The city of Gorakhpur was called Muazzamabad at one time. Today it is a great culinary hub influenced by it’s Mughal occupancy, it’s geographical location putting it in touching distance of Nepal and it’s prestigious status in Uttar Pradesh state. Due to the presence of Gorakhnath temple, much of the natives practice vegetarianism. To coddle their tangy palate, Gorakhpur serves some of the best chaats in Northern India. Be sure to try kanji-vada, a refreshing tart beverage churned up throughout the year. Just a short distance from Gorakhpur railway station are food dhabas where you can tuck into likes of sabudana vada, raj kachori, gol gappe, bhel puri and papri chaat. Gorakhpur enjoys a heavy Mughal influence paving way for a complete Mughlai cornucopia. Walk around Golghar for the exceptional Mughlai feast. A range of kakori kebabs, galawati kebabs, koftas, biryani, hits all the right spots. Some of the Mughlai recipes are decades old and are savored extensively by the locals. In the Golghar vicinity itself are Gorakhpur’s best sweet shops. Here you can pick up traditional Indian sweets, acting as a grand finale to this fabulous culinary affair. If you’re a foodie, a trip to Gorakhpur is definitely worth a try.