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 lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time.
This fort offers fabulous views of majestic Sahyadri ranges. Right from Katrabai till Sandhan Valley. One of the most beautiful forts in Flowering September, Ratangad seems to shadowed by yellow Sonki Flowers.
Day 0: Saturday.
Pune people please catch 06.35pm Indrayani / 06.50pm - Maysuru-Ajmer Express from Pune station and alight at Kalyan and catch the below mentioned local from Kalyan.
Mumbai people please Catch 10.50pm 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
Day 1 : Sunday.
00:07 am: Kalyan
00:20 am: Titwala
00.40 am: Asangaon
01.18 am: Kasara
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
Traveling from Kasara to Kasara
Breakfast, Tea, and Lunch
Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks, etc.
Anything other than the above-mentioned inclusions.
Things to Carry :
3-liter water (Must)
Torch with extra batteries (Must)
Full sleeve T-shirts and full pants.(Must)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must)
Sunscreen, Mosquito repellant, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must)
Proper Bedding like Sleeping Bag and Mat / 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets (Must)
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
A haversack to put in all the things.
Good to have a stick for support.
No plastic littering.
Wear full sleeves, full track suite for protection.
Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek.
Conserve and preserve our heritage.
No deodorant / perfume. After the trek it's OK.
We reserve all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.
Trek leaders decisions will be final and binding.
Photographs were taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purposes.
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking.
While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check-up done.
If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problems including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration, and hypothermia.
Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, etc should seek their physician's advice before coming.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
No refund of the advance amount.
If cancellation is done prior to 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that.
If cancellation is done prior to 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that.
No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment.
All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.
You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. The refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms.
Midas reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.