Gorakhgad Fort / गोरखगड is a fort located 10 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. It was also used to guard the ancient trade route passing through Naneghat.
Not much history about this fort is known.
The nearest town is Murbad which is 54 km from Thane. The base village of the fort is Dehari which is 25 km from Murbad and 50 km from Karjat.
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. There is a small Mahadev temple on the top. The Ahupe Ghat and Siddhagad can be seen from the top.
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