The Gorakh Hill Station is Sindh’s highest point. It is located at a height of 5,688 feet in the Kirthar Mountains Range on the border between Sindh and Baluchistan. It spreads over 2,500 acres of land of which 1,440 acres are in Sindh and 1,060 acres are in Balochistan. It is a very attractive and unique tourist spot for nature-lovers, owing to its temperate weather and beautiful surroundings. Gorakh’s elevation gives it a special climate, with minus 03°C to 05°C during winter and 16°C during summer (June and July) with about 120 mm of average annual rainfall. It is said if Murree is the Queen of Hills, then Gorakh Hill, is a lonely, majestic king. But this king faces many crises: underdevelopment, lack of basic amenities and predominance of gargantuan problems due to the negligence and inefficiency of the government.

Nevertheless, Gorakh Hill Station proves that Sindh is bestowed with a lot of natural beauty. Called the Murree of Sindh, Gorakh is located 450 kilometers north of Karachi, has unique natural beauty with a view of majestic mountains. Gorakh Hill Station is more beautiful than other tourist sites of the country. On this hill, weather is always nippy during summer season and June-July is the best time to visit. With pleasant weather and a beautiful landscape, it is the only place in Sindh where it snows in winter. From the summit of the hill, one can view the mountain's stunning hues. There is grey, ochre, brown and a speck of green here and there. The natural sculptures, fashioned by wind and water, are a sight to behold. There is occasional sighting of a lonely shepherd tending his flock or a camel herder watching over his animals. Gorakh is a gateway for local villagers of Khuzdar Balochistan who travel for purchasing food and other life utilities from Wahipandi, a small town at the foot of the mountain range.

Different opinions have been given about the history and origin of the hill station. It is said that the great medieval saint, Sri Gorakhnath Ji, had extensively wandered in hills and the region. That is why, many places are named after him. He wielded tremendous influence on people across all sects, castes, professions and classes. Such was his yogic power. According to Nandu, an authority on Sanskrit, Gorakh is a Sanskrit word which means "shepherding of sheep, cow and goat, etc.". This relates to herding in particularly difficult terrain and intricate pastures which makes practical sense, because, local tribesmen do take their flocks to Gorakh Hill for summer grazing. And the local people state that Gorakh is derived from Balochi word "Gurkh" but the Balochi word "Gurkh" is a perversion of the Persian word "Gurg" which means wolf. In this context, they say that Gorakh Hill and its surroundings were the abode of wolves. So, first it was called Gurkh and afterwards its pronunciation was changed as Gorakh.

A large crowd of men, women and children visit Gorakh Hill during three days of Eid festivals and other holidays to enjoy themselves by seeing its natural beauty. But owing to a lack of basic necessities and facilities such as shortage of family huts, hotels, motels, chair lifts, zoos and parks, etc. for tourists, they face a lot of difficulties and problems. There is no public transport to go to the hill station. Tourists have to arrange their own transport from Sehwan Sharif to the hill station. Local drivers rob visitors, charging a fare ranging from Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,000, one-way. The communications system is weak at the hill. However Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL)’s wireless service called the V-PTCL Wireless works there. Other than that, there are neither any land lines for telephone nor a mobile service works smoothly. There is an acute shortage of tuck and fast food shops.

The road, particularly from Khawal Pass onwards is intricate, zigzagging, and very dangerous. From Wahi Pandi to Gorakh is a distance of 54 km which takes about two and half hours to cover. However, the climb to the top is somewhat impossible: an expert driver was needed to drive a four-wheel vehicle. Even then, on the almost vertical ascent at some spots and hairpin curves, there was barely a few inches between the vehicle’s tyres and the edge of the road. There are deep ravines beside the narrow road. In this condition, even the slightest mistake could cause a fatal accident. Despite huge funds at the disposal of the Gorakh Hills Development Authority, quality roads have not been constructed to attract local and foreign tourists. Needless to say, development funds were embezzled by politicians in collusion with some black sheep in the authority.

Criminal minded people are a great problems for tourists at the Gorakh Hills, especially for females. They sell drugs, make thefts and harass females in different ways openly. A more visible security presence is also required. Police posts have been constructed, but they need to be manned and patrols need to be initiated for the security of visitors. If the government ensures a provision of security and maintenance of law and order situation, the area will develop to a great extent.

Tourism is one of the best sources of revenue for a country and God has blessed Pakistan with such exotic and rare natural beauty, but unfortunately, our government has failed to develop such beautiful places. The Government should take interest and take initiatives to develop Gorakh Hill Station completely to attract foreign  and local tourists by providing fundamental needs and facilities such as wide and straight roads, public transport, 5 Star hotels, motels, chair lifts, zoos and parks, etc. There is an utmost need of a market like Murree’s Mall road, a residential area, an educational institute and a mountain safari. A website containing comprehensive information about the hill is essential. In this way we can develop our tourism industry and can generate income of millions of rupees annually.