Type: Hill fort Height: 4255 ft Grade: Easy-Medium Endurance: Medium Base Village: Ratanwadi Region: Kalsubai Ratangad is located on the border of Ahmednagar and Thane District. It is believed to be part of Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar District. Ratangad fort is 175 km and 185 km away from Mumbai & Pune respectively. It is visited mostly during monsoon as many flowers in this region blossom around the same time.
Trek to Ratangad is fort is considered to be of Medium level as one has to counter some Water Streams and Slippery Patches to reach the top. The Eye of the Needle at the top is the main attraction of this fort. Ratnagad also has four gates Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan & Trimbak. One may also find numerous Wells and Water Cisterns at the top. There are also 2 caves at the top. One with the Temple and the other one is used for a stay. From this point, one can view various other forts of the nearby region such as Alang, Madan, Kulang, Harishchandragad & Patta Fort.
We will leave on Saturday night by 10:50 pm CST - KASARA local which reaches Kasara at 1:18 am on Sunday.
Don't forget to buy return tickets of a local train.
We are Waiting for you - Meet at Kasara Railway Station at 1:30 am we will leave in our Transfer Vehicle to Ratanwadi; which is the base village of Ratangad Fort.
Fun Introduction Round - We will reach Ratnawadi Village by 4 am. Relax for a while; freshen up and begin the trek to Ratangad around 5:30 am before a brief Fun Oriented Introduction Round.
Ratangad; here we come! - Enjoy the uphill climb to Ratangad as you drench your feet in Water Streams and Mud. Don’t forget to help your fellow trekkers in tricky situations. As the trek is of 3 hours; we will have breakfast en route.
Yay; we are here! - We will reach Ratangad fort around 8:30 am. Savor the view and the chillness of the air this fort offers. Explore the fort; its caves; its doors; Water Cisterns and Wells and the sight it provides. We will start to descend by 10 am.
Lovely Rural Lunch - We will reach Ratanwadi village around 12 noon. Relax; freshen up and feast on the delicacies of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Dishes cooked by the villagers. Around 1:30 pm we will leave to Kasara Railway Station.
What an Amazing Experience! - We reach the Kasara Railway Station around 3 pm. Don’t forget to share your experience and feedback before bidding adieu.
You would be provided
Transportation from Kasara Railway Station to Kasara Railway Station
Breakfast and tea
First aid Kit
You need to carry
At least 2 liters of drinking water
Photo ID card; Torch is mandatory
Good trekking or sports shoes (Compulsory)
Some ready to eat food (plum cakes; biscuits)
Cap; camera; mobiles phones; socks; extra pairs of cloths; raincoat
Any personal medicine
Local train tickets.
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
Terms and Conditions
In mountains & jungles; smoking attracts honeybees and one has to face dangerous 'honeybee attack' where survival of the person is difficult; hence smoking is strictly prohibited.
Drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Leader's decision will be final and binding.
Please do not carry handbags or Jholas or Sling bags on treks.
Please do not carry or wear any valuables; ornaments; jewelry; etc. If carried; then we do not take any liability for the same.
Host reserves all rights to modify the experience without prior information; Dogether would not be responsible for the same.
If cancellation is done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
If cancellation is done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.