Time Required : 1-2 days
Gorakhgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Gorakhgad and Machindragad are twin forts in the Thane district of Maharashtra. Gorakhgad is situated at an elevation higher than its twin fort.
There are many cisterns of water within the fort. Water in a few of them is potable. There are numerous caves scattered near the base of the peak, and some of them are inhabitable. The winding path leading up to the fort is richly endowed with thick vegetation. There is a temple of Shiva at the peak, and a statue of the bull 'Nandi,' at the top of the citadel. Shiva was the patron deity of the fort, it seems to suggest.
Rail: Kalyan station lies on the central line of the Mumbai local train system. Local trains run from Mumbai to Kalyan on a regular basis. Besides, Kalyan is well connected through rail network to Gujarat, north and south India.
Road: Kalyan is well connected to Mumbai as well as Pune by means of the National Highway system. From Kalyan, state terminal buses ply frequently to Murbad. From Murbad, a bus can be taken to the base village, or a tonga can be hired.
Approx trek time : 2-3 hours
Availability of Night Trek : Available
Base Camp : Dehari village
Days required for the trek : 1 day
Difficulty level : Easy to Medium
Height above sea level : 2140 feet
Nearest Airport : Mumbai
Nearest Railhead : Kalyan
Starting point of trek : From behind the temple situated on the road-head from Dehari to Murbad
Type : Hill fort