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HT: New Year Eve Trek to Ratangad Fort

Ratangad is hill fort in the Sahyadris, near Bhandardara dam. The fort, initially ruled by the Mughals, was conquered by Shivaji Maharaj who loved it like a jewel! It is known to be more than 20 centuries old and is the origin of the enormous river Pravara, also known as Amrutvahini. It boasts of clear views of the Kalasubai peak and the Kokan-Kada (where the Sahyadris descend steeply into Konkan), thus becoming a trekker’s and photographer’s delight.

The 1000 year old Amruteshwar temple at Ratanwadi, the base village is a must visit. At the start of trek, the trails leads into a thick forest which will last for one hour. Then you come across long and firmly fitted series of 5 ladders which brings you to the enormous cave where around 50 people can be accommodated comfortably. On the way to the top, there are huge water tanks which trekkers use as a source of water. It is full almost throughout the year. Half an hour trek into knee deep grasses, we reach the top. At the top there is a giant hole caused by wind erosion called ‘The needle’. The view from there is spectacular. A perfect site for photography enthusiast.

 

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Region

Bhandardhara

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Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate

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Maximum altitude

4500ft

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Accommodation type

Caves

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Food

Local Village Food , 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch, 1 Brunch, 1 Breakfast, Evening Refreshments.

*First Day Lunch to be brought by the participant, preferably dry lunch.

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Trek Starts from

Ratanwadi

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Trek Ends in

Ratanwadi

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What is Included in the Fee

Food as per menu on the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
Safety Equipment
Trek guide, cook, helpers
Services of a Trek Leader
Non ac private transportation from Kasara to Kasara

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What is not Included in the Fee

Meals during road journeys
Cost of any kind of travel insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet at Kasara Station by 09:30 am. Take a private local transport to Ratanwadi and reach by 12:30 pm. Take rest, have little snacks, round of instructions start trekking at 01:30 pm. Reach Caves at 4:00 pm, start preparation for new year celebrations (without liquor & smoking). Celebrate new year under the stars and with beautiful night music of nature along some talented participants who will showcase their talent..

 

Day 2: Wake up call at 07:00 am. Freshen up and have breakfast. Start trekking by 08:30 am towards the needle point. Start Descending at 10:30 am, reach base village by 01:00 pm, have lunch at start the return journey by 02:30pm, reach Kasara station by 04:30 pm and conclude with Happy memories. 

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*** One the payment is made please send us the name of the participants, age. Participation contribution is non-transferable. Minimum 6 participants will be required to conduct the event.

 

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