Night Trek to Ratangad Fort

Location
:Ratangad Fort
Season
:Oct
Duration
:1 Day1 Night
Event Type
:Adventure
Level
:Moderate
Start From
:Kasara Railway Station
Ends
: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

Schedule

Day 1 - Night Trek to Ratangad Fort
  • We will leave on Saturday night by 10.50 pm CST - KASARA local which reaches Kasara at 1.18 am on Sunday. Don't forget to buy return tickets of local train.
Day 2 - Night Trek to Ratangad Fort
  • Meet at Kasara Railway Station at 1:30 am we will leave in our Transfer Vehicle to Ratanwadi, which is the base village of Ratangad Fort.
  • We will reach the Ratnawadi Village by 4 am. Relax for a while, freshen up and begin the trek to Ratangad around 5:30 am before a brief Fun Oriented Introduction Round.
  • Enjoy the uphill climb to Ratangad as you drench your feet in Water Streams and Mud. Don’t forget to help your fellow trekkers in tricky situations. As the trek is of 3 hours, we will have breakfast en route.
  • We will reach Ratangad fort around 8:30 am. Savour the view and the chillness of the air this fort offers. Explore the fort, its caves, its doors, Water Cisterns and Wells and the sight it provides. We will start descend by 10 am.
  • We will reach Ratanwadi village around 12 noon. Relax, freshen up and feast on the delicacies of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Dishes cooked by the villagers. Around 1:30 pm we will leave to Kasara Railway Station.
  • What an Amazing Experience!
  • We reach Kasara Railway Station around 3 pm.
  • Don’t forget to share your experience and feedback before bidding adieu.

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea

Adventure Activities

Night Trek
Trekking

Amenities

Firstaid
Guide
Transport

Transportation

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

Policy

Included

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

Excluded

  • 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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