Dehri is the base village for this trek; Dehri is situated at the road-head going from Dehri to Murbad & is three hours away from Pune. The entire trek can be done in 5-6 hours, making it a perfect weekend trek in the Sahyadri region.
Though the history of the fort is not known, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its thrilling experience of climbing vertical rock wall and breath-taking views. This region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover.
This fort is named after Saint Gorakhnath who is said to have performed penance here. No major battle is recorded to have taken place here.