Type: Hill fort
Region: Baglan Thehsil
Base Village: Bhilwadi
Height: Mangi Peak 4343 ft, Tungi Peak 4366 ft.
Water: No water facility on the fort route, one has to carry water from the base village
Food: Food can be arranged at the base village Bhilwadi
Accommodation: Availabe at Dharamsala.
Situated in Baglan tehsil, about 150 Kms from Nashik, Mangi Tungi is described as siddhakshetra which means it is a gateway to the state of enlightenment. The mythological tales assure those who are religiously inclined & who are seeking the path of enlightenment that more than 90 crore saints & celebraties such as Lord Rama & Lord Krishna had attained Moksha, the enlightenment at Mungi Tungi . Lord Krishna breathed his last & jettisoned his material body in the same area. It is further believed that his elder brother Balram, came out of the state of deep mourning after Lord Krishna’s death & received paramadnyana, ultimate knowledge which further helped him attain enlightenment at Mungi Tungi only.
Apart from the religious importance of the place, Mangi Tungi boasts of a rich heritage value. Mangi & Tungi are actually the names of two peaks situated close to each other. Mangi peak is 4343 feet high while Tungi is 4366 feet high from the sea level. The 4500 steps which lead one to the foot of the peaks where several important monuments of immense historical & religious value stand amidst breath-taking majesty of mother nature also assure the visitors instant reduction of flab gathered around their tummies. Hundreds of caves with idols of deities & sages, carved from the mountain rock, in them are the main highlight of the place. Near Mangi peak there are several caves named after deities & sages who were liberated there such as Seeta , Mahaveer , Adinath , Shantinath , Parshwanath & Ratnatrya. Their idols in yogic postures are found in the caves. In Balabhadra cave too there are several idols in similar positions. The tourists find many huge idols in the open also. Krishna Kunda is close to the Tungi peak where Lord Krishna was believed to have been cremated. Other caves house the idols of Lord Rama & his dear & near ones.
How to Reach:
By Train: Nearest railway station is Manmad and from there by taxi or bus
By Road: 451 km from Mumbai to Mangi via Shirdi, Nashik.
Places to see nearby:
Fort of Kanchanpur
Fort of Mulher which has many big tanks of water, many temples
Caves of Dongaria Deo.
Tribal festival (Mela) is organized here on Margshirsh 15 every year.