Trek Duration: 26/01/2013 (Saturday night) to 27/01/2013 (Sunday evening)
Trek Fees: Rs 500/-
Max Height: 1297m
Some facts about RatanGad:
Ratangad is one of the forts which give a panoramic view of Sahyadri Ranges near Bhandardara Reservoir. As the name suggests it is a jewel (Ratna) amidst the forest in Bhandardara area. Well we can assure you that it is truly a jeweled treat for trekkers. It has 2 caves which can accommodate around 15-20 people and hence is a favored place for night stay in that area. Ratangad is one of the starting points for Trance-Sahyadri trekking route to Harischandragad and beyond it.
Ratanwadi is the base village for Ratangad and houses one of the oldest temples and artifact from Hemadpant era. The temple is known as Amruteshwar Temple and is famous for its carvings.
The fort has few cisterns ensuring water supply throughout the year. This scenic fort promises a lot of adventure through out its route.
>On 26/01/2013 (Saturday), Reach Kasara by 3 am. (Please see below the Kasara local time table).
>Leave Kasara at 3:30 am by pvt Jeeps and reach Ratanwadi at around 5 am.
>Take rest and start trek at around 7:00 am
>Reach Ratangad summit by 11 am
>Explore the fort, have lunch and start descending at 1 pm
>Reach Ratanwadi at around 3 pm
>Reach Kasara before 5 pm to catch 4:53 local to CST
(Trek fee includes traveling charges from Kasara to Kasara, breakfast and snacks in evening for Sunday, Equipment and Expertise charges)
NOTE: The above timings are flexible and can vary according to the situation.
Things to carry:
2-3 ltrs water and lunch for Sunday,
A Trash Bag to carry all your wrappers, chewing gums, chips Packets, etc
Camera/expensive gadgets can be brought but at your own risk.
Please do not carry any expensive ornaments or excessive cash.
Sanjay Mayekar : 09833867989
Karan Deshmukh : 09930279923
Siddhesh Dhanipkar : 09821244068
Vivek Mahadik: 09892143260
Saurabh Kalkar: 09833690164
(Please send a message incase the phone is unreachable.)
Rules and Regulations:
*The Organizers of the trek behold the complete rights to modify the trek in occurrence of the situation.
*Interested trekkers are expected to register well in advance.
*Any individual should carry or wear valuables at his/her own risk.
Mumbai_CST Byculla Dadar Kurla Ghatkopar Thane Dombivili Kalyan Kasara
0:14 0:22 0:32 0:43 0:49 1:09 1:31 1:40 2:55