Level: Medium Height : 4255 feet ASL (Approx) Type: Hill Fort Duration: One Day ---------------------------------------------- Cost: Members Rs.1200/-*pp Non-Member Rs. 1300/-*pp ----------------------------------------------- Trek Date: 4 August 2019 (Leaving 3 August Night) Meeting Point: Dadar station Mumbai people meeting point Dadar Station and Pune people meeting point kasara Station (11.30 pm) Evening Train: 8.52 pm CStm Kasara
Cost Includes* ~ Kasara to Kasara by Pvt Jeep ` Tea, Breakfast, Lunch ~Stay Camping
Cost Excludes* ~ Train ticket ~ Personal Expenses ~ Any kind of Insurance ~ Personal Car Parking
Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed 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, Katarabai, 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. At the base of this fort is the ancient Lord Shiva (Amurteshwar) temple. About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high-class architecture Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water sources. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left, one can see Rani mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close...
Things to Do/Carry
~ Photo Identity Card- Must ~ Water bottle minimum 1 liter or more ~ Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must ~ Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits, etc ~ Medicines as required ~ Extra Pair of clothes Towel and napkin, ~ Good trekking shoes or Canvas shoes ~ Rain cheater for those who don't want to wet ~ Advise wearing Track pant and T-shirt
Things to avoid ~ Wearing Gold and other ornaments ~ Sandals/ Slippers ~ Alcohol / Cigarette ~ Plastic Bag (Only if need protection from water) ~ Wearing Shorts, thin and tight cloths ~ Hand Bags ~ Overload bag and things
Our Motto Safety, Trek, Teamwork, Adventure, Enjoyment, Exploration and Conservation
Reach Kasara 23.05 Travel to samrad village Pvt vehicle reach around 2 am Rest 6.15 am wake up call 6.30 am Breakfast 07.45 am Brief and start the trek 11.00 pm Reach Top enjoy and explore 12.15pm Start Descend 2.45 pm lunch 3.45 start travel to Kasara station 6.18 Kasara fast local reach Mumbai 20.35
Note: ~ Email /Whatsapp Confirmation is compulsory with payment for booking with your details (Name, Age, Gender, Email Id, Contact Number, Location, Emergency contact no. and Photo Id Number)
~ Cost in INR valid for Indian Nationals ~ International Tourist, trekkers call for the cost
~ Registration will be on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS for the first 50 registrations only.
~ Anyone above 10 years can Join the Trek
~ Please book your seat (name) well in advance and reconfirm the time and date on the day of departure on the phone because the program may change due to unavoidable circumstances.
~ Bookings for all treks shall close a day before the event date. Bookings shall strictly be on a first come first serve basis.
~ Each participant shall carry things as above (Please read Things to Carry) for every trek.
~ The leader's decision will be final and all the members should abide by it. Trek leaders have the authority to alter/modify the program/route without intimation.
~ We all are committed to keeping the trail clean and urges all participants to help the cause by not littering during the trek. Keep all the waste with you and even if you find some waste, collect it and deposit at the base village at the end of the trek. Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.
~ Participants should inform the leaders if they suffer from any heart ailments, blood pressure, asthma, etc. If the leaders are not informed and any untoward incident takes place, neither the leaders nor MY MERA INDIA Team will be held responsible.
~ Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any mishaps/accidents during the program. Or compensation in whatsoever manner.
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~ My Mera India reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.
~ Please read above Instructions/ rules and regulations Carefully. You are bound by the same.
~ Print and leave a copy of this mail at home, with a friend or relative or inform about the event in case of Emergency.
~ If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.