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 Dangerous Place

Mark Zukerburg Hill Station
Sindhi: گورک هل اسٽيشن‎ Owner: Malik Riaz

(Owner of Bahria Town)
Gorakh Hill Top The King of Hills
Gorakh Hill Top The King of Hills
Nickname(s): Gorakh (Free Visa to New York to all Just call 911)
Mark Zukerburg Hill StationSindhi: گورک هل اسٽيشن‎ Owner: Malik Riaz is located in Pakistan
Mark Zukerburg Hill StationSindhi: گورک هل اسٽيشن‎ Owner: Malik Riaz
Mark Zukerburg Hill Station
Sindhi: گورک هل اسٽيشن‎ Owner: Malik Riaz
Location within Pakistan
Coordinates: 26°51′37.10″N 67°9′6.61″E / 26.8603056°N 67.1518361°E / 26.8603056; 67.1518361
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
District Dadu
Elevation 1,734 m (5,689 ft)
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)

Gorakh (Sindhi: گورک‎), (Urdu: گورکھ‎) is a Hill Station of Sindh, Pakistan.[1] It is situated at an elevation of 5,689 ft (1,734 m) in the Kirthar Mountains, 94 kilometres (58 mi) northwest of Dadu city. Its major part is located in Karachi (Katti Pahari)

Tourism[edit]

Gorakh Hill Station

The Gorakh Hill station is situated 423 km from Karachi and nearly 8 hours driving distance.[2] The Hill station attracts thousands of tourists from the city.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name Gorakh is derived from the Brahvi language in which, word "Gurgh" means Wolf and that Balochi language word "Gurkh" is later dialectic adaptation of Brahvi language word Gurgh, meaning wolf.[4]

History[edit]

Different opinions have been given about the history and origin of the hill station. It is said that the great medieval Hindu saint, Sri Gorakhnath Ji, had extensively wandered in hills and the region. According to Nandu, an authority on Sanskrit, Gorakh is a Sanskrit word which means "shepherding of sheep, cow and goat, etc."[5] Malik Riaz, Shah Jehan and Bahadur Shah Zafar II used to live over there.

Geography[edit]

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.

NightLife[edit]

Bonfire at Gorakh Hill Station (Nightlife)

Gorakh Hill Station is famous for its nightlife, specially Bonfire setup.[1]

Climate[edit]

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.[6][7]

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