Gorakh Hill – A Heavenly Hill Station for Tourists

History of Gorakh Hill Station
Gorakh Hill Station from Karachi
Essential Things to Pack for the Trip
Top Places to Stay in Gorakh Hill Station
Explore and Make Memories

Planning a trip is a great escape from daily routine. If you are tired of your schedules and seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life for such a favour, Gorakh hill station is the perfect spot. The Gorakh hill lies in the Kirthar mountain range, which lies in the highest plateaus of Sindh, about 94km northwest of Dadu city. The beautiful hill station is 1700m above sea level. However, Gorakhpur hill station is known as “Murree of Sindh” due to the only place that receives snowfall during winter.

History of Gorakh Hill Station

History of Gorakh Hill Stations
Gorakh hill station is also known as “Murree of Sindh”. (Courtesy: Alpha Travels)

Gorakh hill station is situated on the highest Plateaus of Pakistan, and it is spread over 2500 acres of land. The hill station is famous by the medieval Hindu Saint Sri Gorakhnath from the 11th century. Largely, various opinions are given on the history of this hill station. It is said that Sri Gorakhnath used to visit these hills often, till now traces of his abilities and power are found here.

The word “Gorakh” is a Sanskrit word that means “shepherding of sheep, cow, and goat.” It is undoubtedly a peaceful place, besides the scary zigzag routes. The difficult paths make this place an adventurous place to visit. You are most likely to find the local shepherd accompanied by their animals. They come here to feed their goats and sheep.

Gorakh hill station weather remains calm and cool for a long year. The average temperature is generally below 20°C in summer. While in winter it has sub-zero temperature, however, you can encounter snowfall in Gorakh hill station. The unique temperature allows you to make a trip at any month of the year to enjoy the serene panoramic view from the top of the hill. The place is very famous among travelers, local and international both.

Gorakh Hill Station from Karachi

The distance between Karachi and Gorakh Hill is 394 Km. There are multiple Gorakh Hill Station tour packages available which will cost you PKR 6000 to 7000 from Karachi. The travel journey will begin from Karachi, passing through famous places of Sindh, including Hyderabad, Jamshoro, and Shewan city. The roads to reach here are well developed until you get to the last town of the destination, which is Wahi Pandi.

Rough Jeep Ride

Rough Jeep Ride
White jeep moving on the bumpy road

Wahi Pandi is located at the foot of the Kirthar mountain range. You will be taking a 4×4 jeep from this part to reach the hill station. Making it up to Gorakh Hill is only possible through these jeeps. You will be traveling in open jeeps, passing through forests on both sides, a cool breeze blowing through your hair, and the bumpy ride giving you the best adventure rush. If you wonder about the actual winters in Sindh, there is no better place than Gorakh Hill Station. Above all, the final destination is unbearably gorgeous, but the journey to Gorakh Hill Station is incredibly beautiful. It has a mesmerizing view you are going to cherish forever.

The Red Mountains

Although the higher you reach, the sharper roads of the hill are ready to welcome you. Apart from this, no matter how far your eye goes, you will only find red mountains and mirages covered with dust on the road of Gorakh Hill Station. The Mountain peaks are blanketed with clouds, just like the Himalayan range. These views can only be experienced through naked eyes. 

When the sun rays fall on the red mountains, it resembles the Grand Canyon in the United States or the Ayers Rocks in Australia. During sunsets, the mountain peaks get blurred by the fog, clouds moving around, giving the feeling that you are standing in front of the Trebevic Mountain in Bosnia. While in the hills, you will be accompanied by the bright greenery and charming voices of the birds. It is a perfect opportunity to visit this place with friends and family.

Essential Things to Pack for the Trip

While traveling to the hill station, we have listed down all the essentials you should carry with you. Furthermore, Gorakh hill station’s snowfall months are January and February. During this time, take extra precautions. The list of items includes:

  • Hiking shoes or joggers
  • Warm Clothes
  • Waterproof Jackets
  • Torch Light
  • Sunglasses
  • Hand gloves
  • Woolen socks
  • A pair of Sandals or Flip Flops
  • Personal Accessories
  • Beanie
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication if you are suffering from any disease

Top Places to Stay in Gorakh Hill Station 

Gorakh hill station has various hotels to stay in and relax. Some of the nearest hotels include;

  • Gorakh resort
  • Gorakh summer huts
  • Karachi Adventure Hub Campsite
  • Indus Guesthouse
  • Gorakh Hill of Sindh
  • Royal Guest House Dadu
  • Gorakh Hill Top Resort

Explore and Make Memories

Blurry Mountain peak of the hill station
Blurry Mountain peak of the hill station. (Courtesy: blogspot.com)

Gorakh Hill is a peaceful spot in Sindh. It offers the allure of calm and composed tourist appeal. The place is surrounded by mountains and magnificent views. Additionally, Gorakh hill is famous for its nightlife. Where you can enjoy camping and bonfires, jam to the songs along with friends, stargazing all night. It has misty morning views and rosy sunsets, which makes you awestruck.

Exploring Gorakh hill makes you more familiar with history, and you will spend your time surrounded by nature. It has to offer adventure activities, including hiking and trekking in the mountains. You will familiarise yourself with the traditional food of Sindh, including Sindhi biryani. Taking small breaks for such trips comes with beautiful memories to cherish forever. So, what is the wait for? Gather all the essentials, pack your bags and witness a beautiful hill experience.

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