Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai

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5th Jul 2014

Thats where we are headed. The highest one :p

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

Amruteshwar temple

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

Lush green Paddy field

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

into the mountain forest

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

the climb :)

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

another shot!!!

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

Ratangad fort gate

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

The VIEW :)

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

Just amazing

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

Divine

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

Ratangad

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

Nedhe (at the top is the hole - needle eye)

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

Relaxing

Photo of Ratangad: Weekend Getaway from Mumbai by Rupali

So here we go again exploring yet another mountain trek to Ratnagad, another perfect weekend getaways. It is situated in dense forests of Kalsubai – Harishchandragad range. It’s about 200 km from Vashi and can be reached either by road or else can also take train till Igatpuri and take a bus or cab till Ratanwadi.

The Fort at the top is at a height of about 4500ft and the trek takes around 2hrs to reach to the top. We start from the base near Amruteshwar temple, which is a Lord Shiva temple. We walk across the village along the paddy fields and a river winding itself with the hiking track. Anyhow there are some patches of steep climb; however I would rate this trek as simple-medium grade.

We left Mumbai Saturday midnight and reached early morning around 5am. We started Climbing at around 7am and were there at the top by 9-ish am. Did some exploring up there. There are ruins of Ratengad fort, a temple and the best part is view. We were lucky to not have rains and Of-course no sun. At times it use to get foggy but that was bearable :)

Nedhe is a point which should be covered. This is basically a Needle eye created by high speed winds. The rock has a huge hole in it and can accommodate about 10-12 people. It has a great view and is super windy. Nedhe is about 15-20 mins from Ratangad fort and has a steep climb.

Decent was again of approx. same duration and at the base you can have lunch at the local restaurants. 

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Hey, how is the transport availability from Kasara to the base village? And you started from Ratanwadi or Samrad? Need some details about the local transport. Thanks
Sun 12 20 15, 23:06 · Reply · Report