Rangana Fort Trek: Wilderness Camping & Folk Tales Adventure

Prepare for an unforgettable camping adventure with KTC as we ascend Rangana Fort, standing proudly at 2277 feet in the Sahyadri Mountains. This fort, built by King Bhoj of the Shilahar dynasty and fortified by Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is a testament to human achievement in nature’s wild embrace.

Before we reach the fort, we’ll immerse ourselves in the vibrant tribal culture at Thakar Adivasi Kala Angan. Witness the traditions and artistry of the indigenous Thakar Adivasi community, adding a unique cultural dimension to our journey.

Join us as we explore the fort’s history, the scenic Sahyadri landscape, spine-chilling folk tales, and the enriching tribal culture of Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra. We are at just 25 Kms to the North of Goa!

Things to know:

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Remember, there’s no washrooms in the wild! Our team will share detailed guidelines on wilderness hygiene before camp, ensuring minimal impact on the pristine natural surroundings. 
  • The trek covers a 3 km uphill journey and requires an fairly active lifestyle. Be prepared for an invigorating experience!
  • Tents are pitched at a safe spot near the Rangnai Mandir atop the fort under KTC expertise.

Step Back in Time With Tales of the Past

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For the tough, by the tough!

Har Har Mahadev!

Step into history!

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Itinerary

  • Day 0

    Board an overnight train till Sawantwadi/Kudal [Book in advance, tickets run out]

    If train is not available, there are multiple traveler buses running daily from Mumbai/Pune.

    We are at 1 Hour from MOPA Airport, Goa. 

    And, 2 Hours from Belgaum Station.

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    Day 1 | Konkan's Tribal Heritage

    Padmashree awardee Shri. Parshuram Gangavane founded the TAKA Museum & Art Gallery in 2006, showcasing Thakar Tribal folk arts. A pioneer in unearthing the Chitrakathi style painting, he's trained over 1000 students and scholars, conducting workshops and exhibitions nationwide.

     + Pick-up: We will arrange transportation to pick you up between 9-11 AM. 

     + Check-in at the Homestay within the Thakar Adivasi Kala Aangan premises [Dorm & Triple Shared Stay]
     + Trip briefing & a surprise gift awaits from KTC

     + Take some leisure time to relax and rejuvenate at the Homestay. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere.

     + Authentic Tribal Cuisine Fish Lunch at the Stay

     + Thakar Museum & Art Gallery Guided Walk: Join the Gangawane family on a guided exploration of tribal art's captivating stories, where ancient traditions come alive through their preservation efforts. The Gangawane family has been dedicated to preserving traditional art forms such as Kalsutri Bahulya (Puppetry), Chitrakathi Paintings, Shadow Puppetry & more.. Marvel at the unique Chitrakathi Art Gallery, where vibrant Chitrakathi Paintings come to life. You will also have the opportunity to browse and purchase souvenirs at the tribal store, supporting local artisans.
     + Conclude the day with a delightful vegetarian dinner, featuring a variety of flavorful dishes that highlight the culinary heritage of the region.

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    Day 2 | Adventure Begins!

    Narur Village, nestled in the scenic valley of Rangna, serves as the gateway to the Konkan region on the cusp of the Western Ghats. This picturesque village boasts a storied history dating back to the 11th century, adding to its charm and allure.

     + Begin the day with a hearty tea and breakfast at your accommodation

     + Road-trip to reach the base village of Narur

     + Heritage Village Walk-through: Embark on a captivating Heritage Walk through Narur Village and immerse yourself in its rich history and enchanting folklore. This immersive journey will guide you through the winding paths of this charming village, revealing its cultural treasures and deep-rooted traditions.

     + Authentic Malvani Vegetarian Lunch at traditional house of the Sarnobat's. 

