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Material
Manikgad
 At a Glance
Trek Manikgad
Alias -
Type Hill Fort
District Karjat
Height above mean sea level 1876 feet
Base Village Vadgaon
Minimum Duration 1 Day
Region Karjat
Transport Reach Karjat by Local train.From Karjat take a direct bus to Vadgaon(frequency is less), or take a bus to Chowk and then take a six seater to Vadgaon.
Time to reach the top About 2 1/2 hours from the base
Water Availability Potable water isnít available at the top, so take water from Vadgaon
Best season to visit Any Time
Sights to visit Commanding view of Karnala pinnacle, Prabalgad, Irshalgad and savana lake.
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter No shelter is available on Manikgad
 Location

ManikgadManikgad is not a full fledged fort, it's similar to the mordern day check post. Manikgad is situated on a range that is isolated from the main sahyadri range. It can be seen while one is travelling on the old Mumbai - Pune highway.

Manikgad is situated in the north Konkan near Chowk village. To reach Manikgad one has to first get to Karjat by local trains from Mumbai/Kalyan. S.T. service is available to Vadgaon(base village) , however the frequency is quite less, otherwise one can reach Chowk village by S.T. bus or six seaters. From Chowk village auto rickshaws are available to Vadgaon. From Vadgaon 2 - 2Ĺ hours walk will take you to the top.

 
 Precaution

There is no water source on the way from Vadgaon to Manikgad . Hence it is necessary to carry ample amount of water. Also there is no place to stay on top of Manikgad.

 
 Sight Seeing
There is not much to see atop Manikgad. However it offers commanding view of the surrounding land. One can see the Karnala pinnacle, Prabalgad, Irshalgad. One can even take a look at the Savna lake at the base of Manikgad.
 
 Note
   All references regarding duration of trek and transport are given with respect to Kalyan
 Contact
   cdeepan@gmail.com                        Deepan Ashok Choudhary
   abhijit.avalaskar@gmail.com            Abhijit Ulhas Avalaskar
   Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005