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Description

Ratangad


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 Sahyadris looks very much lost in time


At the base of this fort is 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 of our ancestors.
Ratangad has still the remains of fort with bastions and stone walls. Cave on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accomodate 25 people at a time. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. 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. This side has also some fortification left, but most of it is damaged. Climbing up on the northern side, one can see natural orifice (hole in rock, locally called nedhe) in the rock face, mostly made by wind. This orifice is big enough to be seen from base of the fort and can accommodate about 6-7 people at a time. Strong winds can be experienced at this orifice. Climbing down the nedhe to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khuta pinnacle via tryambak Darwaza.


 


Travel Itinerary:-


Day 0: Saturday, 8th July 17


Meeting Point : Pritam Hotel Dadar East @11:30pm
Pickup Point : Nitin Company Junction , Thane @12:00am


 


Day 1: Sunday, 9th July 17


Reach Base Village by 5 am
Rest in the bus till 6am
Breakfast at the base village
Introduction Round
Start Trek by 7.30 am
Reach Top by 10.30 am
Explore the Fort and Lunch
Start Descending by 2.30 pm
Reach Base Village by 4.30 pm
Start our Return Journey by 5pm
Evening Snacks on the way
Reach Mumbai by 9-10 pm (Depend on the Traffic)


Inclusions

• Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS,
• Breakfast , Lunch and Evening Tea/Coffee.


Exclusions

• Mineral Water;
• Beverages;
• Pickup & drop
• Any other personal expenses


Highlights

One Day Monsoon Trek to Ratangad


Additional Information

Things to Carry:-



  • Identity proof (Must),

  • A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),

  • One Packets of Energy Drink like Glucon D or Electral,

  • TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory),

  • Extra Pair of clothes

  • Camera (Optional), Cap etc

  • Medicine those if u require usually

  • A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks

  • A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.

  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.


Terms & Conditions:-



  • Some tours require your original passport or Government ID (Pancard/Driving Licence/Aadhar Card), tripXOXO will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.

  • tripXOXO reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.

  • No refund for partly utilized services.

  • Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, tripXOXO will provide alternate options if possible.

  • Seating arrangement is done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide.


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