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, 12th December 2015
Meeting Point: Swami Narayan Temple, Dadar(e) at 10.30 Pm on 12th Dec 2015.
Start by our private bus towards Gorakhgad
Day 1: Sunday, 13th December 2015
Reach the base by 2 am.
start trek and reach the top till 5.00 am.
Rest in Caves till Morning.
Enjoy Sunrise from Gorakhgad Cave.
Explore the fort, have breakfast, and start descend by 9am.
Back to the Base Village by 12.00pm
Lunch and start our back journey @ 02:00pm
Reach Dadar by 06.00 pm. (approximately)
Identity Proof. (must)
Water (2 Ltres)
Some ready to eat food items.
Camera, Cap, Glares
Personal Care and Medicine those if you require usually.
Good trekking shoes (must)
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. ( No sling bags/ jholas please)
Avoid wearing gold ornaments.
Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai
Food (Breakfast, Lunch)
TMI Expertise and Guide Charges
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.