(Last Updated on : 11-09-2019)
One of the most important forts
of Thane district
, the Gorakhgad Fort in the state
is a hill fort standing at an elevation of 2,130 ft.
Overview of Gorakhgad Fort
Made out of stones, the Gorakhgad Fort is currently in ruins and is used by hermits for meditation. The fort is also used by the local people of the surrounding village
. Presently, the Gorakhgad Fort is under the administration of the Government of India
. In the ancient times, it is said that the Gorakhgad Fort was used to guard the trade
route passing through Naneghat.
The main entrance of the fort has inscriptions
and the cave located near the fort has rock cut cisterns, where the availability of water
is all year round. Atop the hill, where the fort is located, there is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva
Visiting Information on Gorakhgad Fort
The census town of Murbad is the closest at a distance of 24 km from the Gorakhgad Fort. The nearest city
with the major railway station
located at a distance of almost 91 km and 81 km respectively from Murbad.
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