The city Gorakhpur is situated along the bank of river Rapti in the eastern part of the state Uttar Pradesh. Gorakhpur is the administrator head quarter of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division.
Gorakhpur city is an important part of Maurya , Kushan , Sunga and Gupta empire. The name of the town was named after sage Gorakhnath. The world famous Geeta Press that is 4km away from Reti chowk is also there. Gorakhpur is well connected by road and railway. Gorakhpur is also the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway. The city have a class A railway station now station became the world longest platform in 2013.