Ratan means Jewel in Hindi and thus the name 'Ratangad', the 'Jewel Fort'. The Ratangad fort is situated on the banks of the famous Bhandardara lake in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra at a height of 4255 feet above sea level.
The trek has numerous highlights from the very starting point of the road ahead. Here is situated a 1200-year-old Amruteshwar Temple known for its high-class architecture. The trail starts from the left side of the Pravara river, exactly opposite the Amruteshwar temple.
Ratangad has still the remains of the fortress with bastions and stone walls. The trail is a mix of forest patches and ladders. Huge caves carved on the top are the best places for accommodation. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as a water source.
The view from the topmost point on the fort is mesmerizing. You can get a complete 360-degree panoramic view from this point. Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Bhandaradara dam (Arthur Lake), Harishchandragad, Sandhan Valley, Ratangad Khutta offer some breathtaking views.
The height of Fort: 4,255 feet approx. District: Nashik Trekking Grade: Easy to Moderate Endurance Grade: Moderate Duration: 3 hours ascent and 2 hours descent Age group: Min 10 yrs
Day 0 : Friday
12:00 PM departure from Hyderabad (Non Ac Sleeper train)
Day 1 : Saturday
08:00 AM - Reach base village Starting the Trek
Day 2 : Sunday
05:30 AM start exploring the Fort complex Visit Sandhan Valley Reverse Waterfall Reach Pune railway station by 07:00 pm
Day 3 : Monday
8:00 AM back to Hyderabad
Price - Rs. 3500/- only (Including Transportation + Local Transportation + Food + Accommodation + Club Fund + GST)
P.S.- Trek will begin if there are more than 8 attendants.
Reserve your spot now by paying a token amount of INR 1500/-
You can pay via Paytm/ Gpay /UPI [masked] Raghu Rvd
1) To & Fro Train Tickets (Non AC Sleeper Class) 2) Local Transport 3) Accommodation 4) Saturday Dinner 5) Sunday Breakfast 6) First Aid Kit
Things to Bring :
Water bottles Trekking shoes Track pants swim shorts & extra pair of inner garments. Sleeping bag 2 half sleeve tee shirts Toiletries ( Brush , tooth paste, soap ,shampoo etc) Sun screen Sun glasses Hat or cap as it will be hot afternoons Electrolyte or glucose A strong Back-Pack (preferably water proof). Camera Any medications physician prescribed 2 emergency note with your name ,address, emergency contact number. Photo Id proof. Loads of energy
a) Smoking and consumption of alcohol are prohibited. b) Separate accommodation for Male and Female participants. c) No littering d) It's not a luxury trip. Be prepared to push your limits. e) Everyone has to carry equipment, tent, and mats along with them throughout the trek. (return them after the event) f) Event Hosts have all the rights to add or remove any member and do necessary changes in route, activity, time, duration depending on the strength composition of the team and weather conditions.
Guidelines: we strictly follow -leave no trace policy ( even if its a banana peel / or and orange peel ) no trace should be left.
* We try to make the travel arrangements as perfectly as possible but it doesn't happen every time and we have to seek immediate alternate mode of transport , if you are a person who doesn't like to adjust we suggest you not RSVP.
* This is a Trek not a tour guide program if you are a person who doesn't like to adjust we suggest you not RSVP.
Please be at the meetup point 30 mins before .
It is your complete responsibility to be careful throughout the trek .
PS: Tickets once booked cannot be cancelled. But they can be transferred to your friends. ---------------------------------------