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 having 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.
Day 0: Saturday, 17th June 17
Meeting Point: Swami Narayan Temple, Dadar(e) at 10.30 Pm on Saturday,17th June 17
Start by our private bus towards Gorakhgad
Day 1: Sunday, 18th June 17
Reach base village by 5 am.
Have Breakfast, start ascend and reach the top till 10.00 am.
Explore the fort, start descend.
Lunch at base village and start our back journey.
Reach Dadar by 08.00pm. (approximately)