Geographical Information

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.

 Guide Map of Gorakhpur Region (Road Routes)

Distance from main Cities (In Km.)

City Distance City Distance
Lucknow 270 Patna 260
Varanasi 232 Guwahati 1256
Mumbai 1696 Cochin 2833
Agra 546 Ahmedabad 1738
Howrah 870 Nepal Border 90
Jammu 1260 Bangalore 2082

How to Reach

rail.gif (1156 bytes) 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 :

Train No.

Name of Train



Buddha Parikrama Express Kalka Kolkatta
2554 Vaishali Express N.Delhi Barauni
4674 Shaheed Express Amritsar Darbhanga
5208 Amrapali Express Amritsar Barauni
5087 Amarnath Express Gorakhpur Jammu Tawi
5651 Lohit Exp. Guwahati Jammu Tawi
5047 Purvanchal Exp. Gorakhpur Howrah
3020 Bagh Express Kathgodam Howrah
5012 Rapti Sagar Express Gorakhpur Cochin
5092 Gkp. Bangalore Exp. Gorakhpur Bangalore
5090 Gkp.-Secunderabad Exp. Gorakhpur Secunderabad
1016 Kushinagar Exp.    Gorakhpur Kurla(Mumbai)
5046 Gkp.-Ahmedabad Exp. Gorakhpur Ahmedabad


Sabarmati Express Muzaffarpur Ahmedabad

road.gif (1217 bytes) 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.gif (1171 bytes) 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 :

Flight From

Departure Time

Flight Destination

Reaching Time

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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