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Living in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Gorakhpur, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 16 people living in Gorakhpur what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Someone moving here should know it has the largest railway station in India and it also has the largest printing press known as “Gita Press”. my city has a railway museum where one can gain knowledge of the history of railways and an ancient temple known as “Gorakhnath temple”.

Gorakhpur is well connected by road, railways and flight. The people here are quite friendly and welcoming. Since it is very close to Nepal, one can easily visit awesome places like Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini. Further, Kushinagar which is nearby, is a place where the Buddha had presided and is famous for its Buddhist sites. Nowadays, with setting up of ‘Smart City’ project, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and reopening of the fertilizer factory, there are plenty of jobs and better facilities for healthcare.

Michael, says: 2020

Gorakhpur can’t be called much of a city as it can be a town. As my town is quite a crowded one and absolutely not quiet, anyone moving here should be ready for lack of space, both physical and mental. Being a cramped town in the second largest populated state in India, it has many opportunities for someone looking for a job, although maybe not so much for one looking for a career. Living in Gorakhpur has its pros and cons, and once you begin to get comfortable, which is a little difficult, especially if you come from a metropolitan city and are not used to getting unsolicited opinions, you would love the people and the culture.

Siddhanath, says: 2020

Gorakhpur is a major junction, has the headquarters of Northern Railways and has an international airport. it is well connected and plenty of jobs are available here. It has beautiful locales for nature lovers and is adjacent to Nepal, which makes travelling there by road possible too. The people here are friendly and welcoming.

Niveditha, says: 2020

The city is under development. Flats on rent are pocket friendly and environment is peaceful. Also, the city has some of the religious places. Roadside food should be ignored though. It’s a great place.

People here are really nice. Usually the mind their own business. The police in Gorakhpur is really strict. traffic rules are followed strictly. There are very nice places to visit like Gorakhnath temple, Nauka vihar, Taramandal Planetarium, etc. Restaurants like Chaudhary’s, 10 park Street, Hotel Shivoy are really famous here.

Srinivasa, says: 2020

Living in Gorakhpur, is like living in any other town in India. It is one of the best places to live in Northern India, if you are government employee. The city is developing at a good pace though some areas are underdeveloped, roads are not sufficient to facilitate traffic flow, resulting in more traffic-jam, especially near Golghar market area. There is SRS Mall for shopping and fun purposes, Gol Ghar market has been a reputed place for all materials from household to clothes and others. Special mention if you are a non-vegetarian and in dire need to eat chicken, go to Sardar’s shop in Golghar market area, you will find a delicious appetite. Do visit for once at the Gorakhnath Temple and Buddha Nagar, these are some pretty good places. If you happen to be a family person with kids, ICSE schools are more reputed here than CBSE, prefer likewise.

Saurabh, says: 2020

Gorakhpur was earlier widely known for its longest railway platform. It is also often in news for being the hometown of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. It beholds a great religious importance too. The famous Gorakhnath temple is in this city. There are various eye captivating tourist places in my city.

George, says: 2020

Gorakhpur is known for a temple known as Gorakhnath and my city has the largest railway platform in the world which is of 1.3 Km. My city is famous for the jute manufacturing. Everyone should visit my city because here you can find the best and all foods available in the country.

Pratyush, says: 2020

Visit my city because of Gorakhnath Mandir which is very much popular. Visiting my city will help you to explore more and let you know about the past. And my city contains of many religion and all live together and with happy nature. Many other monument are in my city and you must visit once.

Gorakhpur is very beautiful place. Gorakhpur know as for longest Railway platform and Gorakhnath Temple too. You should visit here. You can find here many types of culture, Dishes and clothes. Gorakhpur has two universities named Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University and Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, two medical college named Baba Raghav Das Medical College and AIIMS and a sports college named Veer Bahadur Singh Sports College.

Ranjan, says: 2020

Gorakhpur is a city well known for its religious places like Gorakhnath temple, Gita vatika etc, It is also known for its cheap markers like Shemaroo. Nowadays Gorakhpur is known as chief minister’s city as the chief minister of the state in which gorakhpur comes is from Gorakhpur only. This city is also famous for its longest Railway Platform.

Anirban, says: 2020

Gorakhpur has been a centre of spirituality in this region. The city has a huge temple complex which has severed multiple roles over the years, the most famous being a community gathering spot. The Nepalese border is close by and regular buses make the overnight trip. The city is predominantly in a Hindu majority area, so most of the architecture and buildings are influenced by it.

Piyush, says: 2020

The common languages that people use here are English, Hindi, Urdu and bhojpuri. One must know about Gorakhnath temple where he could approach at least for help.

Harshita, says: 2020

There are good facility to live so they can live good life or if they can come directly without enquire then it may create problem for them. They have to enquire first and then come to live there and if they have children then they have to live where school is not so far.

Sanjyot, says: 2020

This city is not a metro city, and not having much facilities, but it is quiet clean and beautiful city. And of course it have well transportation as Railways, Roadways and Airways. And the city is not so expensive, overall it is a nice place.

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