Thanks Krupa. Ratangad is relatively a frequently visited fort. You do not have to pay anyone to stay there in the cave. It can accommodate about 50 people and should give you a decent shelter from rain. People do cook up there. You may want to take some ready to eat stuff and light up a fire from the shrubs. [Given that its the rainy season you may not find dry ones though.] Villagers would be more than willing to provide food. Or you can just carry Theplas! Monkeys may give you company so just be a bit wary :). Hope you have a safe trek!