pradesh of North India.
Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini in the month of Baisakh in 623 BC under a sal tree when his mother was going to her maternal town.
The place itself is interesting as a whole, the landscapes and the green forestry. However Maya Devi temple and the Stupas and the Pillar built by Ashoka are really worth a visit. Recently, several beautiful shrines have been constructed by devotees from all over the world. A visit to Lumbini is not only for spiritual enlightenment but also for solace and satisfaction that one gets in such a calm and peaceful place.