Gorakhgad is a true gift of nature situated on the Western Ghats, within three hours from Mumbai. It offers wonderful opportunities for trekking enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike. Home to captivating rock-cut caves and cisterns of water, Gorakhgad had been a place that served the people in terms of accommodation and water supply. It was also used to patrol the region during Shivaji’s era and as a resting point for those traveling to Junnar via Naneghat. Gorakhgad Trek is one of the most amazing Treks in Western Ghats, which offers thrilling rock-climbing experiences as well as picturesque views.
Gorakhgad is basically part of a trio: Gorakhgad, Siddhagad, and Machindragad, among which Siddhagd Fort is the biggest. Gorakhgad Fort got its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who had performed sacrament in this place. From the pinnacle of Gorakhgad Fort, you can enjoy views of a vast region covering Machindragad, Siddhagad, Ahupe Ghat, and Jeevdhan. The entire region is at its best during monsoon, when there is greenery all around.
Embark on an adventurous Gorakhgad Trek and witness nature’s true beauty amidst the lush forests. Starting from Thane, you will be meeting your team at Pritam Hotel in Dadar and heading to Dehri, which is the base village for your trek. Begin ascending from Dehri and enjoy walking through the forest and beautiful waterfalls. The top of Gorakhgad Fort offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and Ghats. Later in the noon, you will be on an exciting cave exploration deep inside the forest. After the thrilling trek, you will return to the base village and begin your journey back home. Did this itinerary get you all excited? Then make sure you book this package and experience the best of Gorakhgad like never before.
Day 1: Thane – Gorakhgad
Once you have your bags ready, proceed to Pritam Hotel Dadar (E) at 6:00 AM and meet the team at Kotak Mahindra ATM near the hotel. You will be picked up from Teen Hath Naka Junction at 6:30 AM from where you will travel to the base village, Dehri. Arrive at Dehri by 9:00 AM and have a filling breakfast. After a brief introduction at 10:00 AM, gear up for an amazing Gorakhgad Trek. The adventurous Gorakhgad Fort Trekking involves walking through enchanting caves, forests, and waterfalls giving you a feeling of being one with nature. En route, behold the vast greenery and from the top of the fort, enjoy views of the surrounding Sahyadri ranges, Siddhagad, and Ahupe Ghat. Reach the caves by 1:00 PM and have your lunch there. At 2:00 PM, start exploring the caves of Gorakhgad for an enchanting experience. There is also the Gorakhnath Cave Temple inside a deep, large cave on the Gorakhgad Hill. After exploration, begin the descend by 3:00 PM and reach the base village at around 6:00 PM. Relax and have your evening snacks at the village. At 7:00 PM, you will start your return journey and reach Mumbai by 10:00 PM, cherishing the beautiful memories of Gorakhgad.
Departure Dates: September 2017 – 17th