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Manikdurg FortHeight : 500 ft from MSL
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Konkan
District : Ratnagiri Grade : Medium
      Manikdurga is situated near Mandki village in Chiplun taluka. Thanks to the efforts of Archaeologist Sachin Joshi from Pune, the fort was discovered and its history revealed. The goods coming from the ancient port of Palshet were dispatched through trade routes safeguarded by Navtedurga, Kasardurga, Manikdurga, Bhairavgad, etc. Manikdurga is also known as “Durgecha Dongar” (The mountain of Durga).
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History :
      Manikdurga was a part of Vijaynagar Empire. Later Adilshah captured these forts and destroyed them completely, due to which the fort also faded from the memory of the people.
Fascinating Spots :

      On the top we find the temple of Sukai Devi. The remnants are scattered everywhere in the forests. On the water tank we find stone carvings of Yakshas. Due to dense tree cover, we can see birds and butterflies here.
Ways To Reach :
      Chiplun – Savarde – Mandki distance is at 27 km. The road to Mandki village goes from Savarde village on Mumbai – Goa highway. Savarde – Mandki distance is 7 km and Savarde station – Mandki distance is 2 km. From the Amba stop in Mandki, the road to the left takes us to the fort base.

The path to the fort goes through dense tree cover. It takes one hour to reach the top.
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Forts in the District of Ratnagiri
 Ambolgad  Bankot  Barvai  Bhavanigad
 Fattegad  Goa Fort  Gopalgad  Gowalkot
 Jaigad  Kanakdurg  Kolkewadi  Mahimatgad
 Mahipatgad  Mandangad  Manikdurg  Palgad
 Panhalekaji Fort  Purnagad  Rajapur Fort (British warehouse)  Rasalgad
 Ratnadurg  Satavali Fort  Sumargad  Suvarnadurg