Gorakhpur is an important city in Uttar Pradesh, named after Gorakhnath, who was renowned for popularizing "Hath Yoga". This place is also famous for wood carving and terracotta art. Other places of attraction include beautiful landscapes, temples, heritage sites, planetariums, forests, zoos, parks, etc.
The economy of the city is based on service industry, including medical, education, and others. the State Bank of India's main branch exists here. There are around 2,650 registered industrial units, among which ten are large and medium ones. On average, more than 11,000 daily workers work in the small-scale industries here.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
Gorakhpur Airport is an important domestic airport of Uttar Pradesh, located only a few kilometres away from heart of the city. The most popular destination from here is New Delhi. Several leading airlines operate here, including Air India, Jet Airways, and others.
This airport has great infrastructure and service for the passengers. The Gorakhpur Airport has a single terminal, and has the capacity to handle eighteen arrivals and eighteen departures. Every passenger gets complementary baggage service. Lots of food shops, etc., can be found in the airport. You can buy apparels, magazines, stationery; and relax in the eateries, restaurants, and cafes.
There is enough transport available from the airport, including rental cars, taxis, auto rickshaws, etc. The bus stand and railway station are only 7.5 km and 8 km from the airport, respectively?.
More Information on Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur is located at 26.7588°N 83.3697°E. The area of this district is 3,483.8 sq km, with a population of 4,436,275. The population of the city is 636,275. Must-visit places here are:
- Kushmi Forest
- Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium
- Arogya Mandir
- Ramgarh Tal
- Geeta Vatika
- Gorakhnath Temple
Best time to visit Gorakhpur is between October and May.