Gorakhgad

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Gorakhgad Fort
गोरखगड
Part of Sahyadri Hill Range
Thane district, Maharashtra
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Gorakhgad fort
Gorakhgad Fort is located in Maharashtra
Gorakhgad Fort
Gorakhgad Fort
Coordinates 19°11′31.9″N 73°32′26.8″E / 19.192194°N 73.540778°E / 19.192194; 73.540778
Type Hill fort
Height 2130 Ft.
Site information
Owner Government of India
Open to
the public
Yes
Condition Ruins
Site history
In use Hermits for meditation
Materials Stone

Gorakhgad Fort / गोरखगड is a fort located 24 km from Murbad, Thane district, of Maharashtra. This fort is an important fort in Thane district. This fort was mainly used by sadhus or hermits for meditation.[1] It was also used to guard the ancient trade route passing through Naneghat.

History[edit]

Not much history about this fort is known.

Location[edit]

The nearest town is Murbad which is 54km from Thane. The base village of the fort is Dehari which is 25km from Murbad and 50km from Karjat.

Description[edit]

After main entrance gate there is an inscription in Marathi. There are rock cut water cisterns near the cave. The water is available round the year for drinking purpose. The cave is spacious and has square pillars[2]. There is a small Mahadev temple on the top. The Ahupe Ghat and Siddhagad can be seen from the top.[3]

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 19°11′31.9″N 73°32′26.8″E / 19.192194°N 73.540778°E / 19.192194; 73.540778

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