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Tattva Adventure's One Day Flower Special Trek to Ratangad on 4th Sept 2016.(Leaving 3rd Sept night on Saturday)


Some information about the place:
Type: Hill Fort
Grade: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium
Height: apprx. 4255 ft.
Base Village: Ratanwadi

Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Geographically Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadris looks very much lost in time

At the base of this fort is ancient Lord Shiva (Amurteshwar) temple. About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors.


Ratangad has still the remains of fort with bastions and stone walls. Cave on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accomodate 25 people at a time. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left, one can see Rani mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. This side has also some fortification left, but most of it is damaged. Climbing up on the northern side, one can see natural orifice (hole in rock, locally called nedhe) in the rock face, mostly made by wind. This orifice is big enough to be seen from base of the fort and can accommodate about 6-7 people at a time. Strong winds can be experienced at this orifice. Climbing down the nedhe to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khuta pinnacle via tryambak Darwaza.


The itinerary for the trek will be as follows: 
3rd Sept 2016, Saturday

Meeting Point :Swaminarayan Temple Dadar East @11:30pm
Pickup Point : Nitin Company Junction , Thane @12:00am

4th Sept 2016, Sunday

Reach Base Village by 5 am
Rest in the bus till 6am
Breakfast at the base village
Introduction Round
Start Trek by 7.30 am
Reach Top by 10.30 am
Explore the Fort and Lunch
Start Descending by 2.30 pm
Reach Base Village by 4.30 pm 
Start our Return Journey by 5pm
Evening Snacks on the way
Reach Mumbai by 9-10 pm (Depend on the Traffic)

The cost for the trek will be INR 1200/- per head,
which includes, 
Breakfast 
Evening Refreshment 
Dadar to Dadar Transportation by Non AC bus
Expertise Charges

For booking you need to DEPOSIT FULL AMOUNT – 
Payment Link 
https://easebuzz.in/pay/tattva.adventures


Call to Register
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Things To Be carried:
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Torch With Extra Batteries (Must)
Lunch For Sunday (V-IMP )
Extra pair of socks V-imp ( we will wear it over shoes if its slippery) this gives better grip
Identity proof
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (at least 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
Medicine those if you require usually
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Jewelry
Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.


Rules
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No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group - its not a race
NO littering please...we are educated smile emoticon

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

Note- Please understand this ain’t a picnic, all Trekking and Adventure activities demand fitness. We request you to get a medical fitness check done before you participate in any such events. If suffering from any allergy carry proper medications and inform your trek leaders about it. Also make sure you have a sufficient supply of medication for your trip, building in an allowance for any travel delay. Those with Active Chest and Heart diseases that limit physical activity should not go to high altitudes.

Regards,
Tattva adventures

Jai Hind.

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