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Swachhand Bhramanti will be going for the Trek to - “Ratangad at Kalsubai Range” on Dt. 30th September,2018

Duration:  One Day Trek on 30th September,2018 (Journey Starts on 29th September, 18 @ 11.45 pm night)

Meeting point:       Opp. Dreams mall near Bhandup (w) Railway Station at 11.30 pm on 29th September, 2018

Mode of Transport:      Private Transport


Little about the Fort

Type: Hill Fort       Height: 4255 ft.        Difficulty: Simple          Base village: Ratanwadi 

Appx. Time to reach: 3 hrs from the base village

Ratangad, also known as the “Jewel of Forts” is located in the Bhandardara region. Surrounded by other mountains like Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba, Ghanchakkar, also the view of Katra cliffs and backwaters of the Wilson dam from a top is breathtaking. Ratangad is a source of river Pravara. The trek up to the fort is enjoyable as the route passes through the fields, one has to cross a Pravara River, couple of streams along the way. One has to climb a ladder to Ganesh Darwaja as the rock cut steps were destroyed by Britishers. Once your reach to the fort there are two ways, where the left leads to Rani Mahal and the right to the caves. One can have a rest before starting the further journey.  There is enough water availability after reaching to the fort. The best sight in this place to watch is the Natural Hole (Nedhe) in the caves which offer great view of mountain and the Bhandardara Lake. While climbing down the nedhe to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khuta pinnacle via triambak Darwaza.Trimbak Darwaja is a marvelous piece of architecture. At the base of this fort at Ratanwadi village, there is the ancient Amruteshwar temple (Shiva temple) which is considered to be over 1000 year’s old belonging to the Hemadpanthi era. The temple has excellent architecture and sculpting, which is also the major attraction for tourists.  The best season to visit this place is from October to February.


The itinerary for the trek is as given below:-

Meeting Point:  

11.30 PM: Opp. Dreams mall near Bhandup (w) Rly Station on Dt. 29th Sept, 18

04.30 AM: Reach Base Village, travel by private vehicle & Rest for some time

06.30 AM: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Round of Introduction & instructions,

06.30 AM: Visit to Amruteshwar Temple and start the trek by 07.30 am. 

10.00 AM: Reach at the top in 3 hours,   explore the fort, (lunch Break)

02.30 PM:  Start Descending towards Base

04.30 PM: Evening Refreshments & Start the return journey by 5.15 pm

Reaching Mumbai by 10.00 pm tentatively.

Things to be carried

Compulsory Items   Lunch for Sunday i.e.30th September,2018(Compulsory)  Some ready to eat food, Identity Card,     Water 03 Liters, ware good trekking shoes,  full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Extra pair of cloths  if any medical issue please carry your own medicines as we carry only First aid,  Polythene bag for your garbage,  Torch With Extra batteries   2-3 bunch of papers, A haver sacks to put in all the things to be carried… so that one has one hands free while walking,

Non-compulsory Items Cap, Sunglasses, Camera , mosquito’s repellent, Electoral ,Energy powder,  It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things, Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry items


** Cost for Trek:   Rs. 1150/- Per person**

Cost Inclusions:  * Bhandup to Bhandup Transportation via Private Transport,

* Tea, Breakfast, Snacks, Medical during the Trek *Expertise charges

Cost Exclusions:  * Lunch for Sunday on dt.30th September, 2018 * Personal orders of food


For More Details & Registration Contact our members at:

Pravin Ghude – 9920404522,    Rushikesh Sakhare - 9967686828

Email: -


General Rules / Instructions for the participants whoever joins the Trek:-

v Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.

v All children under 16 years old must also be accompanied by an adult / Parents

v Please book your seat (name) well in advance and reconfirm the time and date on the day of departure on phone because program may change due to unavoidable circumstances.

v Each participant shall carry things as per (Please read Things to Carry) for every trek.

v The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it. Trek leaders have the authority to alter/modify the program/route without intimation.

v The participants are advised not to wander off from the trail. Always listen to leaders for instructions and stay with the entire group throughout.

v We all are committed to keep the trail clean and urges all participants to help the cause by not littering during the trek. Keep all the waste with you and even if you find some waste, collect it and deposit at the base village at the end of the trek. Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.

v We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.

v Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. Smoking, drinking etc.

v Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.

Note:  Safety is our prime concern and we don't make compromises for the same.

v Please read above Instructions/ rules and regulations.  We all are bound by the same.

v Print and leave a copy of this mail specially Telephone Nos. at home, with a friend or relative in case of Emergency.

v People with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in TREKS.  Participants should inform the leaders if they suffer from any illness, heart ailments, blood pressure, asthma etc. If the leaders are not informed and any untoward incident takes place, neither the leaders nor Swachhand Team will be held responsible.

v Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any mishaps/accidents during the program or any compensation in whatsoever manner.

v If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.


Thanks and Regards,

Swachhand Bhramanti

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