Padrauna is a town situated in Uttar Pradesh. It is associated with mythical tales pertaining to the Ramayan as well as Buddha. Ram, Seeta and Lakshman are believed to have spent some days of their exile in Padrauna. Another legend associated with Padrauna is that of Lord Buddha’s last meal being from here. The town is located near the banks of river Bansi and is very close to the outermost foothills of the Himalayas.
Places to Stay
Krishna Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Shyam Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are both low cost options in Gorakhpur, situated about 48 kms away from Padrauna.
Hindi is widely spoken and is the official language of Padrauna.
Shivratri fairs in the month of April are popular in Padrauna owing to the number of Shiv devotees who throng the town.
Places of Interest
Kuber Asthan, a Shiv temple built by Kuber about 9 km from Padrauna and Devraha Asthan, with its mound of three statues depicting one of the Trimurtis of Hindu Gods, are popular spots.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Padrauna is the Gorakhpur Aiport, situated 56 kms away.
Padrauna has regular rail services to Bagaha (about 27 kms away in Bihar) and Paniahwa (about 30 kms away in Uttar Pradesh) which in turn connect it to major cities like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata.
UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) runs regular services out of the main bus stand (about 19 kms away) to key cities like Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Delhi. Check out for bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com.