Ratangad Fort - One Day Trek

Charges 750/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Ratangad". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. It is an easy-grade trek/trail near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik. Pickup and drop facility is available from Mumbai - Borivali, Goregaon, Andheri Sion, Chembur, Thane, Kalyan on additional cost.

Ratangad Trek - The Jewel Fort

Ratangad – also called “The Jewel Fort”, is located in Ratanwadi, in the Bhandardara region of the state of Maharashtra. The fort is believed to be 2000 years old and serves as the origin of the river Pravara (also called Amrutvahini). The view from the top of this fort is definitely the most breathtaking. One can have a glimpse of the neighboring forts of Alang, Madan and Kulang. The Bhandardara dam, Arthur’s lake along with the valley appears like a painting on canvas from top of Ratangad.

  • Category: Easy-level trek/hike suitable for beginners.

  • Duration: One-day trek

  • Height: 1287 Meters / 4225 feet

  • Base Village: Samrad village

  • Batch Size: 25 Participants only
    (We do not conduct crowded treks with 80-100 people with us, it's against our safety policy.)

  • Fees: ₹750.00 per participant. (website booking discount)
    Rs.1500 750/- per person without transportation
    Rs.1800 1399/- per person participants will get a pickup and drop facility from Kasara

Ratangad Trek Dates:

If you want to trek on Sunday you need to select the trek date for Sunday. The travelling for Sunday trek starts on Saturday night 09:30 pm.
यदि आप रविवार को ट्रेकिंग करना चाहते हैं, तो आपको रविवार की तारीख के लिए पंजीकरण करना होगा। ट्रेक के लिए यात्रा शनिवार रात 09:30 बजे से शुरू होगी। इसी तरह शनिवार की ट्रेक पर भी यही लागू होता है जिसमें आपको शुक्रवार की रात को शुरू करने की आवश्यकता होती है।

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⚠️ Booking closes once seats are sold out, book well in advance to avoid missing out on the slots.

Video Clicked on 16th Oct - Flower Special Batch to Ratangad Fort

Ratangad Trek - Major attractions:

  • Water cisterns

  • Blossom Season Special Trek.

  • View of Bhandardara lake

  • Witness waterfalls during Monsoon

  • Picturesque views from the top

  • Ancient Caves

  • Majestic all the mighty mountains and forts like Alang, Madan, Kulang, Harishchandragad

  • Photography - be ready to get clicked.

  • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.

So, unleash your wild side and get going

Detailed Itinerary - Ratangad Fort - Flowers Special One Day Trek

Meeting Point: Kasara ticket booking counter window no 3, on platform 4
Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes.
Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, will be shared in the group.

Catch the Kasara Slow Local train from the station nearest to you
Train timings:
CSMT-9.32 pm
Dadar-9.50 pm
Kurla-10.00 pm
Ghatkopar-10.06 pm
Thane-10.27 pm
Kalyan-11.01 pm
Kasara-12.11 am

  • We'll meet you at Kasara ticket booking counter window no 3, on platform 4.

  • We will start our journey in a Jeep from Kasara station at 12.20 am.

  • Our next stop will be at Baba ka Dhaba for a washroom break within 15 minutes. i.e. around 12.45 am. You can freshen up over here.

Note: Those coming in their own vehicle need to reach Baba da Dhaba before 12.20 am and follow our vehicle to the trek location in your own car/bike.

Plan for Ratangad Fort Trek

  • Reach base village approximately by 05:00 am

  • Rest and freshen up, have breakfast

  • Introduction and safety instruction session and start trekking by 06:30 am.

  • We'll be reaching Top by 10:00 am

  • Explore the majestic view from the fort and the flower Blossom.

  • Around 01:30 pm reach back to base and have lunch

  • Start return journey to Mumbai around 02:40 pm

  • Reach Mumbai tentatively by 08:00 pm depending on traffic conditions.

Ratangad Fort Trek Fees Include

  • Pickup and drop from Kasara ( If opted for )

  • Lunch (pure veg)

  • Breakfast and Tea

  • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable

  • Trek expertise charges

  • Basic First Aid

Exclusions

  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.

  • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.

Things to carry for Ratangad Fort Trek

  1. Identity proof.

  2. Good and reliable trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.

  3. Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.

  4. Torch with extra batteries - do not depend on the phone.

  5. Raincoat / windcheater / Poncho.

  6. Keep your phone fully charged.

  7. Mosquito repellent (optional)

  8. Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.

  9. Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).

  10. A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking.

  11. And most imp thing, carry lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.

You should not carry:

  • Jholas/sling bag.

  • Do not wear sandals, floater, chappal, or ballerinas.

  • Please avoid wearing Jewelry.

  • Alcohol or any narcotic substance.

Caution:

  • Avoid wearing jewelry.

  • Consumption of alcohol or any narcotic substance is strictly prohibited.

  • Wear full clothes and do not use deodorant or perfume

  • How to Reach Ratangad or the meeting point for Ratangad fort Trek:

To get accurate travel info for reaching meeting point and then moving further to the Base village
1. Open Google search tab
2. Type the following words in search window "
My location to Kasara Station" -AND- same can be done for your location to Ratangad Fort to find exact info.
3. You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and before registration, you have gone through all the details, Itinerary, FAQ, Points to note, About-Us, Fees, and Disclaimer. Do not register for events without reading and understanding the details mentioned on the event details page.

Points to Note and FAQ's

Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Ratangad Fort Trek

Q. How do I get all the details about the trek, like charges, meeting time, pickup time and location, inclusion, exclusion, things to carry, etc? Can someone read it out for me on phone?

Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If something mentioned on this page is confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed for the event?

Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport for this event is provided from Kasara by Local Jeep

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request saent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Q. What if there is an issue with transport, i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured? will we get a refund?

Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek leader may decide to continue the trek as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek leader's decision to terminate the trek or continue the trek with available resources will be final and binding.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for the event?

Ans. You need to reach the Meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered a Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. How many people will be coming for the trek?

Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants. It is a Public place and we have no access to data on other organizers' bookings hence we cannot comment on the exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.

Q. What food will be provided at this event?

Ans. We source the food from the locals, it consists of Basic home cooked Dal, Rice, Chapatti and seasonal Vegetable.

Q. Is there a Changing room or a place to change?

Ans. Yes, you can change at the local person's house where we'll be having our breakfast and lunch.

Q. Can you keep your bags and extra things somewhere?

Ans. You can keep your bags and extra things at the local person's house at the base village or in the bus before the trek starts.

Q. Can kids participate in this event?

Ans. We would recommend this event to kids of age 12 and above. There are other kids-friendly events for you to consider. If you are planning to trek with a kid , I recommend you to go through this Check this Blog: https://www.mischieftreks.in/Blog/kids-trek-Maharashatra

Q. Is this Trek safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes Trek is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the trek leaders and the rest of the group.

Q. Is this Trek safe for girls?

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

Q. How long is the Trek?

Ans. Normally it takes two hours to ascend and two hours to descend.

Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person.

Q. What is the last date of booking the Trek?

Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.

Q. How should I book the event?

Ans. All you have to do is press the Register button on this page and follow the instructions.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point?

Ans. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

Q. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.

Non-Crowded Treks and Waterfall location Events

We at Mischief Treks do not believe in overcrowding our batches of treks and tours. Yes, we do keep getting requests to reduce our charges or provide discounts like others and increase the count of participants, But, Neyyyy... we won't do that. We believe in having better and safe experience rather than following the crowd.

Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to trek date and time, free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5 days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and also the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.

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Ratangad Fort trek from Mumbai

  • Venue: Ratangad Fort, Maharashtra

  • Address: Ratangad Fort, Akole, Maharashtra, India, 421601

  • Category: Weekend Getaway | Trek | Event

  • Charges: 750.00 onwards | Discount Offer

  • Event Conducted By: Mischief Treks

  • Official URL: https://www.mischieftreks.in/weekend-day-trek-near-mumbai

  • Saturday, 14-Jan-2023 | 09:00PM-07:00PM
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