Ratangad Trek (ex-Pune)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Trekking to Ratangad is an absolute delight. The trail is filled with yellow flowers in the lush jungle. You discover a few secret waterfalls along the way and enter the top through the ruins of the massive gate. Ratangad is a 400-year-old fort with a fascinating cavity at the top called the Eye of the Needle, or Nedhe in the local language. You can experience staying in caves on this trek to Ratangad and also visit Amruteshwar Temple in Ratanwadi village. From the top, you get the views of green hills of the Western Ghats and Bhadardara Dam.    

    Destination

    Ratangad is a historic fort perched at the altitude of 4255 feet in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. The fort overlooks Bhandardara Dam and several towering peaks of the Sahyadris such as Alang, Kulang, Konkankada, Katrabai and also the massive Kalsubai Peak. You may visit Amruteshwar Temple in Ratanwadi village, which is the start point of the trek. Ascend through lush forests, climb ladders, discover brooks and make your way through the ruins of grand Darwaza (entrance) to reach Ratangad. 

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the 400-year-old Ratangad.
    • Trek through the trail swarmed with blooming flowers to reach.
    • Discover hidden waterfalls along the way.
    • Visit Amruteshwar Temple in Ratanwadi village.
    • Enjoy the views of the green hills of the Western Ghats from Ratangad. 

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

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

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

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

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the Ratangad trek: 90% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made 3-6 days prior to the Ratangad trek: 50% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the Ratangad trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after processing a transaction fee of INR 200. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Ratangad.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this trek to Ratangad.

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

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Paud Road opp Burger King at 23:00 hrs, followed by, FC Road, Pune University and Nashik Phata.
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    Drop off point
    Pune
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle
    Start point
    Ratanwadi village
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    End point
    Ratanwadi village
    Time of departure
    11:00 PM
    Time of return
    11:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    6 hours
    Total distance covered
    11 km
    Start point elevation
    2460 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4255 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1925 feet
    Average per day distance
    11 km
  • Day 1 of Ratangad Trek: Depart from Pune

    The bus to Ratanwadi departs from Kothrud, Pune by 23:00 hours. The bus will make multiple stops along the way to pick-up travellers in Pune. Overnight in the bus transit.

    Day 2 of Ratangad Trek: Trek to Ratangad Fort

    You will arrive at Ratanwadi village by 05:00 hours. Freshen up and relax before the trek. After sunrise, begin trekking from the village. You may visit the Amruteshwar Temple on the way to Ratangad. After reaching the top, explore the fort and have lunch at the top. Post-lunch, start descending to Ratanwadi and board the vehicle back to Pune. You will reach by 23:00 hours. The trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pune
    End point
    Ratanwadi
    Day start time
    11:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ratanwadi
    End point
    Pune
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 km
    Trekking time
    6 hours
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transfers from Pune to Ratanwadi and return
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • Evening Tea/Coffee and snacks
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Dinner
    • Any personal expenses like extra meals, cigarettes, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as change in itinerary due to bad weather, roadblocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-length trek pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Raincoat/Poncho
    • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Transfers from Pune to Ratanwadi and return
    • First Aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Water bottle (2 litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc.)
    • Personal toiletries including wet wipes, tissue papers, hand sanitizer, etc.
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Camera with extra battery
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Scarf
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Ratangad Trek: Depart from Pune

    Overnight in transit.

    Board the bus from Pune to Ratanwadi village. You may carry some dry snacks to munch while journeying. Remember to bring a shawl if you may feel cold during transport.

    Day 2 of Ratangad Trek: Trek to Ratangad Fort

    Your trip ends by 23:00 hours in the evening.

    Today's meal package included breakfast and lunch only. In the evening, tea/coffee and snacks will be offered to you. Please note that dinner is not offered today.

    Food

    No meals are provided today.
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    Food

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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.