Gorakhpur is a town on the banks of the beautiful Rapti River. Located on the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh and close to the border of Nepal, this town is situated on the eastern side of the state capital of Lucknow. Among the tourist places in Gorakhpur is the Gorakhnath Temple or the Gorakhnath Math dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a place of worship for Hindus. Out of the number of places to visit near Gorakhpur is Kushinagar. This place also holds significance for Buddhists as Lord Buddha is said to have attained Parinirvana here and also breathed his last in this location. One of the things to do in Gorakhpur is visit Maghar where the great saint and poet Kabir is buried. For food options, some of the best restaurants in Gorakhpur are Galaxy Restaurant, Queen's Restaurant and Zaika. Street food in Gorakhpur includes kanji vada, saboodana vada and shahi tukra. Gorakhpur weather is hot during summer and cold during winter.