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Ratangadh Monsoon Trek
August 15 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Ratangadh – popularly known as the jewel fort in local parlance, is an interesting trekking getaway from our maddened city life. With hidden entrances, rock cut chimney climbs, thrilling ladders and mind-blowing views amidst the monsoon blossom of karvi flowers, there’s plenty of reasons to do this one. However, the real highlight is the “Nedhe” or Eye of the Needle, a hole in the Rock formed by wind erosion, a magnificent sight on its own, sitting here will give you a sense of achievement as you experience the howling winds. The Eye of the Needle is both literally and figuratively the high point of this trek as you relax and lord over all that is below you!
The 3-hour trek is uphill and Medium Grade. While first-time trekkers can participate, physical fitness is important.
What you get
Transport from Dadar to Igatpuri and back by non-AC bus
Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Tea/Coffee (vegetarian meals)
Cost: INR 1,199
Day 0 / Previous night
Board the bus at Pritam Hotel, Dadar East at 11:30 pm or Nitin Company Junction, Thane at 12:00 am
Day 1 / Morning
Reach the base Village by 5 am, rest in the bus till 6 am.
Breakfast at the base village followed by an Introduction Round
The trek begins. You reach the top by 10:30 am. Spend the rest of the time exploring the Fort clicking photographs and resting. Lunch will be served here.
Begin descent and reach the base village by 4.30 pm
Board the bus and begin the journey home. You should reach Mumbai by 10-11 pm, depending on traffic conditions.