Things to Do in Gorakhpur
EXPLORE THE PARKS AND SHOPPING CENTERS NEAR RAMGARH LAKE
Whether you’re in the area for business or a pilgrimage, the Radisson Blu Gorakhpur offers a stellar location near local companies, attractions and sacred sites. If you’re visiting the area to attend the Buddha Purnima festival, our hotel is the ideal home base, only an hour’s drive on NH-27 to Kushinagar. Traveling with family? Take them out for a delightful day at Ramgarh Lake, a shopping extravaganza at City Mall or a stellar show at Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium.
- Ramgarh Lake – 0.5 km
Lined with parks, picnic spots and beautiful natural areas, the banks of Ramgarh Lake are alive with activity. One of the best places to enjoy the lake is Nauka Vihar Lakeside, a charming area with shopping and boat access.
- Vindhyavasini Park – 0.5 km
Popularly known as V Park, this lush area is a great place to go for a morning jog or to let the kids have fun on the playground. You’ll also find a yoga center and a plant nursery at this well-manicured park.
- Kushmi Forest – 8 km
Be sure to take your camera to capture the monkeys, deer and birds that call the Kushmi Forest home. While there, you can visit Vinod Van, a park within the forest that features a small zoo, garden and cafeteria.
SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT
- City Mall – 2.5 km
Shop all your favorite brands, such as Adidas, Mufti and Levi’s, at City Mall. When you’re ready for a break, unwind with dinner in the food court and a movie at the INOX cinema.
Tel: +91 551 220 5232
- Gol Ghar – 3 km
From local bazaars and high-end retailers to restaurants and grocery stores, the Gol Ghar area of Gorakhpur has everything you need. For the perfect souvenir, find a shop that sells handcrafted terracotta figures, which the city has become famous for.
- Railway Museum – 4 km
Explore the city’s rich rail history at the Railway Museum, where you can pass a pleasant day wandering through the museum’s exhibits, letting the kids play in the park area and enjoying dinner in the restaurant that’s made from railway cars.
- Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium – 5 km
For a trip into the cosmos, be sure to catch a show at the state-of-the-art Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium. The facility also features powerful telescopes, perfect for observing the planets and stars.
Tel: +91 522 220 2452
RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL SITES
- Buddha Museum – 5 km
With more than 3,500 items in its collection, the Buddha Museum provides an in-depth look at the Enlightened One. Explore the variety of relics, terracotta sculptures and paintings, including antique thangkas.
Tel: +91 551 223 0162
- Gorakhnath Temple – 5 km
Enter the peaceful complex and take in the grand architecture of Gorakhnath Temple. After touring the main temple and seeing the eternal flame, you can take a quiet stroll next to the pond or explore one of the smaller temples on site.
- Kushinagar – 52 km
Home to the annual Buddha Purnima festival, Kushinagar has become a popular pilgrimage city to celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Thousands of devotees flock to Kushinagar for the festival each April and May.