The best way to reach the Panvel Station from Mumbai is by boarding the 06:00 hrs Karjat Fast Local from CST. For Thane travellers, board onto the 06:19 hrs train.
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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’.
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.
Mumbai travellers board the 06:00 hrs train from CST and reach Panvel by 07:18 hrs. Thane travellers board the 06:19 hrs train and reach Panvel by 07:10 hrs. By 07:30 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 ladnscapes and hilly terrains. Reach the fort and rejoice your accomplishment. Feast on your packed lunch atop the fort whilst catching surrounding views. Post lunch, begin your descent back down to the base village and reach back by 17:15 hrs. After sipping on evening tea with snacks you'll be dropped back to Panvel Station. Catch the train and reach back home by 20:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.
Your trip ends before nightfall.
Mumbai travellers board the 06:00 hrs Karjat fast local from CST and Thane travellers, board the 06:19 hrs train and reach Panvel by 07:20 hrs. By 07:30 hrs you'll be pick-up from the Panvel Station and you'll travel to the base village via share taxi, or tum tum. Today's package includes breakfast at the base village and some evening snacks before departing for the Panvel Station. Do carry a packed lunch from home to feast on when you reach the top of the fort. By 18:00 hrs you'll be dropped ba
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.
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.