Trek to Ratangad

Location
:Ratangad, Nashik
Season
:Jul
Duration
:1 Day1 Night
Event Type
:Adventure
Level
:Moderate
Start From
:Pritam Hotel Dadar East
Ends
:Pritam Hotel Dadar East

Trek to Ratangad

Ratangad, Nashik
1 Day1 Night

Event Overview

“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.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Meet at Dadar
  • 23.00 pm - Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel Dadar East
  • 00.00 pm - Teen Haat Naka, Thane
Day 2 - Trek to Ratangad
  • 05.00 - Ratanwadi - Base Village
  • 06.00 - Rest inside bus
  • 06.20 - Breakfast & Introduction Round
  • 07.30 - Trek Starts
  • 10.30 - Reach Ratangad Fort and Caves
  • 13.00 - Explore the Fort
  • 14.00 - Lunch
  • 14.30 - Start Descending
  • 16.30 - Reach Base Village
  • 17.00 - Begin Return Journey
  • 23.00 - Reach Mumbai (Depending on Traffic)

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea

Adventure Activities

Trekking

Amenities

Firstaid
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 11.00 PM Drop Time: 11.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts.
  • Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
  • Electoral or GluconD powder.
  • Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits.
  • Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel.
  • Extra set of clothes.

Policy

Included

  • Transportation from Kasara – Ratangad - Kasara by Bus.
  • Veg Breakfast, Lunch , Evening Tea
  • Equipment, Expertise, guides charges and Organizer charges if any.

Excluded

  • 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

Terms & Conditions

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

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