Gorakhpur in One DayGorakhpur is a place of many delights and a tourist’s dream come true. There are sights and sounds galore that will please even the most difficult person, and there is no dearth to the places one can visit on a trip to this city. If you are planning a quick visit to Gorakhpur or if you are on a day’s vacation, you will no doubt be wondering what you can do in this city in just a day. The good news is that there are a number of things you can put into your itinerary to fill in your day on a visit to Gorakhpur city.
Suggested One Day Itinerary Gorakhpur6:00 am: Wake up to the sound of nature, mingled with chants from nearby temples and shrines. Get into a perfectly blissful and spiritual frame of mind as you calm your heart and mind.
7:00 am: Step into one of the city’s hotels to enjoy a delicious meal. Irrespective of which part of the world you are from, there will always be some culinary delight that is perfect for you. Road-side eateries will not be open at this part of the day. However, breakfast at most of the restaurants in the city will be able to provide you with a delightful breakfast.
8:00 am: Set out on a tour of the city’s most historic places, all in the heart of the city – don’t forget to definitely visit the Gorakhnath Temple and Imambara, and take a while to relax at the Arogya Mandir.
11:00 am: Hire a cycle-rickshaw or an auto-rickshaw to take you to Purvayatana Archaeological Museum. Looking through the historical and cultural artefacts there will take you a good hour or two. A short distance is the Vindhyavasini Park, to which you can take a walk if you feel up to it, or hire a cycle-rickshaw for the short distance. If you are a plant lover, you will like the nursery at this park.
1:00 pm: Stop over at Hotel Bobina and check out one of their buffet lunches.
2:00 pm: Stop over at Ramgarh Taal and enjoy a lovely time boating in the lake. You might even chance to see some of the migratory birds that frequent this lake.
3:30 pm: Hire a taxi to drive you to Terracotta Town. It is located at a maximum distance of 17 kilometers from Gorakhpur city, and should take you an hour to reach, at the most. At Terracotta Town, be sure to purchase a little something that you can remember your visit by. There are lovely products at this place, all the result of skills that have been handed down through generations.
6:00 pm: Return to Gorakhpur city. Visit Golghar, the city’s busiest shopping area. You are sure to be enthralled by the fine variety of items galore that cater to every need. Always be sure to check prices at multiple shops before making a purchase in order not to be fleeced.
8:00 pm: Tandoor Food take away restaurant is located in Golghar. You can choose to pack some delicious food to carry back with you to your accommodation. If you prefer to eat in, check out Hotel Ganesh, also located in the vicinity.
9:30 pm: If you are a movie lover, you can check out the movies playing at City Mall, and stay up for a late night show. If this option does not appeal to you, you can always retire for the night, and bring an end to your day touring Gorakhpur city.