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.
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.
Trek Name: Manikgad
Fort Height: 2500 ft.
Type: Hill forts.
Fort Range: Raigad
What is included in the tour
- Sunday Breakfast
- Local travelling from Panvel To Panvel
- Evening Refreshment
- Expertise Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Extra food (Private Orders).
- Personal Expenditure of any kind.
- INSURANCE Coverage.
- Train Ticket
- Any other charges not specifically mention in “Cost includes” or due to any circumstances
We’ll be boarding the below train from our nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience.
Panvel Slow Local - CST to PANVEL
06:08 am CST 06:26 am Vadala Road 06:37 am Kurla
06:57 am Vashi 07:06 am Nerul 07:28 am Panvel
THANE to PANVEL Slow Local
06:20 am Thane 06:41 am Turbhe 06:49 am Nerul
06:57 am CBD Belapur 07:01 am Kharghar 07:12 am Panvel
Meeting Point: Panvel Railway Station at 07:30 am
07:30 am Move towards Base village via Share-taxi/ Private Transport/Tum-Tum
08:00 am Break for the breakfast, tea and refreshments
09:00 am Reach Base village, freshen up, gear up for the trek
09:15 am Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the even
09.30 am Start the trek .
12:30 pm Reach the top, and enjoy the thrill of accomplishment and do launch on top.
01:30 pm Start descend journey to base village.
05:30pm Reach base village and move back to panvel station via private transport
06.:00 pm Reach Panvel railway station.
Compulsory item: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)
- A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking.
- ID proof
- Lunch for the Day & Approx. 4 ltr water.
- Torch with extra batteries.
- Some dry snacks
- Extra Cloths like Full sleeve Shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, towel etc.
- Should wear good trekking shoes.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woollen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
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