Ratangad Fort Trek

Embark on this moderately easy trek which takes you to the jewel of forts, the Ratangad Fort. The trail begins in thick forests and cuts through lush greenery, passing various streams and waterfalls. At the top, you'll get to explore the ruins of the ancient fort, along with water tanks and huge caves. And you'll be treated to magnificent views of the Sahyadris, including Kalsubai and Konkan Kada.

Destination

Ratangad Fort is located in the forests of Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, within the Western Ghats. It overlooks the vast expanse of Lake Arthur and Bhandardhara. The fort is four centuries old and is a great destination for photographers, history buffs, and nature lovers. The best time to visit Ratangad is during the monsoons when the landscape is flourishing with lush greenery.

Destination highlights

Trek through lush greenery of the Western Ghats on this trek to Ratangad Fort. | Enjoy mesmerizing views of the Western Ghats including Kalsubai peak and Konkan Kada. | Explore the old ruins of the four centuries old fort.

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12 km

6 hrs

12 km

Chitra Cinema, Dadar East

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Chitra Cinema, Dadar East

Bus

Ratanwadi

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22:30

22:00

Report to Chitra Cinema in Dadar East by 22:30 hrs today, from where you'll begin your overnight journey to the base village. Since it is an overnight journey, you may even carry a shawl or a blanket. You'll reach the base village early in the morning.

Overnight in transit bus.

You'll be picked up from Dadar at 22:30 hrs, and begin your overnight journey to the base village. No meals are provided today, but remember to have a light dinner before boarding the transit bus.

Food

No meals are provided today.

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Day 1 Milestone

Mumbai

Mumbai

22:30 PM

You'll reach the base village in the morning, and begin your trek to Ratangad. You'll reach the top in a few hours and spend some time explroring the historic fort, after which you'll return to the base village. You'll then board the bus back to Mumbai. You'll reach there by 22:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your journey ends before nightfall.

Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch, both served at the base village before and after the trek, respectively. You'll depart for Mumbai in the late afternoon and you'll reach there by 22:00 hrs, depending on traffic conditions.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch

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Day 2 Milestone

Ratanwadi

Mumbai

05:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Transport in a private vehicle from Mumbai to the base village and back
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch on Day 2
  • Refreshment
  • Trekking insurance
  • Services of an experienced trek leader
  • First aid kit
  • all applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Meals on Day 1
  • Transport from home-city to Dadar, Mumbai
  • Any personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Warm jacket
  • Full-length trek pants
  • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
  • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
  • Windcheater
  • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Transport from Mumbai to the base village and back
  • Any technical equipment for the trek, if required
  • First aid kit

You need to get

  • Government issued ID card
  • Backpack
  • 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
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Scarf
  • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
  • Personal first aid kit

Medical Kit

  • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

No refund will be provided for any cancellations once the Ratangad Fort trek is booked.

Rules on 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.

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.