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One Day trek to Manikgad Fort

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 6:00AM - 6:00PM
Manikgad Fort
Rs 400
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Type: Hill fort
Height : 1876 feet
Base:Vadgaon village
Difficulty level: Easy to Medium
Time required : 3-3.5 hours

Manikgad is situated on a hill in North Konkan near Chawk and can be seen while travelling on Mumbai - Pune Highway. The fort has couple of water cisterns and remains of settlements and fortification. The fort was used as a watch tower and offers a commanding view from top of that region. Manikgad was built to look upon the trade route from Maval(Pune) to the coastal ports. This fort though looks easy requires high endurance and capacity of the trekker for long walk.This fort is situated near Vashivali (Rasayani MIDC), which is 27 km from Panvel.
This fort was built by Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre , to whom it was ceded in 1718 by Peshavas. The fort is in ruins. There is a big rock-cut cistern on the fort called as "Darya take". There is a small shiva linga and few small rock-cut cisterns. The Ganesh gate is the only standing structure on the fort. There is a circular trench cut in the rock meant for lime mixing. If the sky is clear nearby forts i.e. Karnala, Prabalgad, Chanderi, Malang gad, Irshalgad, Sondai, Lohagad, Visapur, Sankshi are seen.


Meeting Point : Panvel Bus Station at 07:30am

Day 1 : Sunday.

07:30 AM : Panvel Bus Station
09:00 AM : Reach Base village after Breakfast and Tea
Introduction Round
10.00 AM : Start Trek
01.30 PM : Reach Top
Explore the Fort and Lunch (Carried by self)
02.30 PM : Start Descending
05.30 PM : Reach Base Village
06.00 PM : Start our Return Journey
07.00 PM : Reach Panvel Station (Depend on the Traffic)

Local Train time Table
Thane - Panvel (S)
06:19 am Thane
06:27 am Airoli
06:36 am Koparkhairne
06:48 am Nerul
06:55 am Belapur CBD
06:59 am Kharghar
07:10 am Panvel

Train Time Table (Thane to Panvel)
06:19 am Thane
06:48 am Nerul
07:10 am Panvel

Andheri Vadala Road Slow Local
05:17 am Andheri
05:31 am Bandra
05:42 am Vadala Road

Cost - Rs. 800/- PP

Transport from Panvel to Panvel
Breakfast and Tea
Expertise if any

Cost Excludes:
Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions.


Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.(optional)
A bottle of water (at-least 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
Windcheater (Compulsory)
TORCH with extra batteries Cap, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters, extra clothes.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer
It is a TREKKING ACTIVITY and not a Leisure Trip so you need to be prepared for that.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
All our photo, walks are Eco-friendly, kindly take care of nature around us.
Respect the heritage and culture.
Do not litter, participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
Trek Leaders decision will be final and binding.

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Manikgad Fort Gherakilla Manikgad, Maharashtra 410220, India
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