Trek Date: 11th Ngt -12th Jun 2016.
Trek Name: Gorakhgad.
Fort Height: 2137 ft.
Type: Hill forts.
Fort Range: Karjat-Murbad.
Base Village: Dehari
Trek Cost : 800/- per head
Registered Member: Rs 750/- per head.
Cost include breakfast, VEG Lunch @ Dehri, traveling from kalyan to kalyan via public transport like Jeep / ST and refreshment.
Cost does Not Included: Insurance & Anything other than mentioned above.
The region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover. Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was had strategic importance during the region 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.
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 portable water. There is a small Mahadeo temple with Nandi at the top.
11th Jun 2016:
Meeting Point: @ Kalyan ST Depo by 10 pm.
Train Timings: Ambernath Slow Local (A)
CST 20:17 Masjid 20:20
Byculla 20:25 Dadar 20:35
Kurla 20:46 Ghatkopar 20:52
Bhandup 21:03 Thane 21:15
Dombivali 21:38 Thakurli 21:41
12th Jun 2016:
12.30am: @ Dehri-Murbad.
01.00am: With an intro round will move to gorakh gad cave.
02.30am: Reach to door of Gorakhgad
03.30 am: reach to cave and will rest here.
07.00 am: With B/F & Tea get ready to feel the thrill of gorakhgad Top with an straight Steps climb
08.00 am: reach on top and explore surrounding.
09.30 am: Back to cave
12.30 pm: At dehri & Lunch.
01.00 pm: VEG Lunch
02.30 pm: Move towards Kalyan.
04.30 pm: @ Kalyan.
Rains showers are expected, so pack your bags accordingly.
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, approx 4 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, bedding like mat/shawl/Sleeping Bag, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.
For Reg. & more details, contact our "Ranger”.