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Atmananda Bharadwaj

5.0

Amazing trekking experience - Ratnagad fort is just amazing and I would suggest people to take this trek during summers as the entire hill is covered with wild flowers. Had a great experience. Just loved the trekking experience.

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Aryan Devar

5.0

Lovely experience! Had so much fun. The place is just damn beautiful. Lovely time guys.

Overview

About the Activity:

  • Located amidst the beautiful jungles of Western Ghat, Ratangad Fort is one of the most beautiful architectures to witness in the region and the best way to reach the fort is via trekking through the jungle trails.
  • Ratangad Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed a 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, Katrabai, 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
  • Ratangad has still the remains of the fort with bastions and stone walls. Cave on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accommodate 25 people at a time. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as a water source. 

Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel Dadar East at 11:00 PM 

Pickup Point: Nitin Company Junction, Thane at 11:40 PM

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Reach Base Village by 5 AM

    Rest in the bus till 6 AM

    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 5 PM

    Evening Snacks on the way

    Reach Mumbai by 9-10 PM (Depending on the Traffic)

Meal

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  • Breakfast
  • 7
  • Lunch
  • 7
  • Evening Tea/Coffee

Activity

    7
  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Experienced trek leaders and other staff
  • 7
  • First aid kid, if require during the trek

Transport

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  • Private Vehicle
  • 7
  • Transport to and from Pune is included

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes
  • 7
  • Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
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  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers
  • 7
  • Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks
  • 7
  • A pair of sunglasses and camera
  • 7
  • Caps or hats
  • 7
  • Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
  • 7
  • Flash light (with spare batteries)
  • 7
  • Insect repellent and emergency medical kit

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
  • 7
  • Avoid roaming during the nights.
  • 7
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
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  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • While visiting the temples, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
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  • Stay in the caves of Ratangad. Please note that there are no hotels or toilets or any other structure on the fort.
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  • It is a rustic activity. Please note it again that it is a trek and not a trip

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Story by Atmananda Bharadwaj

     Rated : 5.0

    Amazing trekking experience - Ratnagad fort is just amazing and I would suggest people to take this trek during summers as the entire hill is covered with wild flowers. Had a great experience. Just loved the trekking experience.

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    Story by Aryan Devar

     Rated : 5.0

    Lovely experience! Had so much fun. The place is just damn beautiful. Lovely time guys.

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    Story by Anilaabh Bharadwaj

     Rated : 4.0

    we visited ratangadh in monsoon, and trust me its a best time to go. its beautiful, the valley view from the top and the dense forest will entrail you. the place is magneficient and very close to mumbai. you get to see some beautiful peaks from top. this place is also not that crowded and you will actually see proper trekkers coming. we also camped on the top and the morning was just beautiful, the clouds below you and the sorrounding will really cherish the moment. you should all go if you get a chance.

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    Story by Rati Gill

     Rated : 4.0

    This was my third time to Ratangad, no matter how many time I trek here, this place always mesmerizes me with something new and beautiful. Make sure you get to the top above the needle hole which is the true top. Also the view towards Katra is amazing. I have done more than 20 forts in Sahyadris and this one ranks one of the top in terms of views.

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    Story by Nanda Mehra

     Rated : 4.0

    one of the best trek I explored in Sayadri, I went there with some solo trekkers from Mumbai. We start journey in the night and by 5:00am we reach Ratanwadi small village on the foothills of Ratangarh fort. We saw some great views over the top of Ratangarh Fort.

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    Story by Rakesh Nambeesan

     Rated : 4.0

    Good place to visit, you can try for tracking also, also can check for one night stay at top of the mountain fort it is relay exciting. One suggestion, have a visit to fort in winters or rainy season to see the nature close to you.

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    Story by Chakor Mukhopadhyay

     Rated : 4.0

    Great place, had an amazing experience...I just love the time we spent there...the best thing about this trek is that part from the fort the whole trekking experience was great indeed.

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    Story by Chakravarti Patel

     Rated : 4.0

    I have been to Ratangadh many times and it always has offered a different experience. Be it monsoon, winter or summer, this trek in the Sahyadris never disappoints. it is enjoyed best in monsoon.

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    Story by Aanandinii Patil

     Rated : 4.0

    Was one of the best treks I've been around in Maharashtra, great for amateur trekking enthusiasts. Will re-visit in the summer to catch the wild flowers!

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    Story by Dron Bhat

     Rated : 4.0

    A well-organised trek, we were given a lot of time to take breaks and admire the scenery by the guide. Had a lot of fun.

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