Ratangad Fort Trek

ratangad fort trek
SHORT INFO

Type: Hill fort
Height: 4255 ft
Grade: Easy-Medium
Endurance: Medium
Base Village: Ratanwadi
Region: Kalsubai

Ratangad is located on the border of Ahmednagar and Thane District. It is believed to be part of Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar District. Ratangad fort is 175 kms and 185 kms away from Mumbai & Pune respectively. It is visited mostly during monsoon as many flowers in this region blossom around same time. Trek to Ratangad is fort is considered to be of Medium level as one has to counter some Water Streams and Slippery Patches to reach the top. The Eye of the Needle at the top is the main attraction of this fort.

Ratnagad also has four gates Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan & Trimbak. One may also find numerous Wells and Water Cisterns at the top. There are also 2 caves at the top. One with the Temple and the other one is used for stay. From this point, one can view various other forts of nearby region such as Alang, Madan, Kulang, Harishchandragad & Patta Fort.

ITINERARY

Day 0

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 1

We are Waiting for you

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.

Fun Introduction Round

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.

Ratangad, here we come!

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.

Yay, we are here!

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.

Lovely Rural Lunch

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.

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

INR 1100 + 5% GST

Inclusions:

● Transportation from Kasara Railway Station to Kasara Railway Station
● Breakfast and tea
● Lunch
● Expertise charges
● First aid Kit

Exclusions:

● Local train tickets.
● Anything not mentioned in Inclusions & GST

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the tour cost: 

● If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
● If cancellation done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.
● After that no refund will be provided.

 

 

 

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
 

RULES & FAQ

Rules

● In Mountains & Jungles, smoking attracts honeybees and one has to face dangerous "honeybee attack" where survival of the person is difficult, hence smoking is strictly prohibited.
● Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
● Leader's Decision will be Final and Binding.
● Small Steps Adventures reserves all the right to Change/ Deviate/ Cancel the plans without prior notice.
● Telephonic Confirmation for booking is Mandatory; if unable to contact us then send a text message and we will call you back.
● Please do not carry Handbags or Jholas or Sling bags on treks.
● Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we do not take any liability for the same.

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