Gorakhgad Fort

Gorakhgad FortHeight : 2137 ft from MSL
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Karjat
District : Thane Grade : Medium

Gorakhgad, Hillforts Category, Western Ghats, India

गोरखगड (Gorakhgad) किल्ल्याची ऊंची : 2130
किल्ल्याचा प्रकार : गिरीदुर्ग डोंगररांग: भीमाशंकर
जिल्हा : ठाणे श्रेणी : कठीण

 

Gorakhgad, Sahyadri,Shivaji,Trekking,Marathi

This fort is made with dike like pinnacle at the bottom of Sahyadri range. Fully stone curved steps to top telling its age is more than 1000 years.
Nearby cities: Murbad, Neral, Badlapur
Coordinates: 19°11’31″N 73°32’25″E

Gorakhgad – Wikimapia

 

Gorakhgad :: Map book – Forts in Marathi

 

Trek Gorakhgad
Alias
Type Hill Fort
District Thane
Height above mean sea level 2140 feet
Base Village Dehari
Minimum Duration 1 Day
Region Malshej
Transport Kalyan to Murbad by bus, Murbad to Dehari by bus
Time to reach the top About 2 hours from the base
Water Availability Water cistern are available at the top
Best season to visit Any Time
Sights to visit Caves & Temple
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Caves at the top

This is a small hill jutted out of the main range. Simple walk, spacious cave at the base of the pinnacle, good drinking water makes it a place of visit for many trekkers.

To reach Gorakhgad, take a bus to Murbad. Regular S.T. service is available for Murbad from Kalyan. From Murbad then take a bus to Dehari. Two hours climb from Dehari will take you to the summit.
Precaution
Rock patch on the way to the templeReaching the cave is quite an easy trek. However, if one wishes to go to the top in the temple, then one will have to be a bit careful covering the rest patch! It’s a thrill……enjoy it! However, it’s better not to try this patch in the monsoon when the rocks are slippery.

Sight Seeing
Temple at the top of GorakhgadReaching the top of the Gorakhgad is a nice thrill that one should enjoy, except in the monsoon! The view around, is wonderful……..Siddhagad in the south-west and Naneghat, Jivdhan, Dhakoba in the east, offers a nice panorama.

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Caves on GorakhgadSpacious cave to have a stay is another attraction of Gorakhgad.

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Gorakhgad fort history

 

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