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Trek to the Ratangad fort

Aim: Summit and exploring Ratangad Fort

Difficulty: Moderate

When: Friday, 25th July 6.00 PM to Monday, 28nd July 7:30 AM

For: Fit trekkers only, If you are interested, add yourself to WL, Selection might be at Organizer's discretion, so bare with us.

Team Size: 12

Trek Route:
Ratanwadi -> Ratangad -> Ratanwadi

Price: Rs 2055 per person including food(Does not include food in train). Any excess money will be shared and remaining money  will be refunded before the trek ends.

Answering all the rsvp questions is mandatory in case u want your rsvp to be considered.

The trek demands sharing, endurance, adjustment and discipline. Please be prepared.












Ratangad is a fort in Maharashtra in the Baleshwar Range overlooking the locale of Bhandardara. It is an interesting fortress, situated at the edge of the ghats with numerous water cisterns and caves. It also commands an excellent view all around, overlooking the kokan plains, Bhandardara lake, Alang, Kulang and the huge wall of Ajoba. To reach we need to cross the beautiful wilsons dam on a shuttle and trek upwards for 4 hours negotiating chimneys and walking rickety ladders.


On the top is a 2000 year old fort and a breath taking view. The caves can house many persons and has water available for cooking.












Tentative Itinerary:


6.00 PM - Catch AJANTA EXPRESS(17064) from Hyd to Manmad


7:00 am -  Reach Manmad and have breakfast

8:30 am - Catch train to Igatpuri

10:30 am - Reach Igatpuri and start to Ratanwadi

1:00 pm - Have lunch and start climbing Ratangad

6:00 pm - Relax, Camp at a cave on the top, Dinner, Fun time.


5:00 am - Wake-up Call

6:00 am - Explore the fort

11:00 am - Start descending

1:00pm - Reach base

3:00 am - Have lunch and start to igatpuri

5:00 pm - Reach igatpuri and start to Manmad

9:00 pm - Catch Ajanta Express to Hyderabad


9:00 am - Reach Hyderabad, Tata, tata, Bye, Bye


Be prepared for anything and DO NOT GRUMBLE

No guests allowed. Please ask them to create an account, which is very simple, and RSVP for themselves.



More or less will be shared.

(Exact expense statement will be shared after the trek ends)

Payment Details:

Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 
A/c no:[masked] 
IFCS Code: UTIB[masked] 
Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch 
Its a Savings account.


[masked]_Yourname ([masked]_Manohar). NO CASH DEPOSITS PLEASE.[masked] is the meetup id which you can see in the weblink above. If you do not provide the meetup id in transaction remark, its difficult to track your payment.

You can also pay through credit card:


Things to bring (ALL ARE MUST):

Things To Bring :[ All are compulsory] pack light around 5-6 kgs

1. Rucksack/ backpack to keep all things with nice support. 
2. Sleeping Bag or couple of blankets. 
3. Shoes with good grip used before & two pairs of socks 
4. Dress change for 2 days (Light colors preferable, Avoid jeans)&  few plastic covers to keep wet cloths.

5. Slippers/ floaters for using in night. 
6. Torch with extra batteries. 
7. Water Bottle min (2 litres).To discourage buying plastic, we request you to get filled bottles from home.
8. Personal stuff (Mosquito cream, Toiletries, Medicines).
9. Camera to click kodak moments- OPTIONAL 
10. Personnel medicines if you use any.First – Aid kit would be with us. 
11. Rain Coat or Poncho 
12.Carry Identification card.- Govt recognized one 
13. Wind cheater (It’ll get really cold on the top) 
14. Food: we would find some basic food at the base village.can get some rotis with chutney for 2 times (compulsory).Bread.Jam, Dry Fruits, Energy Bars, Keera (Cucumber), Beetroot, Carrots, dates, Cashew etc. .. Energy bars, Citrus fruits, salty food, Ready to eat packets would be good as well.
15. ORS packets

Important Instructions:

1. Do not Carry any other extra weight

2. Do not Bring shoulder bags, sling bags etc

3. Do not RSVP if you are not fit enough for the trek or if you are afraid of heights

4. Smoking and Liquor are strictly prohibited during the trek (includes travel)

5. No littering, no pollution of water

6. We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers

7. If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

8. Do not take unnecessary risks and always follow the organizers' directions

All GHAC Meetup Guidelines Apply :

Anybody not following this guidelines and rules will be asked to leave immediately and removed from the group.

