Gorakh Hill

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Coordinates: 26°51′37.10″N 67°9′6.61″E / 26.8603056°N 67.1518361°E / 26.8603056; 67.1518361 Gorakh (Urdu: گورکھ‎, Sindhi: گورک ) is a Hill Station of Sindh, Pakistan.[1] It is situated at an elevation of 5,688 ft (1,734 m) in the Kirthar Mountains, 94 kilometres (58 mi) northwest of Dadu city. Gorakh Hill Station is situated on one of the highest plateaus of Sindh, spread over 2,500 acres (10 km2) of land. It is very attractive to nature-lovers owing to its temperate weather and beautiful surroundings. Gorakh's elevation gives it a special climate, with sub-zero temperatures during winter and generally below 20 °C in summer, with about 120 mm of average annual rainfall. The Government of Sindh is in the process of constructing a new road from Dadu to Gorakh Hill. There is a new rest house for visitors on the hill. Tourists can arrange their own transport from Sehwan Sharif to the hill station.[2][3] In 2013, Rafiq Ahmed Jamali became the chairman of Gorakh Hills. Locally it is stated that Gorakh is derived from Balochi word "Gurkh" but the Balochi word "Gurkh" is a descendent of Persian word "Gurg" which means wolf.[4]

See also[edit]

Bado Hill Station


  1. ^ Sind Quarterly. Mazhar Yusuf. 1996. p. 26. 
  2. ^ Sind University Research Journal: science series. Faculty of Science, University of Sind. 2008. p. 90. 
  3. ^ 1998 district census report. Population Census Organisation, Statistics Division, Govt. of Pakistan. 1999. p. xiv. 
  4. ^ Gorakh Hill