Mangi Tungi, a twin-pinnacled peak, is located in Nashik district and is one of the lesser-known one-day hikes in Maharashtra.
Because of its religious importance, the local authorities have built steps from the bottom to the top. One has to climb these 3500 steps.
Primarily famous as a sacred place in Jainism, there are many temples at both the peaks dedicated to various deities of Hindu & Jain religions,
In 2016, a 108 ft tall Statue of Ahimsa was built, dedicated to the first Tirthankar Lord Rishabhanath. It holds the record for the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest Jain idol in the world.
Located near the Maharashtra & Gujarat border, it is relatively easy to reach here by both public & private transport.
The distance from Mumbai is around 300 km & takes about 6-7 hours to reach. Get Directions
The distance from Pune is around 350 km & takes approximately 7-8 hours to reach. Get Directions
The best way is to take a bus or a train from Mumbai & Pune to Nashik. Get down at Nashik & take a local bus or a shared taxi to Mangi Tungi. Many local buses & shared taxis run on this route because it is a famous pilgrimage site.
Read about Dhodap fort & Salher fort, the two other lesser known treks in Nashik region.
The difficulty of this trek is easy as one has to only climb the rock steps. It will take around 3-4 hours to reach the top and visit all the temples with ample breaks along the way.
After the first 1500 steps, you reach the base of the Statue of Ahimsa. Another 2000 steps will take you to the Mangi-Tungi diversion point; on the left, you will have Mangi & on the right, there is Tungi.
Both Mangi & Tungi peaks provide surreal views of the surrounding region; during winters & monsoons, clouds & fogs cover the entire area, which is a beautiful sight.
Note: If you want, you can pay INR 100 at the entry and take a car ride to the base of the statue, and the remaining 2000 steps you can climb on your own, thus saving time and energy.
The authorities advise you to take a walking stick because of the wild monkeys’ on the trail.
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