Info: Type: Hillfort Height: 1876 feet Base: Vadgaon village Difficulty level: Easy to Medium The time required: 3-3.5 hours
About: Manikgad is situated on a hill in North Konkan near Chawk and can be seen while traveling on Mumbai - Pune Highway. The fort has a couple of water cisterns and remains of settlements and fortification. The fort was used as a watchtower and offers a commanding view from the top of that region. Manikgad was built to look upon the trade route from Maval(Pune) to the coastal ports. This fort though looks easy requires high endurance and capacity of the trekker for a long walk. This fort is situated near Vaishali (Rasayani MIDC), which is 27 km from Panvel. This fort was built by Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre, to whom it was ceded in 1718 by Peshavas. The fort is in ruins. There is a big rock-cut cistern on the fort called "Darya take". There are a small Shiva linga and few small rock-cut cisterns. The Ganesh gate is the only standing structure on the fort. There is a circular trench cut in the rock meant for lime mixing. If the sky is clear nearby forts i.e. Karnala, Prabalgad, Chanderi, Malang gad, Irshalgad, Sendai, Lohagad, Visapur, Sankshi are seen.
Meeting Point: Panvel Bus Station at 07:30 am
Day 1: Sunday.
07:30 AM: Panvel Bus Station 09:00 AM: Reach Base village after Breakfast and Tea Introduction Round 10.00 AM: Star Trek 01.30 PM: Reach Top Explore the Fort and Lunch (Carried by self) 02.30 PM: Start Descending 05.30 PM: Reach Base Village 06.00 PM: Start our Return Journey 07.00 PM: Reach Panvel Station (Depend on the Traffic)
Local Train Time Table Thane - Panvel (S) 06:19 am Thane 06:27 am Airoli 06:36 am Koparkhairne 06:48 am Nerul 06:55 am Belapur CBD 06:59 am Kharghar 07:10 am Panvel
Train Time Table (Thane to Panvel) 06:19 am: Thane 06:48 am: Nerul 07:10am : Panvel
It Includes : Transport from Panvel to Panvel Breakfast and Tea Expertise.
Cost Excludes: Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks, etc. Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions.
Things to Carry : 4 lit water and Lunch for the day (Must) - Proper rain-gears like Umbrella / Raincoat / Windcheater (Must) - Packs things properly to protect from rain (Must) Torch with extra batteries (Must) Full sleeve T-shirts and full pant. (Must) Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must) Sunscreen, Mosquito repellant, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must) (For 1-day trek bedding is not needed) Proper Bedding like Sleeping Bag and Mat / 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets (Must) Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional) Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional) Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration. A haversack to put in all the things. Good to have stick for support. Identity Card
RULES: No smoking. No plastic littering. Wear full sleeves, full track suite for protection. Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek. Conserve and preserve our heritage. No deodorant / perfume. After the trek it's OK. We reserve all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice. No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding. Photographs were taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check-up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration, and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, etc should seek their physician's advice before coming.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund of the advance amount. If cancellation is done prior to 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that. If cancellation is done prior to 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that. No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment. All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury. You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure, etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. Refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms. Midas reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.