A city in the Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, Dohrighat is situated almost 300 km away from state capital Lucknow. In Hindu mythology, Dohrighat is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva and Lord Rama met. Dohrighat has derived its name from two words ‘Do’ and ‘Hari’ which are the two avatars of Vishnu and ‘ghat’ meaning place. It has also engraved its name in the pages of history when Mahatama Gandhi visited during the movement against the British Raj.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Dohrighat. Most famous is Rahi Tourist Bungalow (Tariff – Rs. 450).
The official language of Dohrighat is Hindi. The other languages spoken here include Urdu.
The important festivals of Dohrighat are Ram Navmi, Mahashivratri, Eid and Muharram.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Dohrighat. Some of the places include Dohrighat-Barhalganj Bridge, Shiv Temple (7.3 km). Janki Mandir Temple and Gauri Shankar Ghat Temple are situated here are the main attraction in this place. Mahabodhi Temple (233 km) is also famous.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airports to Dohrighat are the Gorakhpur Airport (53.5 km) and the Varanasi Airport (115 km).
Dohrighat has Dohrighat Railway Station with the nearest railway station of Kirhihrapur at a distance of 33.1 km.
There are daily bus services to nearby cities Barhalganj, Rudrapur, Mubarakpur, Azamgarh, Mairwa, Maniyar, Gorakhpur, Dhuria, Belthara, Mau, Mubarakpur, and Ghosi. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Goldline. Avail of online bus ticket booking offers whenever you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.