- Place or Religious Monument
- Off the beaten track
When you exit the railway station you may think that Gorakhpur isn't a town worth hanging around in. Most of the time visitors just pass through on their way to Nepal, whose border is a bit further north.
Even so, this town has a number of interesting things to do that will make you want to stay for a few days during your travels in India. Gorakhpur is an influential religious center for Buddhists and Hindhus. You'll find a wide range of temples dedicated to both religions, the most famous of which is the Gorakshnath Temple, from which the town gets its name. The complex covers more than 5 hectares, in the center of which sits a beautiful white monument. Take the time to visit this temple, it's worth a detour.