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Overnight Stay at Bhandardara is a unique experience which you may have never experienced till now with Ratangad Mountain Trekking the next day .Bhandardara is Surrounded by the Turquoise pristine water. Bhandardara is one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai, Pune & Nasik . This Place is always beautiful with its tranquil serenity and unspoiled nature. During monsoon and post-monsoon period, it's natural beauty increases much folds with numerous small & medium seasonal waterfalls and glowing greenery. Camping will be at the Lakeside with tents;2 sharing,3 sharing,4 sharing etc,We also have guesthouse stay in case of sudden rains. We will provide you BBQ in the evening and also offer you unlimited Starters!!. It will surely be a memorable experience for you.
Price Per Adult Rs. 2000/- (Without Transportation)
Cars can be booked from bhandardara to Ratangad and also while reaching trekking point from bhandardara to Ratangad.
If you are coming by local train then Public Transport like S.T Bus and Sharing Car(Balero) are available from Kasara Railway Station to reach Bhandardara.
Length: 1 day and 1 night stay and Trekking at Bhandardara. Height: 4255 ft above sea level Best season: Round the year Accommodation timing: You have to reach Bhandardara by 4 - 5 PM in the evening. Its a 1 day and 1 night stay arrangement.
Unlimited Veg and Non Veg Starters
Unlimited Veg, Non Veg and Jain Buffet Dinner
Bhandardara Check-in time: 5 PM (Day 1)
Bhandardara Check out time: 5 PM (Day 2)
Day 01: Arrival at Bhandardara & trekking
Arrive at Bhandardara by 4 -5 PM in the EVENING by own vehicle/other means. You can reach Igatpuri or Kasara and then take local transport (state transport bus or shared jeep) to reach Bhandardara.Having own vehicle is highly advisable. Enjoy evening snacks and also a walk at Bhandardara lakeside, Relish the delicious BBQ along with Scrumptious homemade dinner(Veg/Non Veg/Jain) will be served thereafter. Night stay at lakeside in tents.
Day 2: Trekking and return journey to Mumbai
Wake up early in the morning,get ready for trekking at Ratangad peak,Ratangad is 10 kms from bhandardara so you will be leaving bhandardara by 6.30am,breakfast will be given at bhandardara or on the way to kalsubai point. Ratangad trekking will take approx. 6 hrs to and fro.After finishing the trek you will be brought back to bhandardara,lunch will be provided at bhandardara,After relaxing for some time you can start your return journey to Mumbai or Pune and say Bid Adieu to Bhandardara.
Trek Details :- Trek Name :- Ratangad Trek Grade: Medium Endurance Level: Medium Location :- Ahmednagar
Located amidst the beautiful jungles of Western Ghat, Ratangad Fort is one of the most beautiful architectures to witness in the region and the best way to reach the fort is via trekking through the jungle trails.
Ratangad Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed a jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katrabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Geographically Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district. With views of the lake and highest mountains in Sahyadris looks very much lost in time
Ratangad has still the remains of the fort with bastions and stone walls.
Pravara River View of Kulang, Madan, Alang forts
Trek Itinerary :- 5.30 Am :- Wake Up Call, Freshen Up, Have Breakfast & Tea. 6.15 Am :- Introduction Round and brief about the rules and regulation to be followed by every trekkers and leave for Ratangad trek point. 7.00 Am :- Start the Trek 10:30 am Reach top, explore,take some rest. 11.00 Am :- Start Descending and reach base point. 2.00 Pm :- Reach the Base point and leave for bhandardara.
2.30pm-Reach Bhandardara,have lunch,take rest for sometime.
4.30 Pm :- Start the Return Journey to Mumbai,Pune.
Trek Cost Excludes :- 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
Night stay at Dormitory rooms/tents placed in shaded area.
