Dear Nature Lovers, Trekkers,
Here is a superb opportunity, to visit nature at its best with us,
We have arranged a Dual trek to Ratangad and then to Harishchandra Gad on 11th 12th October 13,
This is the best season to visit both the places, as varieties of flowers are bloomed, weather is at its best, sky is clear, gives best view of Kokaknkada from harishchandra gad.
Place: Ratangad, & Harishchandra gad
Base village: Ratnvadi & Pachnai
Grade : Medium
Date :- 11th & 12th October 13
General Information about the forts
Ratangad -. 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 Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 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 bhandrdara dam(arthar dam) is built on this river.The main attraction at Ratanwadi is the Amruteshwar Temple dating back to the Hemadpant Era - roughly from the eighth century.
Harishchandragad-The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. Its origin is said to have been in 6th century, during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. Though the cliffs are named Taramati and Rohidas, they are not related to Ayodhya. Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic “Tatvasaar”), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are from the same period. The various constructions on the fort and those existing the surrounding region point to the existence of diverse cultures here. The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747.
22:50-Catch fast local to Kasara
01:18-Meeting near Kasara Station
01:30- Move to Ratanwadi by Private vehicle
03:00- @Ratanwadi take rest till morning
07:00- Start the trek
10:00-on the top and explore the fort
11:30- Lunch and rest
13:30- Move to Paachnai by private vehicle
16:00- Climb Harishchandra gad
18:30- Tea and rest
20:00- Dinner and campfire22:00-Rest in caves at top.
06:00- Wake up call
07:00- Tea and Breakfast
08:00- Explore the fort
10:00- Move to Pachnai
00:30-Move to Kasara by Private Vehicle
15:00-Kasara and catch train to Mumbai
Cost Of the Event will be Rs. 1250/-
Kasara 2 Kasara transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c),
Breakfast and Evening refreshment, all meals
Services of expert instructors.
Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges,
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Seats will be first come 1st basis with Advance payment only ...
Special discount will be given on group bookings... !!
Things to be carried:
A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
Torch With Extra Battery (Must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Cap
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes, carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible
A haversack to put all these things
For Registration, Please make the payment in following bank acc,
Name of Acc Holder :- Deepak Tarachand Pogade
Bank name : State bank of India
Bank account number : 31271150332
Bank branch name and address : Khadakpada branch Shop no.227,
IFSC code for bank : SBIN0011159
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Deepak 9422682020, 8080287071
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Terms And Conditions
■ It is up to the individual to arrange their own holiday / accident insurance & each adult would be asked to sign a liability waiver.
■ Vibes Outdoors hold the right to change the venue, or date, of the event,
■ Event may be cancelled or postponed due to natural calamity, any system error,
■ In case event place or venue is changed, Vibes Outdoors will notify same to participants by phone, web and Face book, no change in costing will be charged.
■ In case of cancellation of event, money will be returned to those who have enrolled, without any cutting.
■ In case of cancellation of event, from participant's side, money will be returned to those who have enrolled, with
1. In case cancellation done before, 15 days, Rs. 50/- will be deducted.
2. In case cancellation done before, 1 week of Event, Rs. 500 will be deducted.
3. In case cancellation done on same day as tour is leaving or left, no refund will be given.
All our treks are Eco-friendly treks; kindly take care of nature around us. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund.
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