Ratangad is a fort in Ratanwadi, Maharashtra, India, overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment area. 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'. The fort has four gates Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan and Trimbak. It also has many wells on the top.
Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara 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.
LOCAL TRAIN TIMING:-
CST KASARA SLOW LOCAL - 12:14AM
12:14 AM - CST
12:22 AM - BYCULLA
12:32 AM - DADAR
12:42 AM - KURLA
12:48 AM -GHATKOPAR
01:04 AM - MULUND
01:08 AM - THANE
01:41 AM - KALYAN
02:55 AM - KASARA
Meeting Point - Kasara Station Ticket Counter
If possible alight in 2nd bogie from engine
SCHEDULE FOR TREK :-
02:55 AM - Reach Kasara Station
03:00 AM - Start Travel By Private Taxi to Ratanwadi
05:00 AM - Reach Ratanwadi, Freshen up
06:00 AM - Breakfast and Introduction
06:30 AM - Start ascending towards Ratangad Fort
09:30 AM - Reach top,relax,take photos,Explore
11:00 AM - Start Descend
01:oo PM - Reach Village,Lunch,relax
03:00 PM - Leave for Kasara Station
05:00 PM - Reach Kasara and leave for Mumbai
Expenses for Trek - Rs. 950/- per person which includes Sunday Breakfast and Lunch Traveling from Kasara Station To Ratanwadi and Back to Kasara,
Guide, Trekking-Spartans Administration Charges..
For Registration call us:
Abhishek Sharma - +91 9167418696
Nipun Tomar - +91 9582117866
Mukund Pawar - +91 9769941145
Registration accepted only through phone call..
Important things to carry :
Water Bottle (2 ltrs)
Some snacks biscuits waffers, choclates,plum cakes,fruits etc
TangElectrolGlucose 1 pack
Medicines if required
Pack all things in waterproof plastics ,camera(optional)
Good Trekking shoes,extra pair shocks,.
Extra pair of clothes,Raincoat/poncho. .
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories” The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Rafting / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The Trekking-Spartans will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.
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