Location and Boundaries
The present district of Gorakhpur, 265 Kms east of capital Lucknow, on National Highway -28 lies between Latitude 26░ 46┤ N and Longitude 83░ 22┤ E, covers the geographical area of 3483.8 Sq. km. It is bounded by districts Mahrajganj in the north, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh and Mau in the south, Kushinagar and Deoria in the east and Sant Kabirnagar in the west.
Gorakhpur is an important centre of Eastern U.P. It is the headquarter of North-Eastern Railway.
Air Force Station, and the main terminus for Kushinagar, Kapilvastu and Nepal.
Distance from main Cities (In Km.)
How to Reach
Rail : Gorakhpur is well connected with all major cities of India. It has computer- reservation facility. Details of Important trains connecting Gorakhpur is given below :
|Name of Train||
|Buddha Parikrama Express||Kalka||Kolkatta|
|5087||Amarnath Express||Gorakhpur||Jammu Tawi|
|5651||Lohit Exp.||Guwahati||Jammu Tawi|
|5012||Rapti Sagar Express||Gorakhpur||Cochin|
|5092||Gkp. Bangalore Exp.||Gorakhpur||Bangalore|
Roadways : Frequent road-transport is available for all major cities of U.P. The main Bus-stand is near railway station . Buses are available since early in the morning (3.00 Am) till late night, from Gorakhpur to Sanauli. Also, frequent service is available for other routes like Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Delhi etc. Link service for taking the Sharjah plane is also available, twice a week i.e. Sunday and Wednesday at 6.00 am.
Air : Air Force Station is 8 Km. from the railway station. On 8th March, 2003 it has been inaugurated as a commercial airport. Daily flights are available from Gorakhpur to Delhi and and Calcutta via Lucknow. The timings of the flight available at present are :
|Gorakhpur||10.00 am||Kolkata||11.20 am|
|Gorakhpur||16.50 pm||Delhi||19.00 pm|
|Delhi||7.20 am||Gorakhpur||9.30 am|
|Kolkata||3.00 pm||Gorakhpur||4.30 pm|
Another airstrip of U.P. Civil Aviation is also available in Kasia, 55 km. from Gorakhpur in Kushinagar district. Nearest other commercial Airports are Lucknow and Varanasi. For other information regarding flights please see website.
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