Overview of Gorakh Hill Station
Gorakh Hill Station
The mountain range of Ker Thar naturally forms the border of Sindh and Balochistan. This mountain range extends like a wall from Jacobabad to Karachi.
Gorakh Hill Station is an under-development hill station of Sindh. This hill station is located in the Ki Thar hill range at a distance of 93 km to the
northwest of Dadu city. Spread over an area of 32 to 40 square kilometers at an altitude of 5688 feet above sea level, it is the highest plateau of Sindh.
Gorakh Hill Station, surrounded by dry hot plains, is the only place in Sindh, where snow falls. The temperature is below zero degree in winter and below
1 degree in June and July. That is why it is called Murri of Sindh. A great unique place for the seekers of nature’s beauty.
In 1935, the British government made a plan to build a big sanatorium at this place, but for some reason this project could not be started. The former governor of Sindh,
Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah, had also proposed to make it the winter capital. Now plans are being made to make this natural mountain garden the Peleil Station of Sindh.
For this, a paved road is in progress up to Gorakh Hill. Dadu came from Johi to Wahi Pandi which is the main camp of Gorakh Hill Station. 4X4 vehicle and guide are easily
available from here. On the way to the top of the hill, you can see almond, pistachio and olive trees. On normal days, the wind is cold.
So bring with a warm cloth. The top level of Gorkha is 5688 feet above sea level. (Murree has almost the same height). The distance from Karachi is about 421 km.
If I came from Karachi to Balochistan (Diji and Jung Goth), the distance is only 260 km.