Trekking

Gorakhgad is a small fort at Dehari village near Murbad. Named after Saint Goraknath, the fort is at a height of 2150 ft above sea level. From Mumbai, one can reach Murbad via Kalyan, and from Pune go via Karjat. Buses and jeeps are available to the base village Dehri. Two spectacular pinnacles can be seen from Dehari – the smaller one is Machchindragad and the bigger one Gorakhgad. The trek up to the caves on top is not difficult though climbing the pinnacle calls for rock climbing. The caves that are carved out on one side of the pinnacle can accommodate around 25 people. Water is also available at the top, but may need filtering and chlorinating. Visit Blog http://trekgorakhgad.blogspot.in/ .

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Bhimashankar Hill

There are Buddha style carvings of Amba-Ambika, Bhootling and Bhimashankar in the hills of Manmaad near Bhimashankar at a height of 1034 metres. A big bell in Hemadpanthi structure built by Nana Phadanavis is a feature of Bhimashankar. Places that can be visited in are Hanuman Lake, Gupt Bhimashankar, Origin of River Bhima, Nag Phani, Bombay Point, Sakshi Vinayak and a lot more. Bhimashankar is a conserve red forest area and wildlife sanctuary where a variety of birds, animals, flowers, plants can be seen. A rare animal "Shekru" can be found in deep woods. Bhimashankar is worth visiting for jungle lovers and trekkers as well as for pilgrims. This temple is very famous in Pune and people from all around the world come to visit this temple.