Gorakhpur District in
derives its name from Gorakshnath, a famous ascetic and saint of Nath Sampradaya. It is bordered by Maharajganj District
in the north, Ambedkarnagar District
, Azamgarh District
and Mau District
in the south, Kushinagar District
and Deoria District
in the east, and Sant Kabir Nagar District
in the west. The population is 3.7 million, distributed over an area of 3,325 sq km.
Ancient Gorakhpur, collectively known as Gorakhpur Janpad, was an important sector of Aryan culture and civilization.
The places to visit are Gorakhnath Temple, Vishnu Temple, Geeta Vatika, Imambara, Ramgarh Tal, Kapilvastu, and Kushinagar.