Contact Details :

Rajeev -[masked] [masked] (preferred Email/SMS)

Vivek -[masked] [masked]


NOTE: Event Hosts have all the rights to add or remove any member and do necessary changes in route, activity, time, duration depending on the situations and climate conditions. ORGANIZER'S DECISION IS FINAL (ITS ALL ABOUT SAFETY, PLZ CO-OPERATE)

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  • farida

    One awesome monsoon trek it was, with all the elements of adventure in it! A group of jolly good people made it all the more memorable :)

    Thank you Vivek, for organizing the trek. Hope to meet all of you on another trek soon.

    July 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Indeed it was an awesome "all in one" trek :) Thanks guys for a great trek :)

      July 30, 2014

    • vivek g.

      thank u mam... had an awesome experience treking with u..

      July 31, 2014

  • vivek g.

    would like to thank everyone of u for being part of this amazing journey to one of the finest places i hav been to.. u guys are awesome... keep treking...

    July 31, 2014

  • vivek g.

    one of the best i hav done in the monsoon.. loved the places,never saw just dense lush greenry in maharastra..though it was foggy as expected,being on the top was awesome,though missed the view of sandanvalley & kalsubai bcoz of fog but the way to ratanwadi was amazing..the energy in the group was great,loved leading a small group with bonding among everyone was great..the mountain,fields & water streams "take a bow"..u always amazed me.. would love to go back to ratangad in winter may be..

    July 31, 2014

    • farida

      Unable to download the album :(

      July 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Add this drive to your drive and then download

      July 31, 2014

  • farida

    Feel the power of the wind in this session specially designed to introduce you to the world’s most addictive wind sports - Power Kiting, at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    soumya fotos..! :P

    July 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    1 · July 29, 2014

  • Geethanjali R

    Sorry my fingers touched RSVP by mistake!!
    Looks great
    Have fun.......will miss this

    July 25, 2014

  • vivek g.

    travelling info.
    Train no. 17064 Ajanta express
    coach No S11; seat no.34,35,37,38,40,5­6
    coach No S14;seat no. 67,70
    The departures timing are :
    secunderabad : 18.10.mostly on platform 8 or 9.
    Be at the station some 15 min before & i m sure u dont want to miss the train & regret looking at the pics later
    Things to get have been updated..

    July 23, 2014

  • Nandita R.

    Hi vivek , can I join if I can arrange for my tickets

    July 21, 2014

    • vivek g.

      as discussed,book tickets for urself & u can join...

      July 22, 2014

  • ajita

    Hi! Is there place for 2??

    July 19, 2014

    • vivek g.

      cant find answer in the hardest trek done.. can take some ppl incase u book tickets by urself once i know the hardest trek done... thank u..

      July 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interested in this trek. Are slots available?

    July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Reference num -[masked]

      July 9, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:[masked] Amount: Rs 2,055.00/-

      July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you still have slots for this.. can i transfer the money?

    July 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Payment done for me and my friend: Rs4110.00.. Transaction Reference Number:[masked]

      July 7, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:[masked] Amount: Rs 4,110.00/-

      July 9, 2014

  • vivek g.

    Guys no more spots left..can take few more ppl into the meetup but u guys hav to book to & fro tickets urself... details given above.. thank u...

    July 9, 2014

  • mridul

    hi, i am presently in Pune..please tell me how should i tag along with you guys and what will b the fee

    July 5, 2014

    • vivek g.

      ya u can join us from manmad.. travel urself till there.. fees would be 1355

      July 7, 2014

  • farida

    Transferred Rs.1815/-. Transaction Ref. No. [masked]

    June 24, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:[masked] Amount: Rs 1,815.00/-

      June 25, 2014


    Done Payment of 2055 with UTR No SBIN[masked]

    May 22, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed NEFT/SBIN[masked]/Mr MANISH SHARMA 2055

      June 6, 2014

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