Headquarters of North Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur is famous for the Samadhi and temple of Baba Gorakhnath, a great Hindu Saint and Guru of kanaphata Yogis. The city is linked with the almost all major towns of the country on B.G. route and is a major junction on M.G. also, providing train link to Nautanwa, gateway to Nepal.
The world famous printing institution, Geeta Press, about 4 Kms. from Gorakhpur Railway Station, attracts a considerable number of visitors throughout the year. It is a charitable institution fully committed for publication and popularising religious literature. The Geeta Bhawan situated within its premises has teachings of Geeta inscribed on the walls in marble. Aurangabad, a village about 22 Kms, from Gorakhpur, is famous for the terracota artists.
55 Kms. from Gorakhpur rail head, Gautam, the Buddha, attained mahaparinirvana here. The main attractions at Kushinagar are Matha Kunwar-Ka-Kot, Ram Bhar Teelaand Mahaparinivana Stupa etc. One can visit this place through regular bus service available from Deoria Sadar one of the Rail heads of N.E. Railway of B.G. and Padrauna besides Gorakhpu.
Prince Sidhartha (Gautam) was born under the Sal trees in Lumbani situated at a distance of about 35 Kms. from Naugrah Railway station. Naugarh is Rail head for the capital of Shakya dynasty, kapilvastu(Piprahwa) also. In 249 B.C. emperor Asok visited Lumbani and erected 36 feet high pillar with an inscription about Buddha's birth here.
The capital of ancient Koshal State, 'Sravsti' is situated at a distance of about 29 Kms. from Balrampur. Lord Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons of his life at Sravasti. Once an active centre for popularising Buddhism sravasti is now known as Sahet-Mahet and is frequented by turists and Buddhist pilgrims.
Magahar, celebrated for tomb of great Saint Kabir, is situated on Lucknow-Gorakhpur B.G. Railway line. The Railway station Magahar is between Basti and Gorakhpur. The place is reverred equally by Hindus and Muslims both.
Birth place of Lord Rama on the banks of Sarayu. Famous for number of Temples. Katra B.G. Rail head, a terminal station on Mankapur-Katra branch line of Lucknow-Gorakhpur B.G. line is about 7 Kms. from Ayodhaya and is linked with it by frequent road services.
Capital of U.P. on the bank of river Gomti, Lucknow is the city of art, culture and Nawabs. Chhattar Manjil, Chhota Imambara, Bara Imambara, Machchi Bhawan, Shah Najaf and Jama Masjid etc. are the marvellous pieces of architecture. Famous Residency of Lucknow is associated with freedom struggles of India. The Charbagh Railway Station of both Northern and North Easter Railway standing side by side are also excellent pieces of Oudh architecture.
Major industrial town and megacity of U.P. 19 Kms. north of Kanpur is situated Brahmavatra Ghat on the bank of Ganga where according to pauranic literature Brahma performed Ashwamedha Yajna for creation of the world and it is also said that Maharishi Valmiki Composed Ramayana here Kanpur Anwarganj a M.G. station of N.E. Railway in the heart of Kanpur, provides link for Mathura-Vrindavana also.
On the left bank of sacred river Ganges. millions of pilgrims visit this city every year. Assi, dashaswamedha are few main ghats of this city frequented by foreign tourists for its ghats and centre of learning. The Vishwanath Mandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva, attracts huge number of pilgrims. Other famous temples are Annapurna, Sankat Mochan, Bhaironath and Tulsi Manas Mandir etc. Benaras Hindu Vishwavidyalays is the biggest residential University in Asia.
Situated at a distance of 12 Kms. from Varanasi Buddha preached first semon and initated first five disciples here. The 'Dharma Chakra Parivartan' started from Sarnath. Lord Buddha has been displayed in various moods in the archaeological museum here. Moolgandhkutti Vihar, Chaukhandi Stupa, dhamek stupa and Chinese, Tibetan and Jain temples are main attractions here.
Allahabad is famous for the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and invisible Saraswati and Kumbha Mela. The Sangam is very sacred and reverred place for Hindu. Kumbha Mela at an interval of 12 years and Ardha Kumbha, 6 years after Kumbha are the largest human congregations in the world.
In the heart of the Braj-Bhoomi, Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna and famous pilgrimage of Hindus is on the west bank of river yamuna. The Rasleela based on the life of the Lord Krishna is famous world over. Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Dwarikadheesh Mandir, Vishram Ghat and Jama Masjid etc. are the main tourist attractions.
Situated at a distance of 10 Kms. from Mathura, is associated with Lord Krishna, govind Deo, Rang Ji and Radha Ballabh are main temples which were built between 14th to 16th century A.D. 'Barsana' birth place of Radha is situated at 47 Kms. from Mathura. Lath Mar Holi where ladies challenges menfolk during Holi of Nandgaon is famous world wide.
Situated at a distance of 35 Kms.from Kathgodam terminal station of North Eastern Railway, Nainital is famous hill resort of Kumaon hills. There are many beautiful lakes in the area including one in the heart of this city with an area of about 11.73 square kms. Nainapeak, Hanumangarhi, Bhauwali and Bheemtal etc. are the centres of tourists attraction.
Tourists visit this hill resort throughout the year situated at about 84 Kms. from kathgodam. Chaubatia Bhaloodam, Dwarghat, Doongiri, Sitalakhet, Khairana Manila etc. are main attractions for the visitors here.