Night Trek to Ratangad Fort

:Ratangad Fort
:Jan - Feb
:1 Day1 Night
Event Type
Start From
:Kasara Railway Station
:Kasara Railway Station

Night Trek to Ratangad Fort

Ratangad Fort
1 Day1 Night

Event Overview

Ratangad is hill fort in the Sahyadris, near Bhandardara dam. The fort, initially ruled by the Mughals, was conquered by Shivaji Maharaj who loved it like a jewel! It is known to be more than 20 centuries old and is the origin of the enormous river Pravara, also known as Amrutvahini. It boasts of clear views of the Kalasubai peak and the Kokan-Kada (where the Sahyadris descend steeply into Konkan), thus becoming a trekker’s and photographer’s delight.

The 1000 year old Amruteshwar temple at Ratanwadi, the base village is a must visit. At the start of trek, the trails leads into a thick forest which will last for one hour. Then you come across long and firmly fitted series of 5 ladders which brings you to the enormous cave where around 50 people can be accommodated comfortably. On the way to the top, there are huge water tanks which trekkers use as a source of water. It is full almost throughout the year. Half an hour trek into knee deep grasses, we reach the top. At the top there is a giant hole caused by wind erosion called ‘The needle’. The view from there is spectacular. A perfect site for photography enthusiast.
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Event Details


Day 1 - Night Trek to Ratangad Fort
  • 10:50 pm - Board Kasara fast local from CST.
  • Move towards Ratangad
Day 2 - Night Trek to Ratangad Fort
  • 01:18 am - Gather at Kasara railway station and start journey to base village Ratanwadi in private vehicle.
  • 04:00 am - Reach base village. Have an introduction round followed by important instructions. Start trekking
  • 07:30 am - Reach the caves. Have breakfast and trek towards the ‘Needle’ point. Enjoy the beautiful views.
  • 09:00 am - Start descending.
  • 12:30 pm - Reach the base village and have lunch.
  • 01:30 pm - Start journey to Kasara in private jeep.
  • 03:30 pm - Reach Kasara and depart for home with the happy memories.


High Tea

Adventure Activities

Night Trek




Train, Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 01.00 AM Drop Time: 03.30 PM

Things To Carry

  • At least 2 ltrs of drinking water
  • Photo ID card, Torch is mandatory
  • Good trekking or sport shoes (Compulsory)
  • Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)
  • Electral/Tang powder/Glucose-D/salt
  • Cap, camera, mobiles phones, socks, extra pairs of cloths, raincoat
  • Any personal medicine



  • Transportation from Kasara to Kasara,
  • Breakfast and tea, Lunch,
  • Expertise charges and first aid.
  • GST


  • Local train tickets.
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’

Terms & Conditions

Trek leader's decision will be final and binding.
Organizer reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory; if unable to contact us then send a text message and we will call you back.
Please avoid wearing Gold jewelry.
Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited

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