Rantangad is located in the Ahamadnagar district. It's base village is Ratanwadi. The fort is about 400 years old. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. It is also known as Jewels of the fort. It is on the boundary of Ahmadnagar and Thane districts. The fort is origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara dam(arthar dam) is built on this river. From the top of the fort neighboring forts like Alang, kulang, Madan gad, Harishchandragad, Patta are seen easily. The view of the entire Bhandardara dam( Lake Arthur) gives sheer pleasure. There are many rock-cut water cisterns on the fort. Some of them store potable water throughout the year. There is a natural hole in the mountain top probably caused by wind erosion. It is 10 feet high and 60 feet wide. Due to its shape, it is called Nedhe (or eye of the needle in Marathi).
Fort: Ratangad Base Village: Rantwadii District & Region: Ahmad Nagar Category: Trek Height: 4255 feet Grade: Easy Endurance: Easy Duration: 2 Days
Itinerary: 10:30 pm Dadar Pritam Da Daba 11:45 pm Nitin Company Thane 5:00 Am Reach Base Village 6:00 Am introduction round & start trek 10:00 am Reach on top and had lunch 10:30 am explore the fort 11:30 am Start descend 3:30 pm reach base village 4:00 pm return to Mumbai 9:00 pm reach to Mumbai (Depend on traffic)
THINGS TO CARRY - Backpack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has one's hands-free while trekking. -Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags. -Please wear full sleeves t-shirts and long pants. -Identity proof (must).Torch with extra batteries. -Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, lunch, etc. -1 packet of electoral, enerzal, gluon-D -Two liter Water. -Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. - Medicine those if you require usually. -Odomos gel or cream to avoid mosquitoes or insects. - Bear good trekking shoes. -Winchester/Raincoat -One set cloth
Transport Breakfast in the morning Local guide Mumbai Mountain Hiker expertise charges. First Aids. Forest Department fee
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.