Places of Interest
There was a wall & gate but they are in ruins now
How to Reach
Manikpunj is a ruined uninhabited fort, 9.65 km. (six miles) south of Nandgaon and about 3.21 km, (two miles) northwest of the Kasarbari pass. Captain Briggs who visited the fort in 1818 describes it as a very low hill with an easy ascent. He noticed two miserable, looking gates and a bad wall running round the hill except for a space of about forty yards (36.47 metres), where the scarp was steep enough not to require fortifications, The wall as well as the gates are in ruins now. A large unfortified rock rose out of the middle of the fort, and filled the whole space, except a road of about fifteen paces all round between it and the wall. The water-supply was ample and continues to be so, in 1827 Clunes notes that Manikpunj fort was abandoned. In 1862 it was described as a natural stronghold provided with cisterns, Here is located the village of Manikpunj with 908 souls in 1971.