Manikdurg-Fort

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

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 500 ft from MSL
  • Region:
  • Ratangiri
  • How to Reach:
  • Chiplun – Savarde – Mandki distance is at 27 km. The road to Mandki village goes from Savarde village on Mumbai – Goa highway. Savarde – Mandki distance is 7 km and Savarde station – Mandki distance is 2 km. From the Amba stop in Mandki, the road to the left takes us to the fort base. The path to the fort goes through dense tree cover. It takes one hour to reach the top.
  • Description:
  • Manikdurga is situated near Mandki village in Chiplun taluka. Thanks to the efforts of Archaeologist Sachin Joshi from Pune, the fort was discovered and its history revealed. The goods coming from the ancient port of Palshet were dispatched through trade routes safeguarded by Navtedurga, Kasardurga, Manikdurga, Bhairavgad, etc. Manikdurga is also known as “Durgecha Dongar” (The mountain of Durga).
  • History:
  • Manikdurga was a part of Vijaynagar Empire. Later Adilshah captured these forts and destroyed them completely, due to which the fort also faded from the memory of the people.