Important Guidelines During Coronavirus
  • It is mandatory to carry a Covid 19 negative report from an ICMR approved lab, which must be dated not more than Three Days before the date of travel.
  • Always carry a Hand sanitizer, Face mask, Hand gloves and practice social distancing. Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes and mouth as much as possible.
  • People aged above 60 years, pregnant women and children younger than 12 years old have been advised to stay home.
  • Participants will have to adhere to strict health protocols, including temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distance.

Hospitality Precautions

  • All our Hotels/Homestays follow the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • All supplies and materials used for cooking are sanitised before being admitted into restaurant premises.
  • All materials provided by us for trekking use are sanitised thoroughly.
  • Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and before a trip begins.
  • Hotel and Vehicle accommodations are dependent on groups and individuals. Individual trekkers may request for separate rooms*. (*Prices may vary.)
Overview

Ratangad is one of the jewels of Sahaydri. It lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Geographically, Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district. The fort is about 2000 years old. The road is scenic with lush green mountains and lot of streams. In rainy season, you might get to see lots of waterfalls as well.

Ratangad was captured by Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The base village, Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'. The fort has four gates Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan and Trimbak. It also has many wells on the top.

1 Night 2 Days Available on request
Trek Details
  • Altitude: 4250 ft

  • Distance from Mumbai = 190 km

  • Difficulty Level = Moderate

Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Start from Mumbai by 9.30 pm.
  • Reach Base camp, Ratanwadi at 5.30am and freshen up
  • Introduction round and Briefing session
  • Breakfast and start the trek.
  • On the way Lunch (pack lunch)
  • Reach Peak and sunset sightseeing on the fort.
  • Vegetarian Dinner.  (Sleep in the Form ruins/temple in sleeping bag)​

Day 2:

  • Wakeup call and Freshen up. (No restrooms/bathroom/changing rooms on the fort, freshening up will be in the wilderness)
  • Have breakfast and Visit the fort.
  • Start Climbing down.
  • Reach to base and Lunch.
  • Start back towards Mumbai.
  • Reach Mumbai by 9:00 p.m
Things to carry
  • Good Trekking shoes

  • One back pack

  • Water bottles-2 litres

  • Change of clothes for three days

  • Sunscreen & sunglasses

  • Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)

  • Allergy medication (if any)

  • Energy food like chocolate, nutribars etc (If you wish)

  • Juice packs, Glucon-D etc. (If you wish)

  • Torches with new batteries

  • Camera (Optional)

  • Masks, Gloves, Hand Sanitizers

Number of Days
1 to 5
Difficulty Level
Intermediate
Activities
Trekking, Camping