     + Trek Briefing: Get ready for the adventure ahead with a Trek Briefing

     + Receive your camping gear, including tents and light bedding.
     + Begin the ascend by 2 PM 

     + Uphill trek begins amidst the western ghat forests! A delight for any intrepid explorer- Click interesting finds along the way!
     + Camp Briefing: Gather for a Camp Briefing atop, where we'll discuss safety measures, hygiene practices, and wilderness guidelines to ensure a memorable and secure experience

     + Sunset & Waterfall Trail: Join us for a breathtaking Sunset Trail. Witness the mesmerizing Rangana waterfall and the sun setting over the enchanting Konkan Valley from atop the fort
     + Return to the campsite and set up your tents. Begin preparations for a delightful dinner in the Camp Shed
     + Enjoy a well-deserved dinner under the sky
     + Rest and rejuvenate, ready for more adventures tomorrow.

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    Day 3 | Untill Next TIme!

    As the sun rises over our campsite, a new day brings fresh opportunities for thrilling exploration. Get ready to embark on another unforgettable journey through the wilderness as we delve deeper into the heart of nature.

     + Sunrise Trek: Rise early for a mesmerizing sunrise trek to explore the fort. Marvel at the ancient ruins and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty along the trail.

     + Tea & Snacks: Recharge with a refreshing cup of tea and some delectable snacks

     + Wind up the Camp for the journey back

     + Begin Descend!

     + Dip into the refreshing seasonal stream at the base point

     + Vegetarian Lunch at Base Village. Experience warm hospitality as you refresh and relax at local homes, gaining insights into the village way of life

     + Departure: Drop back at the Kudal Station/Highway with a treasure trove of memories from this remarkable adventure. 😊

Add-ons
Puppet Show on Recorded Music [20 Min]: ₹ 250 PP
Chitrakathi Art Workshop [with Souvenir & Drawing Book]: ₹ 800 PP
  • Camp & Accomodation: 3D2N
  • All Meals & Breakfast
  • Gift
  • Local Facilities
  • Museum Fee
  • KTC guiding and expertise fees
  • Internal transfers from Pick-up till Drop
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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Stays in the Trip

Note

1. Please confirm bookings in advance to prevent loss of stays. Especially in rush months between Nov to Mar.
2. Please carry water bottles and avoid buying packaged water if possible.
3. Do not consume intoxicating substances in the Village area and public places.
4. Please let us know if you wish to increase the budget or do cost-cutting. Your budget affects stays and activities involved. KTC convenience charge remains the same irrespective of the budget.

Network may not be available- we recommend a complete detox from gadgets. If network is a must, please let us know.

Please go through the traveler responsibilities mentioned in the ‘Travelers Handbook‘ link.

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FAQs

What is KTC? How does it work?

At KTC- we design tours, excursions, and camps in Konkan. Our catalog is continually being upgraded to include all range of stays and unique experiences in the region.

Our tours adapt to include the seasonal variety that each season has to offer. We pride upon the authentic Malvani cuisine, local hospitality, the comfort of homestays in our curated unique itineraries. We are a tourism company, but we are also more, as we are working to build a community whose connections exceed far beyond travel.

What is the best way to travel with KTC?

We mostly travel in our free time but with the kind of experiences we offer and to truly experience the beauty of Konkan, we would recommend freeing your time to travel with us. We offer weekend getaways as well as curated long tours.

Pre-designed tours are released but we primarily engage in private tours for groups. The best way to travel with us is to curate a trip for your group. Currently, all our experiences are available at throwaway prices for a time now.

How to customize a tour with KTC?
  • Whatsapp us on 8669810485 to get a customization form.
  • Fill in your preferences with help of our catalog.
  • We will review and design the itinerary accordingly.

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You could join pre-designed tours from our catalog.

Which is the best season to travel in Konkan?

Squeezed in the lap of the Western Ghats and the Arabian sea, every season in Konkan has something unique to offer. Summer is for exploring hidden beaches, water sporting, scuba, scenic mangrove boat safaris, fort trails, wild fruit trails, and more. Winter is for everything summer, plus a major mood for camps and a season of Jatras in Konkan. You get to witness the traditional Dashavtar live theatre in a Jatra. Monsoon is very underrated here. You could witness some of the best treks and waterfall trails in the monsoon. The Malvani cuisine also changes to adapt to seasonal variety and even the beaches hit different every season.

