Trek to Ratangad
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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14+
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2019
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
30
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
30
Sat, 03 Aug, 2019
30
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
30
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019
30
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
30
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Rs. 1,500
  • 2
  • Duration in Days
  • 30
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 14
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
30
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
30
Sat, 03 Aug, 2019
30
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
30
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019
30
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
30
View
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Physical (2)

Cultural (1)

Nature (3)

Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    Escape from the city, and travel into the midst of nature on this overnight trek to Ratangad. Beginning from the base village of Ratanwadi, you'll begin your trek along a well-defined route to the top of the hill fort. The route begins with a short passage through farms and grass meadows, but continues as you enter latches of dense forest that overlay mountain slopes. As you approach the top of the fort, you'll be assisted by iron ladders constructed to help trekkers reach the summit. From the top, a clear day can offer views of surrounding forts like Alang, Kulang, Kokankada and Kalsubai.

    Destination

    Located inside the forests of the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, the Ratangad fort stands overlooking the vast expanse of Lake Arthur and the campsites of Bhandardara. The fort itself, called Ratangad, meaning 'the jewel fort', offers interesting ruins to explore, including ancient water cisterns, entrances and gates, caves, walls and other edifices.

    Destination highlights

    • Climb up to an altitude of 4,255 feet on a trek to Ratangad.
    • Escape from the city into the midst of nature on an overnight trek.
    • Catch beautiful views of monsoon-fed forests over the Sahyadri hills.
    • Go on an off-beat trek through forest patches and mountainous terrain.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Ratangad.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 3 days before departure of the Ratangad trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-3 days before departure of the Ratangad trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Ratangad to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Pritam Dhaba, Dadar (East) at 23:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Pritam Dhaba, Dadar (East) by 22:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Non-AC, private bus or similar
    Start point
    Ratanwadi
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    End point
    Ratanwadi
    Time of departure
    11:00 PM
    Time of return
    10:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    6 hrs
    Total distance covered
    12 kms
    Start point elevation
    2460 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4255 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1925 feet
    Average per day distance
    12 kms
  • Day 1 of the Ratangad trek: Depart from Mumbai

    Arrive at the Pritam Dhaba in Dadar (East) by 23:00 hrs. Here, you'll meet your fellow trekkers and board a non-AC, shared, private bus or similar vehicle that will drive you to the base village of the Ratangad trek, Ratanwadi. You'll arrive at the base village after a 4-5 hour drive.

    Day 2 of the Ratangad trek: Explore the fort

    You'll arrive the base village early in the morning and rest in the bus till the break of dawn. You can take a nap or interact with your fellow trekkers. After a few hours, you'll have breakfast and begin trekking to Ratangad. Arrive at the caves of Ratangad after a 3-hr ascending trek and spend some time exploring the area. You'll have the lunch at Ratangad and begin descending back to the base village. From here, travel back to Mumbai. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll arrive at Dadar at 22:00 hrs.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dadar
    End point
    Ratangad
    Day start time
    11:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ratangad
    End point
    Dadar
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from Dadar-Dadar in non-AC, shared, private bus or similar vehicle
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • Vegetarian meals from breakfast to evening snacks
    • Basic first aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel between base city to Dadar
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Non-AC, private bus or similar vehicle for transport between Dadar-Dadar
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Basic first aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit
  • Day 1 of the Ratangad trek: Depart from Mumbai

    Your trip begins from the Pritam Dhaba in Dadar (East) at 23:00 hrs. No meals are included today, so make sure to have dinner before reporting at the pick-up point for this trek.

    Day 2 of the Ratangad trek: Explore the fort

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes a vegetarian breakfast served at the base village, and lunch at the top of Ratangad. While travelling back to Mumbai, you'll stop to have evening snacks. The trip ends as you travel back to Dadar by 22:00 hrs, subject to traffic conditions.

    Food

    No meals are provided today.
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    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Snacks
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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.