Gorakhgad Trek

Trek to Gorakhgad Fort

Type : Hill forts

Fort Range : Karjat

Grade : Easy – Till Caves(Medium : If climbing top)

History : Named after Saint Gorakhnath & also stoppage when travelling Junnar via Naneghat in Shivaji era

Base Village : Dehari(Dehri) village

Maximum Height : 1,660 feet

Best Time : Monsoon

Gorakhgad-from-dehri

Gorakhgad-from-dehri

For Monsoon, Gorakhgad was un-explored by us, so we planned for it. From Kalyan we have to cross ‘Murbad‘, take a Right, to the road goes ‘Mhasa Village‘.

Jayesh, Me, Hardik

Jayesh, Me, Hardik

Mhasa Village

Mhasa Village

While we cross Mhasa we found another ‘Borivali’ here 😛

Borivali near Murbad

Borivali near Murbad

Reaching Dehari, from base we can see Machchindragad(1,600ft) to left and Gorakhgad(1,660ft) to the right and behinh ‘Ahupe ghat‘.

Gorakhgad-from-dehri

Gorakhgad-from-dehri

The Range is like, from left to right :

Machchindragad | Gorakhgad | behind Ahupe Ghat | Siddhgad | Bhimashankar

There is a Temple, from here we have to start trek where the way goes behind from it.

Temple at Dehari

Temple at Dehari

Way is visible, after sometime trekking there is a plateau, where we can see Gorakhgad, and in front full range view of Ahupe Ghat. It is beautiful 😀

Ahupe Ghat from Gorakhgad

Ahupe Ghat from Gorakhgad

Moving ahead on the path, a small temple, is there.

Temple near Gorakhgad

Temple near Gorakhgad

There are some steps made by Government from here we can move ahead for the Old steps of Gorakhgad.

Gorakhgad entrance and steps

Gorakhgad entrance and steps

Entering this door, whole rock is being drilled for making internal steps

Gorakhgad steps

Gorakhgad steps

On going off from the route, there is a God Idols carved in a cave.

Gorakhgad temple

Gorakhgad temple

Climbing ahead you can see the cave. Cave can accommodate 20-30 People.

Gorakhgad cave

Gorakhgad cave

Water cistern are next to this caves :

Gorakhgad water cistern

Gorakhgad water cistern

Moving ahead of the caves, a way goes upwards to top of the Mountain. While raining this mountain is covered with Clouds, so be careful while climbing ahead. There are tall heighten steps with finger grips to climb.

 

climb for the top

climb for the top

On top there is a Lord Shiva temple. So say, this watch tower also.

Top view from Gorakhgad

Top view from Gorakhgad

After snacks we start for descending. While descending, we found a Visitor, Peafowl 😀

Peafowl

Peafowl

It was following us and making some high frequency sounds 😛

And also find another visitor 😀 . We dont know its I.D. all we know is to stay away from Yellow and Red frogs 😛

Frog

Frog

There was a stream, where we decided to have a chill. After getting into Car, it started raining heavily and we left for Mumbai.

Some extra shots are below.

Catch you on another Adventure 🙂

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2 responses to “Gorakhgad Trek

  1. Pingback: Siddhgad/Siddhagad trek | Yogesh Unavane·

  2. I have made a video of our Goarkhgad trek. Which contains detailed information about travelling & expenses of our Trek!
    Hope it will be helpful for you to organize the same trek!

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