Trek Mates India invites you Trek to Ratan to Harish- Via Ratanwadi On 27th-28th August 16 (Leaving On Friday Night).
Key Information about the Trek to Ratan to Harish- Via Ratanwadi
Date : 27th-28th August 16
Type: Range Trek
Region: Bhandardara – Malshej
Endurance Level: High
Ratangad: Jewel Fort – 4250 feet above MSL (Approx)
The fort is origin for the river Pravara / Amrutvahini . The Bhandardara dam is built on this river. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called ‘Nedhe’ or ‘Eye of the Needle’; formed by natural erosion, it is big enough to accommodate a group of ten people and the view of the entire region from here is absolutely amazing. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. Ratangad, a jewel fort of Sahyadris has conventionally said to have 2 routes. One, from Ratanwadi village via Ganesh Darwaja and the other from Samrad village via Trimbak Darwaja. We will be climbing the fort from Trimbak Darwaja & will be descending via Ganesh Darwaja.
Harishchandragad – 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who wrote the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.
You can check the detailed info on Harishchandragad
The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and
looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost
like a cobra’s hood.
The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.
Meeting Point 01:18 am at Kasara Railway Station.
This is a semi fast local, Pls reach the stations around 10 mins earlier, as missing this local will mean missing the trek..
Mumbai CST 10:50pm
Reach Ratanwadi village by Pvt Vehicle.
Tea and Breakfast
Ascend Ratangad Explore
Continue Towards katrabai pass
Lunch on the way
Cross Katrabai, and reach Kumshet,
Trek till pethe chi wadi
Continue to Pachnai via pvt vehicle
Dinner and Stay
Ascend Harishchandragad from Pachnai,
Explore konkankada and kedareshwar temple,
lunch on the fort,
Back journey to Mumbai Reach Mumbai Around 8 oclock ( Subjective to traffic*)
Lunch for Day 1
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Sleeping Bag / Bedding
Bunch of Newspaper
Extra Pair of Clothes
Good trekking shoes, Extra Socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
It’s raining these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Travelling from Kasara till Kalyan,
Food (2 Meals, 3 Refreshment)
Train Travelling charges
Food during the train journey
Mineral Water and Soft Drinks charges
Any other personal expences
Anything which is not mentioned in the cost includes
Mumbai CST :- 10:50 pm
Dadar 11:05 pm
Thane 11:34 pm
Kasara 1:18 am