Eye of the Needle..!!
About the Tour :
Ratangad is a hill fort near Ratan Wadi, This time we are going to ascend Vai Sandhan Valley and this is going to be exciting . Overlooking one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. The fort is about 2000 years old. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called Nedhe or Eye of the Needle. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara dam is built on this river.
Outing Date : 31st January 2016
Category : Trekking
Duration : 1 Day/ 1 Night
Level : Medium
Day 01 : Saturday
Start Journey from CST towards Kasara by last local train by 06:25 pm which reaches Kasara by 08:39 pm. Further proceed to base village. Reach Samrad by 11:45 pm. Freshen Up and start trekking. After Introduction and briefing session, start ascending the Trimbak Darvaja. Reach at the top by 03:00 am. Rest till the dawn.
Day 02 : Sunday
Early morning wake up call and explore the Cave and fort. Enjoy the picturesque of the Ratangad “Nedha”. Have breakfast and start descending to Ratanwadi. En-route visit Amruteshwar Temple. Have Lunch and proceed back to Kasara.
Tour concludes with Happy Memories :)
Tour Cost: Rs.950/- per person
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