Tourist Places in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, India
Deoria is a town situated in Deoria District in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located about 50 km from Gorakhpur city and about 317 km east of state capital Lucknow. Deoria Town is the administrative headquarter of Deoria district and the district occupies an area of 2,535 sq. km. The Postal Code of Deoria begins from 274001.
Deoria is situated between 26.5° N latitude and 83.79° E longitude and is placed about 68 meters above the mean level of the sea. Deoria District is surrounded by Kushinagar district in the north, Ballia district to the south, Siwan district, Bihar towards east and Gorakhpur district to the west.
Deoria is widely famous for its historical temples, degree colleges, technical institutes and libraries. Ghaghara, Rapti and Chhoti Gandak are the major rivers flowing through Deoria district. Also Deoria has near proximity with two famous towns Salempur Barhaj and Bhatpar Rani.
History and Culture of Deoria:-
There are two theories about the origin of the name Deoria, one theory states that, Deoria receives its name from the presence of Somnath Temple and Deorahi Temple. Another theory states that, Deoria received name from Devpuria or Devaranya. The general meaning of Deoria in local language is ‘the group of temples’.
Deoria was ruled by major dynasties of the country like Kosala Kingdom, Magadh Kingdom, Panchala Kingdom, Maurya Empire, Gupta and Bihar Kings.
Deoria was formed as a district in the year 1946 carving out from Gorakhpur District. Bhojpuri is the widely spoken language among the locals of Deoria.
Food and Shopping in Deoria:-
The cuisine of Deogarh is influenced by Mughal cooking techniques. Deogarh is famous for its Nawabi foods and paneer. The Chaat, samosa and pakora are the most famous snacks in Deoria.
Deoria houses numerous major shopping centres of woolen and cotton cloth, wood and stone carving centres, archeological shops, retail outlets, electrical and electronic showrooms.
Connectivity to Deoria:-
Due to the proximity with Gorakhpur, Deoria has got good connectivity with all the major cities of the state and the country by road, railway and air transport facility. Deoria City Bus Stand is the most important bus stand of the city and Uttar Pradesh State Government and other private organizations operate bus services all around the district.
Deoria Railway Station is situated within the city and Kushinagar Airport is the closest airport to Deoria placed at a distance of 35 kms.
Visitor Magnetisms in and around Deoria:-
Somnath Temple is the famous historical temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and it attracts pilgrims from surrounding regions also for its holiness. Also it has near proximity with another major worship place of the goddess Durga, called Deorahi Temple.
Balaji Mandir is located near Deoria Town and there is annual fair held with great enthusiasm and splendor. There are plenty of tourist vehicles providing transportation services to the tourists.
Gorakhnath Temple is the famous temple situated in Gorakhpur, located 50 km away from Deoria and is one of the top historical holy places in Uttar Pradesh State. Lakhs of pilgrims visit during the Mela of Makara Sankranthi to Gorakhpur Temple.
Gaytri Mandir is dedicated to goddess Gayatri Devi and the temple is open from morning to evening. It is visited by huge numbers of pilgrims daily.
Gita Press is situated in Gorakhpur District and is one of the prominent ancient book centres in India contains greater collections of books of Lord Rama and Krishna. There is 18 parts of “SHREE MADBHAGWAT GITA” written on the marble walls of Gita Press and also there are Hindu religious books and handloom-textiles available at affordable cost.
Other tourist places near Deoria is as follows:-
- Amethi Mandir
- Somnath Mandir
- Shyam Mandir
- Gaushala Hanuman Mandir
- Manakamna Temple
- Vishnu Temple
- Ramgarh Tal
- Arogya Mandir
- Geeta Vatika
- Kushmi Forest
- Rail Museum Gorakhpur
Best time to visit Deoria:-
The best time to visit Deoria is between the months of October and March, due to its cool weather.
Accomodation options in Deoria and Gorakhpur:-
The major prominent hotels and restaurants in Deoria and Gorakhpur (50 km away from Deoria) are as follows:
- Renuka Inn
- Tiwari Hotel
- Gagan Hotel
- Apsara Hotel
- Park Regency Hotel
- Avantika Hotel
- Upvan Hotel
- Ganesh Hotel
- Vivek Hotel
- Yark-Inn Hotel
- Hotel Standard
- Clarks Inn Grand Hotel
- President Hotel