Ratangad is a hill fort near Ratan Wadi, This time we are going to ascend Vai Sandhan Valley and this is going to be exciting. Overlooking one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. The fort is about 2000 years old. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called Nedhe or Eye of the Needle. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara dam is built on this river.
Jewels of the fort Ratangad Height: 4255ft Approx Grade: Medium
Itinerary : Mumbai people please Catch 10.50 pm Kasara Local from CST and meet us at Kasara. 10.50 pm: CST 10:57 pm: Byculla 11:05 pm: Dadar 11:13 pm: Kurla 11:18 pm: Ghatkopar 11:34 pm: Thane 11:57 pm: Dombivali
01.30 am Start Journey to Ratanwadi. 04.30 am : Reach base village and rest. 06.00 am : Wake up call 07.00 am : Start trek after Breakfast and Tea. 09.30 am : Reach Top Explore Fort and Photography. 11.30 am : Start Descending 01.45 pm: Reach Base Village Lunch and Visit Amruteshwar temple. 03.00 pm: Start our Return Journey 06.00 pm: Reach Kasara 08.30 pm: Mumbai
Cost: 1100/- PP
Includes: Traveling from Kasara to Kasara Breakfast, Tea, and Lunch Expertise Charges.
Exclusions: Any food/beverages during travel Personal expenses Insurance of any kind Medical, Hospitalization, evacuation, and related expenses Any item not covered under inclusions
Things To Be carried: Identity proof (must) Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.(optional) A bottle of water (at least 2 Ltrs) Compulsory Windcheater (Compulsory) TORCH with extra batteries Cap, etc. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional) Camera(Optional) A good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters, extra clothes. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one's hands-free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas. Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Rules No Smoking, tobacco, and alcohol Be a group - it's not a race NO littering please...we are educated :) The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained