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Manikgad lies on the western side of Mumbai Pune highway and is visible from the highway. Earlier history is not much known but the fort must have been a prominent one during Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja’s era. The fort was handed over to Mughals during the Purandar Treaty in 1665 AD. Later it was handed over Kanhoji Angre and later it was intermittently ruled by the Angre & Penshva. There are handful of historical items on the top which include a mortar grinder and a small shrine.
The trek is of easy grade with good endurance level. One needs about two and half hours to ascend and needs about half an hour to explore the top.
Odyssey Type: One day,
Difficulty Level: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium
Route: Pune (Rajaram Bridge) – University Circle – Nashik Phata – Chinchwad – Khopoli – Rasayani - Vadgaon
Distance From Pune: 125 Kms
Altitude: 572 meters ASL
05:30 Departure towards Manikgad,
Breakfast on the way
09:00 Arrival at trekking point,
Briefing & Trek starts
11:30 Summit & Exploration
12:15 Start Descending
14:15 Lunch & Start return journey after that.
16:30 Tea Break
19:00 Arrival at Pune
1) Water 2 liters or more
2) Good Rucksack with rain cover
3) Personal Medicines if any
4) ID Proof
1) Dry foods like: Chikki, Chocolates and cakes etc.
2) Extra Pair of clothes & sleepers/ floaters
3) Rain protection / wind cheater/ cap / scarf as per the weather.
4) Hand Towel
5) Sunscreen lotion / face wash
6) Camera or Binoculars