Monsoon has almost settled and there is all greenery and flower blossoms, see the jewel of all forts of the Sahyadri with the yellow sonki flower blooms. Ratangad (The Jewel Of Sahyadris) is a fort in Ratan Wadi, Maharashtra, India, overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment area. The fort is about 2000 years old.
Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is the origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara dam(arthar dam) is built on this river.

COVID related flexibility:

  • We understand the current situation and have made it easy to change your travel plans up to 10 days prior to your trip's departure dates
  • You can choose new events or get a full refund up to 10 days before the trip departure date. Any cancellation after that will be treated as per our normal cancellation policy - https://www.traversindia.com/payments-and-cancellation-policy
  • If you or anyone in your family (parents/siblings) have COVID+ and you cancel your trip due to that at the last minute, we will give you full refund (deducting 5% GST) once you submit the COVID+ report to us
22 Hours Available on request
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Non AC bus transport (Mumbai to Mumbai)
  • RTO permit
  • First aid
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Field expertise and Photography guidance

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Extra Meals Ordered
  • Anything which is not included in the Inclusions

Day 0:

11.00 pm : Leave from Mumbai via non AC private bus


Day 1:

2:30 am : Break in journey

5:00 am : Reach Ratanwadi Village

6:30 am : After breakfast & introduction session, start trekking

11:00 am : Reach on top & enjoy the view of surrounding ranges of Sahyadri 

12:00 pm : Start the downward trek

02:30 pm : Reach Ratanwadi village  and have lunch

03:30 pm : Start return journey 

9:00 pm : Reach Mumbai


*The above timings are tentative. We try our best to follow them, however, there might be delays owing to external factors.

Also, there is limited / no network at the remote locations sometimes, so it would be hard for communication at home. We will inform at the earliest when we enter the network regions.

Pick-up points:

  • Borivali (SGNP gate)
  • Goregaon (Oberoi mall)
  • Andheri (near WEH metro station)
  • Vile Parle (near domestic airport on highway)
  • Bandra East Kalanagar
  • Sion
  • Ghatkopar 
  • Thane (Teen haat naka)

Things to Carry :

  • Backpack - to carry your belongings (please avoid sling bags)
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 litres)
  • Torch 
  • Cap, Windcheater and trekking shoes advisable. (Please avoid sneakers, canvas shoes having flat soles as they provide poor traction and grip and tend to slip)
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal medicines, if any