Trek to Ratangad

Escape from the city, and travel into the midst of nature on this overnight trek to Ratangad. Beginning from the base village of Ratanwadi, you'll begin your trek along a well-defined route to the top of the hill fort. The route begins with a short passage through farms and grass meadows, but continues as you enter latches of dense forest that overlay mountain slopes. As you approach the top of the fort, you'll be assisted by iron ladders constructed to help trekkers reach the summit. From the top, a clear day can offer views of surrounding forts like Alang, Kulang, Kokankada and Kalsubai.

Destination

Located inside the forests of the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, the Ratangad fort stands overlooking the vast expanse of Lake Arthur and the campsites of Bhandardara. The fort itself, called Ratangad, meaning 'the jewel fort', offers interesting ruins to explore, including ancient water cisterns, entrances and gates, caves, walls and other edifices.

Destination highlights

Climb up to an altitude of 4,255 feet on a trek to Ratangad. | Escape from the city into the midst of nature on an overnight trek. | Catch beautiful views of monsoon-fed forests over the Sahyadri hills. | Go on an off-beat trek through forest patches and mountainous terrain.

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12 km

6 hrs

12 km

Borivali National Park, Main Gate

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Borivali National Park, Main Gate

Non-AC, private bus or similar

Ratanwadi

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22:45

23:00

Arrive at the Borivali National Park, Main Gate by 22:45 hrs, where you will meet your fellow trekkers and board a non-AC, shared, private bus or similar vehicle that will drive you to the base village. Enroute pick-up from Andheri WEH, Kalanagar Bus Stop Bandra, Sion Station Circle, and Teen Haath Naka Thane. You'll arrive at the base village after a 4-5 hour drive.

Food

No meals are provided today.

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Day 1 Milestone

Borivali National Park

Ratangad

22:45 PM

You'll arrive the base village early in the morning and rest in the bus till the break of dawn. You can take a nap or interact with your fellow trekkers. After a few hours, you'll have breakfast and begin trekking to Ratangad. Arrive at the fort after a 3-hr ascending trek and spend some time exploring the area. You'll have the lunch at Ratangad and begin descending back to the base village. From here, travel back to Mumbai. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll arrive at Mumbai by 23:00 hrs.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Snacks

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Day 2 Milestone

Ratangad

Borivali National Park

06:30 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements from Dadar-Dadar in non-AC, shared, private bus or similar vehicle
  • Services of an experienced trek leader
  • Vegetarian meals from breakfast to evening snacks
  • Basic first aid kit
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel between base city to Dadar
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
  • Trekking footwear
  • Windcheater or jacket
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
  • Full-length track pants
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
  • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Non-AC, private bus or similar vehicle for transport between Dadar-Dadar
  • Any technical equipment required for the trek
  • Basic first aid kit

You need to get

  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • ID proof
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (with extra batteries)
  • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

Medical Kit

  • Specific personal or prescribed medication
  • Personal first-aid kit

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made more than 3 days before departure of the Ratangad trek: 50% refund.

For cancellations made 0-3 days before departure of the Ratangad trek: No refund.

No show: No refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

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.