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Ratangad Fort Trek

 Mumbai    1 Nights/1 Day 140 people interested today
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Duration
1 Nights/1 Day
Experience
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Start Point
CST/Kasara
Finish Point
CST/Kasara
Trip Code
O525A1026
Group Size
5 to 15 people
Language
English, Hindi, Marathi
Grade
Moderate
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Overview

Ratangad is a hill fort near Ratan Wadi, This time we are going to ascend Vai Sandhan Valley and this is going to be exciting. “Ratan” means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. Geographically Ratangad is on the banks of Bhandardara lake in Ahmednagar district at a height of 4255 feet above sea level. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time.

A 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors, is at the base of this fort. Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Caves on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accommodate 25 people at a time. Water cistems are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left; one can see Rani Mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. This side has also some fortification left, but most of it is damaged. Climbing up on the northern side, one can see natural orifice (hole in rock, locally called nedhe) in the rock face, mostly made by wind. Strong winds can be experienced at this orifice. Decend to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khutta Pinnacle via Trimbak Darwaja.

Itinerary:

Saturday:

  • Start Journey from CST towards Kasara by last local train by 00:10 am which reaches Kasara by 02:45 am.

Sunday:

  • Further proceed to base village. Reach Samrad by 06:00 am. Freshen Up and have break-fast.
  • After Introduction and briefing session, start ascending the Trimbak Darvaja.
  • Reach at the top by 11:00 am.
  • Explore the Cave and the Fort and enjoy the picturesque of the Ratangad “Nedha”.
  • Have Lunch and start descending to Ratanwadi.
  • En-route visit Amruteshwar Temple and proceed back to Kasara.

Inclusions

 

  • Transportation from Kasara To Kasara
  • Breakfast, lunch & refreshment
  • Expertise and guide charges

 

Exclusions

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.

Important Info

  1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
  3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
  4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
  5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  6. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.

Things to carry : Id Proof Compulsory

  1. Lunch / Dinner as per schedule.
  2. Water Bottle (2 Liters Compulsory)
  3. Electral Powder / Energy bars / Dry Snacks (dry fruits. biscuits, plum cakes etc).
  4. Good grip quality trekking shoes – Must (Please check soles of your shoes and get them stitched if necessary).
  5. Personal Medication / First Aid kit
  6. Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
  7. Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. (as per season)
  8. Proper Backpack to carry all these things (No handbags, duffle bag or jholas)
  9. Camera (Optional)
  10. Rainwear (Jacket / Ponchos ) or Winter wear (Jackets, warmers or sweaters) – (as per season).
  11. Carry your own glass, bowl, spoon and plate (if necessary)
  12. Extra Pair of Clothes (as per schedule)
  13. Sleeping bag / mat / bedsheet (as per schedule)
  14. Slippers (optional – at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax).

 

Things to carry : Id Proof Compulsory
Lunch / Dinner as per schedule.Water Bottle (2 Liters Compulsory)Electral Powder / Energy bars / Dry Snacks (dry fruits. biscuits, plum cakes etc).Good grip quality trekking shoes – Must (Please check soles of your shoes and get them stitched if necessary).Personal Medication / First Aid kitToiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. (as per season)Proper Backpack to carry all these things (No handbags, duffle bag or jholas)Camera (Optional)Rainwear (Jacket / Ponchos ) or Winter wear (Jackets, warmers or sweaters) – (as per season).Carry your own glass, bowl, spoon and plate (if necessary)Extra Pair of Clothes (as per schedule)Sleeping bag / mat / bedsheet (as per schedule)Slippers (optional – at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax).

Cancellation

  • 100% refund if cancelled before 30 days
  • 75% refund if cancelled before 15 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 7 days
  • No refund after that
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