Gorakhpur is a major city located in Uttar Pradesh. It is considered to be a gateway to Buddhism and Hinduism. Bordered with Nepal, the city stands as a solid reminder of religions and cultures which have co-existed.
Gorakhpur has a rich historical importance and culture. In ancient times, the areas include Azamgarh, Basti, Deoria and parts of Nepal as well. The city dates back to 6th century in India. It was named after famous guru Goraksh Nath. Temple of Gorakhnath exists in the same place where he performed ‘Hath Yoga’.
Gorakhpur is located to the north of Rapti River. The geographic coordinates are 26.7347° north latitude and 83.3362° east longitude. The average altitude is 84 meters. It is bordered by Sal forest and Rapti River.
Gorakhpur’s climate is warm and temperate. The average annual temperature is 25.5o C. precipitation here averages 1227 mm. November is driest whereas July is the wettest month with 344mm of rainfall. May is the warmest month.
The economy of Gorakhpur is agriculture and industry based. Major industries in the city are cotton textiles, food products, terracotta product, tobacco product, leather products, woods products, and basic metal industries. Gorakhpur is one of the most prosperous cities of Uttar Pradesh.
The city is adorned with many tourist attractions such as Gorakhnath Temple, Railway Museum, Kushmi Forest, Geeta Vatika, Nir Nikunj, Baba Mahendra Nath, Ambedkar Park, Buddha Museum, and Nir Nikunj Water Park.
Some local areas of the city are Peppe Ganj, Miyan Bazaar, Ramjanki Nagar, Uruwa Bazaar, Ranideeh, Shahpur, Bichhia, Ashok Nagar, Basantpur, Dayanand Nagar, Kalepur, Ilahi Bagh, Hazipur and Amroha.
Gorakhpur is well-connected to other major cities in India via regular flights from Gorakhpur airport. You can easily get regular trains from Gorakhpur railway station to other major destinations. Regular buses are available to neighboring cities from Gorakhpur bus terminus.
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