Gorakhpur situated on the Eastern part of Utter Pradesh, is one of the most frequented places here. The religious significance of the place is immense. Situated on the banks of River Rohini and Rapti, it attracts pilgrims and tourists in hordes. The Museums in Gorakhpur display India's heritage at its best. It showcases many priceless objects which bear testimony to the richness of our country. Puratatva Sanghralaya in Gorakhpur bears testimony to the ancient history of Gorakhpur.
Puratatva Sanghralaya lies in the premises of Rahul Sanskritayan Sansthan. It showcases items like age old sculpture, figurines, terracotta items, beads etc. The manuscripts preserved in this museum tell a lot about the history of the town. You can also take help of the guide service to understand the full implication of the articles showcased. Most of the objects here are rare and priceless. There are special screenings of documentaries dealing with archeology and historical subjects.
The Museum is open from 9 A,M to 7.30P.M. The Museum remains closed on Mondays. This museum is one of the best preserved museums in the whole of India. Photography is also allowed inside the museum. It is a storehouse of information for historians and archeologists.
Gorakhpur also acts as a stopover to Kushinagar and Kapilavastu. It got its name from the famous saint Goraknath. It is also known in Indian political history for the Chauri Chaura incident which took place here.