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VRangers Trek to Ratangad 27th – 28th Nov 2010

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 | mumbaihikers | Uncategorized

Ratan gad trek with VRangers on 27Ngt–28 Nov 10
With the sudden change in climate as a boon, VRangers gladly announce a trek to a very picturesque place called Ratangad.

Fort Type: Hill
Maximum Height: 4255 ft.
Region: Igatpuri Region, Ratanwadi Village Ahmednagar District.
Difficulty: Medium
Time to reach the top: 3 hrs.
Cost: -500 Rs.
Last Date for Registration: – 25th Nov 10 till 4 PM.
Max Paricipation Size:-25 ppl.

Histroy :-
The fort is origin for the river Pravara / Amrutvahini . The Bhandardara dam is built on this river. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called ‘Nedhe’ or ‘Eye of the Needle’; formed by natural erosion, it is big enough to accommodate a group Of ten people and the view of the entire region from here is absolutely amazing. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has a beautiful Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings.

The entry to the fort is through two ladders. The ladders are in poor shape. One of them has the railing of a complete side hanging, while the other has no railings for the last 5 rungs. Besides they are supported by apparently flimsy supports.

Ratangad-Amruteshwar temple-Nedhe

And another entrance of the fort is called Tryambak darwaza, this is Main Entrance. The steep way down from the Tryambak darwaza are little risky. A chor darwaza (“Secret entrance”) the fort lies below the walls. A water tank on top of the mountain. Ratangad had one of the largest rain water catchment areas for its day.

Trek Schedule :-
We will reach kasara by train (Train Time given below).
Transportation by private vehicle from kasara to kasara. By 5.00 am will reach Ratanwadi – Base village.Will start the trek by 7.30 am after breakfast and will reach by 11 am followed by a break and lunch.Will start descending by 1.00 and will be back by 3.30 pm to base village Ratanwadi.
and then Thane by 8 pm.
Cost includes traveling from Kasara To Kasara , Morning Breakfast etc….

Train Time Table :-
We need to catch Kasara Slow train.
Mumbai CST: 23.18 (27st night)
Byculla – 23.27
Parel – 23.34
Dadar – 23.37
Kurla – 23.48
Ghatkopar – 23.54
Bhandup – 00.04
Mulund – 00.10
Thane – 00.14
Kalwa – 00.18
Dombivli – 00.36
Kalyan – 00.45
Titwala – 1.02
Kasara – 2.01 .

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek :
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has Hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Lunch for Sunday.
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewellry (at own risk)
5. Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
6. Torch with extra batteries.
7. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito’s repellent
8. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.

VRangers Rules & Regulation :-
http://vrangerstreks.blogspot.com/2010/09/rules-and-regulation-of-vrangers.html .

For Reg. & more details, contact Our “Rangers”
Ananda 98922 19155.
Sudhir 98212 18771.
Shekhar 98192 43836.

plz do sms if call not received.

Confirm U r self for Ratangad trek
Payment details :-
For CONFIRMATION of your registration please deposit Rs. 300/-(non Refundable) in the following account number.
AC/ NO.: 30148750939.
MUMBAI (SBIN0004205).
After transaction plz do sms to Sarita Mhatre on 98928 57368.

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