Participants need to meet at the main gate of Fergusson College at 6.15 a.m.
The trek to Ratangad is one of the most enjoyable ones in the monsoon owing to the beautiful trekking route - complete with lush greenery, streams and waterfalls. This is a moderately challenging trek suitable for trekking newbies up for a challenge or history and nature lovers looking for a weekend break. NOTE: Participants stay in the caves of Ratangad. Please note that there are no hotels or toilets or any other structures at the fort.
Standing tall at 4255 feet, Ratangad fort is a 2000 year old fort that is also marks the origin of the river Pravara (Amrutvahini). The fort has huge cave, big enough to accommodate about 30-40 people at a time. The Ratangad fort also has a natural rock formation with a cavity in it, often referred to as Nedha (needle hole). Amruteshwar temple which is located at the base of Ratangad fort dates back to the 8th century and has some fascinating stone carvings.
Trek in the rain through dense jungle | Enjoy the cool breeze as you sit at the Nedha at Ratangad fort | Observe ancient stone carvings in the Amruteshwar temple | Camp in caves in the lap of nature
Participants meet at the main gate of Fergusson college at 6 a.m. sharp, depart for Ratanwadi at 6.15 a.m., and enjoy breakfast en route. Participants have lunch on reaching Ratanwadi and then begin the trek to Ratangad fort.
Participants reach the top of the fort by 3 p.m. and beging exploring the various sections of the fort and take some photographs.
After an early dinner, participants retire for the night.
Spend the night in a cave, in the lap of nature.
Breakfast | Lunch | Tea | Dinner
90% refund if cancellation is made more than 10 days prior to the date of departure date of the event
60% refund if cancellation is made more than 6 days (148 hours) and less than 10 days prior to the departure date of the event
40% refund if cancellation is made more than 3 days (72 hours)and less than 6 days prior to the departure date of the event
No refund will be made if a cancellation is made within 3 days prior to the departure date of the event.
Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products, cigarettes etc. is strictly prohibited during the camp. The camp will be considered over only when we are back to our home town.
There is a zero-tolerance policy for participants who litter, deface property or monuments, or cause general disturbance. Any flouting of these rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.