Things To Do in GorakhpurThe historical grandeur of Gorakhpur beckons people from far and wide to visit this city and explore its hidden treasures. While tourism is rampant in Gorakhpur because of city’s numerous historical and cultural relics, there are a number of things you can do on a visit to this city, as you take a tour through it. There is never a boring day in Gorakhpur and the sights and sounds that fill each day will make your tip here ever more vibrant.
Sightseeing in GorakhpurIf you wanted to keep your travel itinerary full to overflowing on your visit to Gorakhpur, there are certainly a number of things to see in the city to keep you busy. From the religious splendour of places like the Gorakhnath Temple and the Imambara, to state protected historical monuments and forts, there is no dearth to sightseeing in Gorakhpur. Right from the heart of the city – from the railway station or the city’s bus stand – you can easily hire either public transportation or a private taxi to take you right around the city.
Explore the beauty of archaeological delights such as the Gita Press and the Gorakhnath Temple, and spend time taking in the breathtaking splendour of India in all her glorious past. Take time out to visit the Railway Museum or just spend time out at Taramandal for a boat ride and watch the city go by as you laze back in your pristine canopy.
Photography in GorakhpurNestled amidst sylvan surroundings, Gorakhpur city is perfect for some splendid photographical shoots from any corner. Irrespective of whether you are a nature lover or a person who likes to capture some of the city’s glorious past, you will find food for photography here.
Shopping in GorakhpurFrom handicrafts to handlooms, Gorakhpur’s streets are filled with shops galore that cater to the needs of even the most hard-to-please shopper. Stop over at Golghar and check out the wares of local street vendors as well as exclusive boutiques. If you would like to go for bigger brands, then malls such as City Mall has a number of attractions for you. If you are visiting Gorakhpur city, then you should definitely take a drive to Terracotta Town. This exclusive artisan village is located a little away from the city, and you can get some of the world’s finest terracotta products here. While you are in Gorakhpur, stop off at the Gita Press for some religious books and traditional Indian literature.
Food in GorakhpurFood has always been a huge attraction of Gorakhpur with its subtle blend of different cuisines, located as it is on the border of India and Nepal. With the influence of different cultures and countries, the food here is certainly interesting. You can enjoy traditional thalis at places such as Mirch Masala. Stop over at Chowdhry Sweet House for some gastronomically delightful sweets as well as Indian and Chinese dishes that will leave you craving for more.
Not to be forgotten is Tandoor Food, which has take away facilities. Over here, you will get to enjoy Mughlai non-vegetarian foods such as kebabs, biryani and tandoori chicken. Bobi’s Restaurant and Hotel Ganesh are great places for a family meal or some time out with friends. Food at these places is affordable and delicious, and they cater to different varieties of cuisine. If you are more 'adventurous', you can, of course, stop off at one of the street stalls around the city’s railway station to experience some of the most traditional and interesting cuisine in Gorakhpur that you could possibly find!
Getting around GorakhpurIn order to truly enjoy the delights that Gorakhpur city has to offer, there are different modes of transportation available – both for long distances as well as short ones. The most common method of transportation within the city, especially for short distances, is the cycle rickshaw – a three-wheeled cycle that is pulled or pedalled by a person. Alternatively, there is the auto-rickshaw – an engine-powered variation of the cycle-rickshaw, that can take you anywhere within the city. You can also hire a taxi or board one of the city buses to take you to your destination.
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