Overview

A beautiful fort in Ahmednagar, which gives you a perfect spot for trekking is on everyone's bucket list. Ratangad Fort is a historic fort that is at an elevation of 4255 ft. Located in the western ghat, this extraordinary fort is around 23 km from Bhandardara. 

Ratangad trek is an easy to moderate level trek. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach the Ratangad fort. You will have a stimulating trekking experience, and it will energize your entire mind and body. There are many routes for trekking to the Ratangad fort, and the most popular is the route from Ratanwadi village. While trekking, you will come across various caves, which visitors use for camping. You can sit with your group inside the caves and enjoy the local food.

When you reach the final destination that is the Ratangad fort, you will see a mesmerizing beauty from the top. You can witness a 360-degree panoramic view of several mountains. You can view the scenic beauty of all the mighty mountains and forts like Alang, Madan, Kulang, Harishchandragad, and many more. Not only this but there is an astonishing view of the Bhandardara lake which will be a treat for your eyes. You can view the mesmerizing cliff in front of you as you walk at the edge of the fort. 

You can have an uninterrupted view of the Sahyadri mountains. The splendid and gradual sunset is a major attraction here. You can also feel the strong wind everywhere which will rejuvenate your mind and soul. 

In monsoons, there is fresh greenery everywhere surrounding the fort and the trek area. Climbing the hill amidst the lush greenery is surreal. You can also witness the gorgeous waterfalls while trekking.

In winters, the dense forest is filled with fog, and you can also view the vagrant white running clouds. There are also various flowers seen in the winter.

If you want to have an adventurous trip and spend time in the lap of nature, then you should experience the Ratangad fort trek.


RatangadTrek Information:

  • Ratangad Height:  1296m (4255ft)
  • Ratangad Trail: Combination of forest trail and iron ladders.
  • Ratangad Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Ratangad Trek Endurance: Moderate
  • Ratangad Trek Length: Approx. 6 km
  • Ratangad Trek Location: Ratanwadi, Maharashtra 415407
  • Ratangad Trek Best Time: June to February
  • Ratangad Distance from Mumbai: 178 km
  • Ratangad Distance from Pune: 175 km

Batches : 

  • July: 5th-6th August 2021

Event Fees:

  • Mumbai: Rs 1400/-
  • Pune: Rs 1200/- 
  • Base Village: Rs 699/-

Mumbai Pickup: Borivali, Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Ghatkopar, Thane, Kalyan, Kasara )

Pune Pickup: Bank of Maharashtra (SB Road), Kasarwadi )

1 Night 1 Day Available on request Ratangad Fort, Bhandardara
Calendar
Itinerary

MUMBAI-

  • 10:00 PM: Report at Borivali national park
  • 10:00 PM- 11:45 PM: Pickups from Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Ghatkopar, Thane, Kalyan, Kasara
  • 05:30 AM: Reach base village and breakfast
  • 06:00 AM: Start our trek to the summit
  • 09:30 AM: Reach Ratangad
  • 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Relax and explore the fort
  • 10:30 PM: Start descending via the same route
  • 02:30 PM: Reach Base Village
  • 03:00 PM: Have Lunch 
  • 03:30 PM: Depart for Mumbai
  • 11:00 PM: Reach Mumbai

 

PUNE-

  • 08:00 PM: Report at SB Road
  • 08:30 PM: Pickups from Kasarwadi
  • 05:00 AM: Reach base village and breakfast
  • 06:00 AM: Start our trek to the summit
  • 09:30 AM: Reach Ratangad
  • 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Relax and explore the fort
  • 10:30 PM: Start descending via the same route
  • 02:30 PM: Reach Base Village
  • 03:00 PM: Have Lunch 
  • 03:30 PM: Depart for Pune
  • 11:00 PM: Reach Pune

Inclusion :

  • Travel from Pune / Mumbai by Private bus as per govt COVID guidelines
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (Veg Thali)
  • Guide Charges.
  • Entry Charges.
  • Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Charges.

Exclusion :

  • Travel till pickup points
  • GST (5%)
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • 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 roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Insurance

Things to do:

  • Kalsubai peak: The highest peak of the Sahyadri range which is visible from the Ratangad fort is the best place for you to visit. This place has a lot to offer, from beautiful views to adventurous trekking experiences to waterfalls during the trek. It is a must-visit place near Ratangad.
  • Bhandardara: Bhandardara is a popular hill station in Igatpuri and is around 190 km from Mumbai. This place has lush greenery everywhere. It is a perfect place for you to chill and have a relaxing day. There are even many places for you to visit such as Arthur lake, waterfalls, etc. 
  • Amruteshwar Temple: It is a very beautiful temple carved of stones. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Amruteshwar temple is located in Ratanwadi village. People visit this place to view the beautiful temple and its ancient beauty. 

Pickup points :

Mumbai :

  • 10:00 PM: Borivali National park
  • 10:00 - 10:30 PM: Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra
  • 10:45 PM: Sion circle
  • 11:15 AM: Ghatkopar 
  • 11:30 PM: Teen hath Naka, Thane
  • 12:00 AM: Kalyan
  • 01:00 AM: Kasara

Pune :

  • 08:00 PM: SB Road
  • 08:30 PM: Kasarwadi

Return Arrival:

  • 11:00 PM at Borivali on Sunday.
  • 11:00 PM at  SB Road on Sunday.

Payment Details :

UPI ID: 7387523876@upi

Net banking :

  • Name- RAJBALA YADAV
    Bank Name - HDFC BANK 
    ACC No.- 50100308491863
    IFSC code- HDFC0002501
  • Name- NITIN YADAV
    Bank name - PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK 
    ACC No.- 0530001500002688
    IFSC code- PUNB0053000

Please send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp 8850043643 for confirmation, we will then share a form for the final booking procedure.


COVID Guidelines :

  • Mask and maintaining social distance with others are mandatory throughout the trip.
  • Buses will be fully sanitized before use.
  • Carrying your own sanitizers, gloves, face shield and mask is compulsory.
  • Food will be freshly cooked and packed as per WHO guidelines.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets can be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

Trekhievers Policies:

  • Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
  • A detailed schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants on the WhatsApp group.
  • Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule if required.
  • Organizers hold the right to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
  • We strictly follow a no alcohol, no drugs, and no litter policy.

Disclaimer: 

The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.

 

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