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  • Trip introduction

    A gorgeous trek in many aspects, not just because it takes you into the splendid Sayhadris, but also because it does so in the monsoon. During these months, the Western Ghats blosssom into a rain-soaked paradise. There are waterfalls, mossy trails to navigate, tropical forests with lush green colours, and wildflowers everywhere. Ratangad is a towering 2000 year old fort with rock-cut water cisterns and caves at the top, carvings on the main gate, and a temple too. The most stunning feature is the rock peak of the fort, with a cavity at the top called the Eye of the Needle, or the 'Nedhe'.

    Destination

    Located at an altitude of 4255 feet, Ratangad fort is a historic fort in the Ahmadnagar district in Maharashtra. It overlooks not only the Bhandardara region but also several beautiful peaks such as Alang, Kulang, Kokankada, Katrabai and Kalsubai. An overnight bus journey takes you to Ratanwadi village, from where your 11 km trek to the top of the fort will begin. Once at the fort, enjoy the views, the history behind it and its intrinsic architecture, before heading back to the base.

    Destination highlights

    Catch scenic views of Bhandardara. | Trek through beautiful forests. | Stop to splash in waterfalls along your way. | Embark on this easy to reach destination.

    Activity Details

    2460

    4255

    1925

    22 kms

    6 hrs

    22 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Ratangad trek: Pune to Base Village

    Do make sure you're at the pick-up point in Wakad by 22:30 hrs. You'll board the bus that will drive you to the start point of the Ratangad trek. Overnight in the bus.

    Overnight in non ac bus.

    You'll spend the night in a private bus, en route to Ratanwadi. Do carry a shawl or bedsheet to keep yourself warm. No meals are included in today's package, so you might want to carry a light snack or water for the journey.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Ratanwadi Village

    22:30 PM

    Food

    No meals provided

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    Day 2 of the Ratangad trek: Trek to Ratangad Fort
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is done 10 days or more before the start of the Ratangad trek: 75% will be refunded.

    If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the start of the Ratangad trek: 50% will be refunded.

    If the cancellation is done 0-5 days before the start of the Ratangad trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Ratangad trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.

    Taking photos or selfie near the edges of cliffs are not allowed on the Ratangad trek.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose of it in dustbins.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death, Travel Trikon cannot be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of the Ratangad trek due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.
    • Ratangad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Adventure Travel Mountains Nature
    • Ratangad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Adventure Travel Mountains Nature
    • Ratangad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Adventure Travel Mountains Nature
    • Ratangad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Adventure Travel Mountains Nature
    • Ratangad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Adventure Travel Mountains Nature
    • Ratangad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Adventure Travel Mountains Nature
    • Ratangad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Adventure Travel Mountains Nature
    • Ratangad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Adventure Travel Mountains Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport by private non ac bus from Pune to base village and back

    • Breakfast, lunch and evening tea/coffee
    • Trekking expertise charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section

    • Any kind of insurance
    • Personal expenses such as soft drinks

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket
    • Windcheater or raincoat
    • Comfortable trekking clothing, long sleeved t-shirt and pants
    • Good trekking shoes
    • Socks
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Sling bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Trek guide.
    • Technical trekking equipment, if required.
    • Transport from Pune-Ratanwadi-Pune by non-A/C bus

    You need to get

    • ID card
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Camera
    • Shawl or bedsheet
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Extra snacks and biscuits
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Haversack or backpack
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Torch

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.