Nisarga Bhraman is pleased to announce a much awaited trek of the season – Ratangad. Join us as we are heading to explore Ratangad and enjoy scenic views from top of it on Sunday, 13th September 2015.
We will be ascending via Tryambak Darwaja and descend via Ganesh Darwaja.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4255 Feet above MSL (Approx)
About the fort: Ratangad, also known as the “Jewel of Forts” is located in the Bhandardara region. The view of Katra cliffs and backwaters of the Wilson dam from atop the fort is breathtaking. The trek up to the fort is enjoyable as the route passes through the fields, one has to cross a Pravara River, couple of streams along the way. One has to climb a ladder to Ganesh Darwaja as the rock cut steps were destroyed by Britishers. Trimbak Darwaja is a marvelous piece of architecture. Khutta pinnacle, Kalsubai peak, forts like Alang, Madan , Kulang, Pabargad and Ajoba mountain etc can be seen from top. Ratangad is a source of river Pravara.
Saturday, 12th Sept 2015 –
Meet at Borivali National Park Gate by 10:00 pm
Travel towards Ratangad base by private transport.
Pick ups on the way at Borivali – Powai – Thane Teen Hath Naka
Sunday, 13th Sept 2015 –
Reach Samrad village by 6:30 Hrs
Freshen up and Breakfast
Start the trek via Khutta by 7:30 Hrs
Reach Tryambak Darwaja by 10:00 Hrs
Explore the Fort, enjoy scenic views from top
Lunch in the Cave and rest by 12:00 Hrs
Start descend via Ganesh darwaja by 13:30 Hrs
Reach Ratanwadi by 16:30 Hrs
Visit Amruteshwar Temple
Start Return Journey by 17:30 Hrs
Reach Mumbai by 22:30 Hrs (Tentative)
Cost of the event is Rs 1100/- only.
The cost includes –
Morning Breakfast & Tea
Local flavour Pithala Bhakri & Thecha for Lunch
Evening Tea / Coffee
Transportation from Borivali in Private Non AC vehicle
Guide and expertise charges
Note: Please carry Plate and Spoon. Plastic plates are strictly banned on the mountains.
To confirm your participation, one has to deposite full amount to the following bank account –
Name of a/c holder: Sashank G Acharekar
Bank: ICICI BANK
A/C Number : 001801052423 IFSC Code : ICIC0000018
Branch: Borivali west branch
To get more information check website – http://www.nisargabhraman.org/2015/09/one-day-trek-to-ratangad-on-13th-sept.html
To register for the event, contact –
Limited Seats. 25 Nos Max.