Ratangad trek is TrekDi's one of the most favorite treks.
You get to enjoy almost everything in this trek. You can enjoy rains, trek, jungle, stream, thrill everything in this trek. There are very few treks where so many facets are combined together.
What is included in the tour
> Transport from Pune to Pune by Private Bus.
> All food during the Trek.
> Safety equipments.
> First Aid kit.
What is NOT included in the tour
> Mineral water,Cold drinks,Snacks etc.
> Dinner on Day 2.
> Anything not mentioned in the whats included list.
1. Trekking bag with all luggage packed properly in plastic bags
2. Shoes and at least 2 pairs of socks
3. Napkin, towel, Cap etc.
4. Soap, Toilet paper, tooth brush & paste etc (Optional)
5. Spare set of clothes
7. Sleeping Gear (Either sleeping bag or carry mat +Shawl or Satranji+shawl)
(We recommend to carry sleeping bag for your own convenience. Even if you are carrying any of the options try to carry old newspapers or plastic sheet so that you can avoid your sleeping gear from getting dirty in case the ground is little damp)
8. Personal medicines (if any)
9. Rain jacket
10. Warm wear
11. Camera, Binocular, Field guides etc. (optional)
> Ratangad fort has an excellent cave on the top big enough to accommodate about a 30-40 people at a time. Apart from this big cave there are several small caves too.
> Very few forts has a geological feature called as "Nedha" or "needle hole" which means a natural hole in the mountain where you can actually sit in and enjoy the high speed wind.
> Amruteshwar temple which is located at the base of Ratangad fort in the Ratanwadi is one of the old "hemadpanthi" temples with fascinating stone carvings.
Meeting Time and Place: Fergusson college main gate at 6:00 a.m. Sharp.
>Start from Fergusson College by 6.15 a.m
>Have breakfast on the Route.
>Reach Ratanwadi and Have Lunch.
>Start the Trek.
>Reach the top and sightseeing on the fort.
>Dinner and go to bed.
>Early wake up call.
>Have breakfast and Sightseeing on the fort.
>Start descending the fort.
>Reach base and Have Lunch.
>Post lunch Start towards Pune.
>Reach Pune by 9:00 p.m.
(Stay in the caves of Ratangad. Please note that there are no hotels or toilets or any other structure on the fort. It is a rustic activity. Please note it again that it is a trek and not a trip.)