Manikgad Fort is located on a hill in Manikgad village of Maharashtra. The fort is about 1,878 feet high and is impregnable from three sides. The upper part can be reached only from the south.
1) The Savna lake at the base of the fort is a good place to visit during the monsoon season. 2)
Food is available in the base village. You may want to carry your own food though, as the food served is not very good.
There are no caves or shelters atop the fort, or on the way to it. Accommodation must be arranged for in the base village.
It is advisable to carry your own water along with you as there are no sources of fresh water once you leave the base village of Vadgaon.
There are no prominently defined trek routes to reach the top of the citadel. We may need to hire a local villager as our guide to assist us in going through the trail.
Approx trek time : 2.5-3 hours
Availability of Night Trek : Available.
Base Camp : Vadgaon village
Days required for the trek : 1 day
Difficulty level : Easy to Medium
Height above sea level : 1876 feet
Nearest Airport : Pune
Nearest Railhead : Karjat Junction
Starting point of trek : From the village of Washivali a few minutes before the base village
Type : Hill fort
Rail: Local trains are availbale from Kalyan as well as from other major cities to Karjat. The frequency of trains is less but the trains ply on a regular basis.
Road: The fort is clearly visible while travelling across the old Mumbai-Pune Highway. Direct buses are available from Karjat to the base village of Vadgaon, or via the chowk.
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