Time & Location
24-Dec-2022, 1:15 am – 6:30 pm
Ratangad Fort, Ratanwadi Village, Maharashtra 422604, India
About the Event
Ratangad means jewel of forts and carried importance before British rule. The forts like Alang, Madan, Kulang, and areas like Rajur and Sokali were under the supervision of this fort. It was kept under the control of a Koli chieftain, Jawaji, in 1763. Captain Godard captured the fort in 1820. But as he left the fort later, the ex-killedar Govindrao rebelled with the help of Ramaji Bhagria and captured the fort again.
Ratangad fort has two base villages, i.e. Ratanwadi is known for the very beautiful temple of Amruteshwar, constructed in Hemadpanti style. Another famous village is Samrad which is known famously for the Sandhan Valley. In this trek, we ascend the fort from Samrad village to Trimbak Darwaza through the interesting rock-cut steps. Explore the fort attractions such as Ganesh gate, visit the caves, and head towards nedhe (needlepoint) through Hanuman gate. However, before heading to the nedhe we'll cover other noteworthy points like Ranichi Huda bastion, half-buried Konkan Darwaja, various water cisterns, etc. Later we move towards nedhe, resting here for a while amongst the cool breeze. We'll proceed our descent towards Samrad.
Attractions of the trek:
- Magnificent views of landscapes & mountains.
- Nedhe of Ratangad.
- Triambak Darwaja.
- Konkan Darwaja.
- Homemade Maharashtrian food.
- Grade: Moderate
- Endurance: Medium
- Highest Elevation: 1295M
- Trek Distance: 12 KM Approx
- Base Village: Samrad
- Reporting time at Kasara - 01:30 AM (Board into CSMT - Kasara Fast local train in Central line scheduled at 10:50PM from CSMT on Friday)
- Road journey from Kasara to Samrad by hired vehicle - 3 hours.
- Fresh up & breakfast - 1 hour.
- Introduction & Event Briefing - 15 minutes.
- Ascent trek to Ratangad from Samrad village - 3 hours approx.
- Explore Ratangad fort - 1 ½ hours.
- Descent trek to Samrad village - 3 hours approx.
- Lunch break at Samrad village - 1 hour.
- Return journey by hired Vehicle from Samrad to Kasara Railway station - 2 ½ hours.
✔ Travel from Kasara Railway station by hired vehicle.
✔ Veg Lunch
✔ Forest Permit
✔ Our Expertise
Excluded: personnel expenses like cold drinks, snacks, packaged water bottle
How to Register:
- Book your seat through online payment on our website or NEFT to RamblersIndia Current Account.
- After seat confirmation, you will be requested to fill up the Mandatory participation disclaimer form.
- Now your participation is confirmed & we will create a WhatsApp group on the day of the event for coordination. We will coordinate through SMS/ Call if the participant is not available on WhatsApp.
What to Wear:
- Trekking/ Hiking shoes with a sturdy grip.
- Comfortable quick-dry full sleeve quick dry shirt/ tshirt.
- Full-length hiking trousers (avoid jeans or cotton wear).
Things to Carry:
Carry a single rucksack with the following things:
- Minimum 2 liters of water.
- Sweater/ windcheater.
- Cap/ Hat.
- Food items like fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, healthy snacks.
- Toiletry kit, sunscreen lotion, mosquito repellent.
- Extra set of clothes, an extra pair of socks,
- Blanket/ Sweater during travel, flip-flops.
- Hiking pole.
- Litter bag for non-biodegradable (plastic) litter.
- Personal medicines.
- Identity Proof.
Terms and Conditions:
- Participants should bring an ID Card for their safety.
- Participant to fill up the mandatory disclaimer online form with accurate details after payment confirmation.
- Please do not cause delay and cause inconvenience for others and impact the schedule if you are not able to reach the pickup point at the said time.
- Below 16 must take the consent of the parents to participate.
- Participants will be notified in advance when the itinerary is modified/ the event gets cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances.
- If there is an unexpected change in weather during the event, our team has the right to withdraw/ retreat.
- Do not play loud music or tease animals during the trek.
- Any kind of misconduct from the participant will not be tolerated by our team.
- Avoid using deodorant or perfume on the day of the trek.
- Participants are liable for personal expenses that are not mentioned in the pricing.
- Event schedule may delay or advance due to unforeseen conditions, so timings aren't mentioned except the event start and end time.
- Alcohol consumption/ smoking/ any kind of intoxication is strictly prohibited. Will be expelled from the event If found with consumption.
- Please do not litter any plastic; we strictly adhere to Leave No Trace principles.
- Washroom facility is inadequate during the trek.
- Participants should coordinate, maintain discipline, and align together as a team during the event.
- Avoid wearing expensive accessories/ Jewelry in the outdoor event.
- Please do not expect luxury facilities and appreciate being cooperative with fellow ramblers.
- Though we assure safety as a top priority, the RamblersIndia team is not responsible for any severe injuries or fatal events.
- No group discount is applicable.
- We rely on third-party payment gateways to make the registration process simple and easy, it also includes the convenience fee along with the event fee which is to be borne by the participant during check out.
- If a participant cancels their registration one day before the event or on the day of the event, a refund of 40% of the event fee is provided, Refer to the Payment & Refund Policy on our website.
- No refund will be provided if the participant doesn't show up on the day of the event, and also no refund if missed the train.
17 hours 15 minutes
Included ✔ Travel from Kasara Railway station by hired vehicle. ✔ Breakfast ✔ Veg Lunch ✔ Forest Permit ✔ Our Expertise