Why You Should Visit Gorakhpur
The city of Gorakhpur is located close to the border of Nepal in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is known for its wide range of ancient temples, stunning natural landscape and plenty of interesting museums. Be sure to set aside at least a day or two to see some of the beautiful temples in the region like the Gorakhnath Temple and the Gita Vatika, or discover more about the city’s interesting heritage at the Lord Buddha Museum or the Railway Museum. When visiting Gorakhpur you are also very close to the country of Nepal including the town of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Arriving in Gorakhpur
Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport is located less than 10 km from the center of Gorakhpur and handles only a small range of domestic flights around India. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Gorakhpur, you will need to make a stopover somewhere as the airport does not handle any direct flights from the UAE. However, the airport handles regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow which makes it easy for UAE-based travelers to fly to Gorakhpur with just a single transfer.
Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport is a small domestic airport offering very little in terms of facilities and services, so bring any must-have items you need with you in order to avoid disappointment. When your flight has arrived at the airport you can find taxis available, although you may want to prearrange a private transfer in advance just to stay on the safe side.
Where to Stay
Gorakhpur Travel Information
UAE nationals flying to India can apply online for an e-visa before traveling which allows you to stay in the country for up to 60 days. In Gorakhpur the weather gets very hot between April and June to a similar level in the UAE with average highs of close to 40 degrees, while there is a rainy season which begins in June and continues until the end of September. Don’t forget to put your clocks forward by one hour and 30 minutes to get on local time in Gorakhpur, while prices in the city for basics like accommodation and travel will tend to be far cheaper compared to the UAE.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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