On Uttar Pradesh Tour you will come across so many beautiful and significant places of tourist interest you could never have imagined until you plan trips to this magnificent state of India. There are several places to include in your tour itinerary. However of all, you are suggested to take tours to Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur is located along the eastern shores of river Rapti. It is well connected to the major cities of the country by rail, road and air. This city is a very popular pilgrimage center in India. It is held that this city has derived its name from Baba Gorakhnath, who made it a center for preaching religious philosophy. Besides, there are many other legends also associated with this city. It is said that this city was originally called Go-Raksha-Pur or Place of Cow-Protection because Arjun the Pandav prince had rescued a cowherd of Matsyadesh king, Virat from Kaurvas. When the city has so many interesting sagas attached to it so it becomes obvious that it will be abounding in countless tourist attractions of which holy places in Gorakhpur are highly preferred.
There are numerous religious places in Gorakhpur. All the places enjoy a very high prestige and are frequented by devotees in large number. Some of the famous places that have made their distinct mark among the tourist attractions of the city and warrant visits during tours to holy places in Gorakhpur are the old Hanuman temple, "Hanuman Garhi" located at the junction of rivers Rapti and Rohin and the old Vishnu temple. The Vishnu temple enshrines very beautiful black stone idol of Vishnu that exemplifies a piece of medieval sculpture that deserve an important place among the best pieces of art in India.
This apart on Gorakhpur Holy Places tour you will also get to visit a very interesting Imambara. This is consecrated to Nawab Asafuddin and was built in 1775. It is also supposed to be the place where the Sufi Saint Roshan Ali Shah is said to attain the final state of spiritual tranquility. At this site Muslims in huge number flock to offer prayers.
The one that still remains to be the top pilgrimage site on tours to holy places in Gorakhpur is Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur. This temple is dedicated to Mahayogi Guru or sage Gorakhnath. According to a belief it is the site where Guru Gorakhnath meditated in Treta Yug.