1 evening snacks and Tea,Evening Unlimited Starters ( Veg and Non Veg Both) , 1 Dinner (Veg ,Non Veg and Jain),1 Lunch & 2 breakfast
Dome Tent Stay
Pick up/ drop facilities (Paid)
First Aid Kit
Anything not included in inclusion
Bottled water, extra food, extra bed etc. and any other cost which is personal in nature
Medical & Travel insurance
Igatpuri/Kasara to Bhandardara gaon campsite transportation or any other transportation.
Night stay at Dormitory rooms/tents placed in shaded area.
1 evening snacks and Tea, Evening Unlimited Starters ( Veg and Non Veg Both) , 1 Dinner (Veg ,Non Veg and Jain),1 Lunch & 1 breakfast
Guide Expertise charges
Terms and Conditions (Including age limit for entry, refund policy)
100% amount to be paid in advance to book the trip.
If the booking is canceled 10 days or before the event date then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
If the booking is canceled 5 days before the event date then no refunds will be given.
Disclaimer: The tour is weather based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last minute alterations if weather conditions deteriorate. Payment once done is non refundable. Trek Leader Decision will be final. No argument will be entertained Visionesta Events reserves the right to change/deviate/cancel the plan without any prior notice. Participants Safety is the prime concern for us and will not compromise for the same. Registration Form should be filled up after the registration is done, so we will have the emergency contact database. Visionesta Events is not Responsible for any baggage or personal belonging loss/damage and participant are responsible for the same. As one of the highest peaks along the western ghats in Maharashtra,
Terms and Conditions: 1) Holiday/ Accident Insurance is not the liability of Mapping Journeys or any person/s representing mapping Journeys. Each adult will be asked to sign the liability waiver. 2) Mapping Journeys program plans and itineraries are subject to change or adjustment based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, route conditions, weather, terrain, and many other factors. Mapping Journeys has complete discretion to change plans to accommodate any of these or other factors, including discretion to change program schedule or itinerary, and change guides or staff, as necessary for the proper and safe conduct of the program. We reserve the right to cancel any program due to inadequate signups, weather or route conditions. 3) All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the exploration. 4) Mapping Journeys is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind, to any person or property, suffered by any participant whether by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, of mapping Journeys including injury or loss incurred whilst participating in any activity of Mapping Journeys or in any activity in which participants are invited to participate.
Things to Carry:
Valid Photo ID Proof (Aadhar Card/Driving License)
Water bottle (2 litres each person)
Mosquito Repellent Cream
Extra Set of Clothes
Compulsory Torch with Extra batteries
Blankets or (Chaddar)
Electoral 1 pack
Medicine if required
Portable Mobile Charger
Torch with extra batteries
Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
Wind Cheater and Good trekking shoes
Extra pair of clothes, socks
Cap, Camera as Optional
1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D Medications if required for individual
Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
FAQs about the event
Place to stay-Bhandardara Guesthouse
How to get to the venue (incase travel is not included) How to reach Bhandardara:
To reach Bhandardara you need to reach either Kasara Station from ghatkopar or dadar if not travelling by your own car. Kasara to Bhandardara distance is 60 km and Igatpuri to Bhandardara distance is 45 km by road. You will get state transport buses from railway station or you can hire share jeep and private car also. From kasara it will take around 2 hours to reach Bhandardara.
If you are coming via your private transport then you can follow the below route to reach Bhandardara Mumbai > Igatpuri > Ghoti (Turn right) > Pimpalgaon (Turn right) > Bhandardara Dam
Before you come please understand the following facts about Bhandardara weekend lakeside camping:
Useful Facts about Bhandardara Stay
Ample parking facilities are available for vehicles
The place is safe & secure as camp organizers & caretakers are local and they will be available 24*7
Q. Hi, I want bhandaedara camping alongwith trekking to any one of the peaks Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katrabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Kindly let me know which one is the best for 31 Dec-1 Jan
10:38 AM, 12 Dec, 2018
A. Thanks for writing for us. All the listed events are special and good in its own way. Please go throw the event page and book tickets for the event which is convenient to you. Regards EH