Gorakhpur District of Uttar Pradesh at a Glance

About Gorakhpur District :

The present  district of   Gorakhpur,  265 Kms  east  of capital  Lucknow, on National  Highway -28 lies between Latitude   26° 46´ N and Longitude 83° 22´ E, covers  the  geographical  area of  3483.8  Sq. km.  It is bounded by  districts Mahrajganj  in the north, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh and Mau in the south,  Kushinagar and Deoria in the east and Sant Kabirnagar in the west

Gorakhpur is the headquarters of Gorakhpur Division and  District. Gorakhpur division comprises of four districts, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Mahrajganj and Kushinagar.

As a  basic  administration  unit   the  district,  has  assumed  a greater  development and regulatory role consequent  to  emphasis  on decentralised  planning.   It  is  divided  into  seven Tehsils ( Revenue Sub- Divisions)   presided  over by a Sub  Divisional  Magistrate. Tehsils  are further subdivided into nineteen Development Blocks, Blocks into 191 Nyay Panchayat and these Nyay Panchayats into 1233 Gram Sabhas which consists of 3319 Revenue villages

At a Glance :

Total  Area3483.8 Sq. Km.
Total Population37,69,456
Urban Population19.60%
Rural Population80.40%
Sex Ratio959
Male Literacy60.6%
Female Literacy24.4%
Main RiversRapti(134 Km.)  and   Ghaghra(77 Km.)
Main LakeRamgarh Tal
Main RoadNational Highway- 28
Main CropsPaddy,  wheat, Pulses  and   Sugarcane
Main IndustriesSugar Mills,  Handloom   &  Textiles
Main LanguageHindi  and  Bhojpuri
Main FairKhicheri Mela(14th Jan.),  Syed Salaar Mela, Tarkulha Mela(Chaitra Ram Navami)
HandicraftsTerracota  ( Of National & International fame)
News Paper PublicationsDainik Jagran,  Aaj,   Rashtriya Sahara, Amar Ujala, Hindustan Times  and Swatantra Chetna
Tourist PlacesChauri Chaura,  Kushinagar,   Kapilvastu,  Lumbini
Tourist InformationU.P. Tourism Information Counter, Railway Station
Regional Tourism Office, Gorakhpur
TemplesGorakhnath Temple,  Geeta Vatika,  Vishnu Mandir
Government HospitalsTelephone Nos.
Medical College, Gorakhpur2311434,2310817
Civil Hospital, Gorakhpur2336622,2332203
Railway Hospital, Gorakhpur


Private   HospitalsTelephone Nos.
Hanuman Prasad Poddar Cancer Hospital
Kushth Sewa Ashram
Star Hospital2338808
Garg Hospital2339696
Fatima Hospital
Nangalia Hospital2332095
M.M. Nursing Home2203215
Saraf Nursing Home2339498
Sitapur Eye Hospital
NavJyoti Eye Hospital2336110
Anandlok Hospital2256802
Gulati Nursing Home2333150
Agrawal Orthopaedic Hospital2333102
Life Line Nursing Home2310852
Apollo Clinic
Guru Gorakshnath Hospital
Raj Eye Hospital2292340

Tourist Places :

Gorakhnath Temple
Gorakhnath temple is 4 Kms. from Gorakhpur  Railway Station on Nepal Road  dedicated to great yogi Gorakhnath. It is one of the most prominent  and magnificent temples of this area. A month-long ‘Makar  Sankranti Mela’ is held every year commencing on 14th of january. Several Lakhsof pilgrims and tourists visit the temple especially during the Mela.gorakhnath2.JPG (50778 bytes)
Vishnu Temple
The famous temple associated  with a large statue  of  Lord Vishnu,   made of Kasauti  (Black)  stone,    belongs to the Pal dynasty of  12th  Century A.D.    Ram  lila   is  organised   here  on  the  Dusshera   festival.  The    procession  is  so  grand  that   it   fetches  the tourist  to visit in the season.vishnu.JPG (58102 bytes)
Geeta Vatika
Geeta Vatika is situated on Pipraich road, 3 km. from  Railway station.,  is probably   the only place   where non-stop  24 hours   prayers are   offered for goddess   ‘RADHA’  the divine   love  of Lord  Krishna.  Grand  temple  of  lord   Radha – Krishna  is  the  centre  of  attraction.


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Arogya Mandir
Established by Late Bitthal Das Modi in 1940, it is being visited for Naturopathy. The patients  are given natural treatment.

Beautiful building and its green lustre premises are also worth seeing.


Gita Press
Gita Press is 4 km. from Railway Station on Reti Chowk.   All   18  parts  of  “SHREE MAHABHAGWAT GITA” is    written   on  marble – walls.   Other wall   hangings  and paintings reveal the   events of life of Lord Rama & Krishna. All sorts of Hindu  religious books and handloom-textiles are sold here on  subsidised rates. gitapress.JPG (63145 bytes)
 Built by Hajrat saint Roshan Ali Shah     in  1717 AD.  It is famous for gold and  silver Tajia. A DHUNI  (smoke fire) is  maintained   continuously  after   sufi Saint   death.imam.JPG (46544 bytes)
Ramgarh Taal
Ramgarh Tal is a huge and natural lake spread in   1700 acres. Its beauty is attributed with Tara Mandal at its southern bank. Other attractions of this place are  Water Sports Complex, Buddha Museum, Planetarium,   Tourist Bunglow, Champa Vihar Park and Circuit House.planet.JPG (44258 bytes)

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