Dear Trekkers, Photographers & Nature Lovers,
We at Trek O Phy, invite you to come together and witness the magic of nature this monsoon on Trek to Gorakhgad on 24th July,2016.
Let's Capture the Memories together…
Date : 24th July, 2016
Meeting Time : 05.45am SHARP with kalyan return ticket
for 06.10 Karjat Local at CST.
Dadar : 6:24, Kurla : 6:31, Thane 6:50, Domibavli : 7:02
(or at 08.00am SHARP at Kalyan ST Depot)
Charges : Rs. 700/- per person
(Charges includes : Morning & Evening Snacks + Kalyan to Kalyan transportation and experties)
**Carry your own return ticket till Kalyan**
THINGS TO CARRY-
Identity Proof (ID Card)
1. Compulsory - Good Footwear
2. Compulsory - Water (2 ltrs)
3. Compulsory - Packed Lunch
4. Optional - Personal small medical kit (If requires)
5. Optional - Windcheater/Umbrella
6. Optional - Extra pair of clothes
A haversack to put in all the things mentioned above
**In case you guys are carrying Digi-cam or Cell phone carry enough stock of small poly thin bags, to protect it from moisture.
Please pack your haversack with an extra polythene lining to protect the contents from rain.
Please avoid wearing gold and other valuable ornaments.
Contact for Enquiry & Booking :
Amol Joshi – 0-9821562075
Rugved Khatu - 0-9890827655
Vyankatesh - 0-9004246988
Make the confirmation on phone call sooner to avoid further disappointment cause seats are limited.
About the Place -
| Height: 2150 ft | Type: Hill Fort | Grade: Medium|
Gorakhgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day, both from Mumbai and Pune. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover.
Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was had strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji’s era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his “Sadhana” in this place.
Fascinating Spots :
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. 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.