hiiii all adventure lovers,
We are glad to invite you for NOMAD HIKERS one day trek to gorakhgad
Grade : EASY
Type : hill fort
Cost : 350/- per head
DATE : 21st june 2015
Charges including : morning breakfast & tea, travelling from kalyan to kalyan, and all expertise charges including.
Two cisterns can be seen just after emerging through the entrance and the path climbs up further ahead. Further, a small step-way descends down to the large caves that are carved out in the main rock of the pinnacle. Nature’s grandeur can be appreciated here with the magnificent view of two large frangipani trees leaning over the valley and the excellent sight of Machchindragad. There are in total fourteen cisterns on the fort, however, only the three tanks near to the cave have potable water.
The trek to Gorakhgad is not complete without reaching the top of the pinnacle. Facing the cave, proceed ahead towards your right. Just after a short walk some steps can be seen on your left, which lead to the top. The climb along this stepped way in the rock needs to be carried out with utmost care.
The top of the fort is very small. There is a small Mahadeo temple with Nandi. A wide region ranging from Siddhagad and Machchindragad up to Ahupe Ghat and Jeevdhan in the Naneghat area towards north can be seen from the fort-top.
You can see Ahupe region of Bhimashankar forest from this fort. Also there is an old route which climbs to Ahupe and proceeds further towards Junnar.
This fort does not stand alone. Its a trio. Siddhagad, Gorakhgad and Macchindragad are the trio forts with Siddhagad as the biggest among three. Gorakhgad and Macchindragad are joined by a common ridge from which Gorakhgad is possible to climb Route to Macchindragad is so much broken that it is now unapproachable fort. While reaching up to Gorakhgad caves where we find water has a rock patch but easily manageable. The top of the rock passes through a bit tough route. Though not a technical climb, it has high exposure.
CST TO KALYAN 6:04 LOCAL
# Code Station Distance Arr. Time
Mumbai(CST) : 06:04
PAREKL : 6:19
DADAR : 6:22
MATUNGA : 6:25
SION : 6:28
KURLA : 6:32
VIDYAVIHAR : 6:35
GHATKOPAR : 6:38
VIKROLI : 6:42
KANJUR MARG : 6:45
BHANDUP : 6:48
MULUND : 6:54
Thane : 6:59
KALWA : 7:03
MUMBRA : 7:09
DIVA : 7;13
DOMBIWILI : 7:21
KALYAN : 7:30
Meeting Point- KALYAN (w) ST DEPO
07:40 AM – Reach Kalyan ST depot (We will catch bus to Murbad from here.)
09:00 AM – Will Reach Murbad ST depot and get bus for Dehri (Base Village)
11:00 Am - Reach at the base village- Dehri. Halt in Goraksharnath temple.
11:15 AM - introduction round AND REFRESHMENT
11:00 to 12:30 - hiking towards fort.
12:30 to 02:00 - Explore Fort, PHOTOGRAPHS, ancient shankar mandir.
02:00 to 03:30 - TOWARDS BASE VILLAGE
07:00 - @ KALYAN STN,
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