• Trip introduction

    This Manikgad trek takes you to the rain soaked hills of Maharashtra whilst offering any adventure loving city dweller the perfect combination of thrill, beauty and history. Conducted over a single day this adventure takes you through gorgeous moss covered landscapes and vast patches of green vegetation as you traverse through the mountainous interiors of Raigad. With a layer of forests, this trek follows a scenic route which only gets prettier as you approach the fort. ‘Manik’ which means ‘precious beads,’ is an 18th century hill-fort constructed by the Maratha Navy to oversee and protect the trade route. Despite having an interesting history – what makes this journey so enriching is also the beauty this fort exudes. Although in ruins, it shows you the perfect blend of nature and history. Moreover, once you reach the top, you’ll also get to catch sight of breathtaking views of neighboring forts, mountain ranges and more.

    Easy to reach and yet highly exhilarating in its experience – this trek is the ideal for anyone looking for quick but rich escape.


    Standing at a height of 1663 feet, the Manikgad Fort is a mountain fortress and temple that is situated in the mountains of Maharashtra, near Vashivali, 27 kms from Panvel. As it surrounded by rolling hills and thick patches of greenery – from atop the fort beautiful views of popular neighboring forts can be seen, such as Karnala, Prabalgad, Chanderi, Sondai and Lohagad amongst many others.

    Apart from emitting an interesting history this fort is known for its intrinsic interiors. From having the ‘Maha Darwaji’ with inscriptions of Lord Ganesha on it, this fort also holds a small temple and a ‘Chunyacha Ghana’.

    Destination highlights

    Escape from the city and retreat into the nature ridden hills of Maharashtra through the Manikgad trek. | Combine your love for adventure with history during this journey. | Pass through scenic landscapes. | Trek upto an high altitude fort in just one day! | Spot many famous neighboring forts.

    Activity Details




    5 kms

    6 hrs

    5 kms

    Trip details
  • Trek to the Manikgad Fort!

    Reach Bisleri Factory, Andheri by 05:50 hrs meet the team and move towards the base village. Once you reach, feast on some breakfast and refreshments while undergoing a briefing session. You will then begin your trek towards Manikgad. During your journey, you'll pass through beautiful landscapes and hilly terrains. Reach the fort and rejoice your accomplishment. Begin your descent back down to the base village and reach back by 16:30 hrs for a late lunch. Then you'll be dropped back to Bisleri factory by 21:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 Milestone



    05:50 AM



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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 10 days or more before the departure of the Manikgad trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 5 days or more before the departure of the Manikgad trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 5 days before the departure of the Manikgad trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next and is applicable for all cancellations.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Manikgad trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times during the Manikgad trek.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments during the Manikgad trek.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times during the Manikgad trek.

    Taking photos or selfies near the edges of cliffs is not allowed during the Manikgad trek.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins after the Manikgad trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The pick-up time for the Manikgad trek is at 07:30 hrs from the Panvel Station and the drop-off time is at 18:00 hrs at the same place.

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Manikgad trek Travel Trikon cannot be held responsible.

    The Manikgad trek is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of the trek due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.
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    • Manikgad trek Maharashtra Mumbai Trekking Adventure Travel Destinations Mountains
    • Manikgad trek Maharashtra Mumbai Trekking Adventure Travel Destinations Mountains
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Transport from Mumbai to Mumbai in private non AC bus

    • Breakfast and lunch 
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes


    • Train transport to and from Panvel

    • Packed lunch
    • Additional meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket/Raincoat
    • Comfortable trekking clothing, long sleeved t-shirt and pants
    • Trekking shoes with good grip
    • Socks
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Gloves
    • Windcheater
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry and watches
    • Hard luggage
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Jholas or sling bags

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Any equipment for the trek, if required

    You need to get

    • Packed lunch
    • Backpack
    • 2 ltr waterbottle
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Dry Snacks
    • Sunblock
    • Toiletries
    • Light towel
    • Camera
    • Torch with batteries
    • Extra money
    • ID proof
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap
    • Enerzal powder/Glucon D
    • Clean napkin/small towel
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Packed lunch

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.