How much time before do we need to confirm the tour?

To make all the arrangements, we recommend a confirmation at least a week before travel.

Note that, in the tourism rush months of November, December, January, March, and April- stays may run out, and hence we need to plan the trip months earlier.

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It was a 4 days tour and we enjoyed it thoroughly..the secret beach, secret island, the homestay, Daji and his family, malvani food everything was fabulous and smoothly planned by KTC . Pratik,Nilesh,Chatur and Yasir were nice friends cum guides. To be honest I am going to bring my mother to enjoy the village life style and malvani food here next time around. Thank you KTC for this memorable trip. Also Pratik guided us in our next trip to Amboli which was very generous of him. 😊😊

Rishikesh Rane Gujarat

Where do I even start about my trip with Konkan travel club...Me and my husband had the most amazing 2 days exploring offbeat Konkan with them. If it would not have been for Konkan travel club we would have never ever experienced the rural, local authentic konkan side. The experience of staying with locals, eating their local delicacies, experiencing unexplored hidden gems of Konkan is what only Konkan travel club can make you experience. Prateik is a perfect host, very curious informative, knowledgeable and helpful. We were confused of how to, where to start he helped us bring clarity shared us a perfect itinerary as per our tastes and preferences and we were sold. We have made some amazing connections with Aji and Ajoba of the house we stayed at. Highly recommend them. If visiting Konkan then, what are you waiting for just go ahead and contact Konkan travel club.

Riddhi Trivedi Mumbai

Where to start from... Amazing people amazing places.. Amazing food... And most importantly the treatment they provide ... I booked an private staycation and trip for me and my friend who came from abroad ( the reason behind telling this detail is I wished for everything authentic malvni and konanki experience) .. KTC said you just sit relax and he will smile... They kept their promise.. We started off with amazing waterfalls temple and authentic food a nice cozy stay to relax.. The next day was even beautiful they planned beach stay like literally you just have to look up and there you go sea beach happy place.. At night we stayed by the beach in tent under the sky near water like a dream fairy tail (ps not exaggerating) and the next day we saw a fort blue lagoon beach and yes last day I wished for a surprise party and tadaa... KTC arranged that as well for us in goa... Again cozy stay music cake foood sea.. Again fairy tail... Thank you so much for this amazing experience and wish to come back soon.. 💝

Devika Saraf Pune

Where do I even begin, I visited a part of Konkan a few years back & I was sure that I will come back again & now when I got a chance to visit it again I had a completely different experience from the last time I was here. Man what a memorable time I spent during my stay here from witnessing a local play (Mahashivratri special from night to dawn) to food trails to hidden gems (beaches, a lesser known sea fort & a natural pool). The best part of the tour was definitely our homestay & the warm hospitality we received was a very humbling experience. The last couple of days have been overwhelming. Thank you so much Konkan travel club for hosting us & making us a part of your rich culture & lifestyle.

Ayushi Yadav Mumbai

Not just a trip but a therapy! Didn't know lockdown would hit again and will be all isolated, but my gut feeling said this trip should be a now or never calling. And yes, random plans work and it worked again this time but with Konkan Travel Club. These guys chalked out our plan in a Span of two days and we booked it with them.. it was just 2 of us and all 3 of them pampered us like anything. With zero network, this break was most awaited. Right from Daji kaka's lip smacking food to Onkar, Richa and pratik's hospitality everything was bang on! Secret locations, endless shopping and the overall vibe made me forget lockdown blues. I'm glad I took this trip.... I don't regret being caged now and once the curfew is off I am again going back here..To come back with more stories...Keep it up guys!!!

Mumpy Das Mumbai

Thank you pratik for organizing everything so perfect. Your each team member wer amazing . I loved everything about you guys from handling us to entertaining us. Thanks amul , mayur , yaseer , viraj for being a good leader ⭐ even i met nilesh sir . He is a gem of a person . I wld sure like to meet u guys again . I wish great succes to KTC .

Soniya Solanki Mumbai