• Name of the Fort:
  • Manikgad
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Medium
  • Endurance Level:
  • Medium

About Fort

  • Height Of Fort:
  • 1,878 feet
  • District:
  • Raigad
  • Base Village:
  • Manikgad
  • Description:
  • The fort was not actually a fort, it was more like a vestige of a few standing structures. The first door to the fort was completely destroyed. The second door, was atleast, looking like a door, and had a sculpture of a Ganesha inscribed on it. There are total four water tanks, two on the way, two on the top, with the one tank resembling the size of a huge swimming pool. There was a small temple on the top, unfortunately, with no deity inside. The God/Goddess idol was probably stolen by invaders.From Mumbai, Manikgad is an ideal 1 day trek. It takes 2.5 Hrs to reach top from the base Vadgaon. It has 2 routes to reach the top. One is through the nali which is steep and adventurous. Another easy route from the back side is a longer route. The top has many water cisterns, dilapidated structures, remains of entrance door and a small temple. The top offers a good view.