Gorakhpur is an important centre of Eastern U.P. It has been an integral part of the erstwhile Empires of Mauryan, Shunga, Kushana and Gupta dynasties. Gorakhpur is named after saint "Gorakshnath", who is said to be an eminent propounder saint of "Nath Sampradaya". Gorakhpur is the H.Q. of N.E. Railway and the main terminus for Kushinagar, Kapilavastu and Nepal.
On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a five-days Festival of communal harmoney is organised here every year.
Air Force Station is 8 km. Landing and take off facilities are allowed with due permission of the Air ForceRAIL
Gorakhpur is well connected with all major tourist-centres of India. Computer reservation facility in available. Tel. : Rly. Enquiry: 139.ROAD
Frequent road transport is available for all major cities of India of U.P. Govt. Bus Stand (Near Rly. Station) Tel.: 200093. Rapti Nagar Bus Stand (Near Kutchery) Tel.: 2333685.