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Ratangad Fort Trek From Pune



1 Day 1 Night

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Ratangad Fort Trek Overview

  • Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel altogether Capitol Hill forts here in Sahyadri. it’s located within the district of Ahmednagar and is found about 4255 feet above water level .
  • It lies within the Ajoba range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Geographically Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district.
  • With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadris looks considerably lost in time. At the bottom of this fort is ancient Lord Shiva (Amruteshwar) temple. About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors.

Difficulty Level of Ratangad Fort Trek

  • Ratangad Trek is Medium.


Height of Ratangad Fort Trek

  • 4255 ft. approx.

Base Village for Ratangad Fort Trek

  • Ratanwadi.

Height of the Ratangad Fort Trek

  • 1297m

  • Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel altogether Capitol Hill forts here in Sahyadri. it’s located within the district of Ahmednagar and is found about 4255 feet above water level .
  • It lies within the Ajoba range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar.
  • Geographically Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadris looks considerably lost in time.
  • Ratangad Fort Trek comes with the reputation of the widespread greenery which makes it majestic and provides the astounding edge to its appearance.Ratangad fort is 400 years old and still in far better condition to cater and offer trekkers an ideal site to trek on.
  • Ratangad Fort Trek doesn’t requires any professional or better skills of trekking to trek thereon , rather the fort is far easier to trek and to witness history’s one among the important and pivotal feature. The fort has four doors in total names Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan and Trimbak.
  • These names basically been named after the hindu Gods names. On the most gate, there’s been two sculptures of the Hanuman and therefore the Lord Ganesha making it more auspicious and far intriged with the scared energy .

Ratangad Trek

  • The fort has many wells on the highest which dipicts the age old structures and therefore the concern for the supply of water. intrinsically the fort is been located at a particular height which makes difficult to supply or have adequate stock of beverage .
  • Ratanwadi village which is present at the bottom of Ratangad Fort having famous and far renowed Amruteshwar Temple, which even achieves crowds of the pilgrims and therefore the worshippers everywhere and it even contributes within the tourism of the Ratangad fort subsequently.
  • As the temple is been known for its cravings, which dating back till Hemadpanti Period which roughly spans round the eighth century and this is often what makes historians and therefore the many archeological lovers are available and visit this temple and undoubtedly they visits the Ratanagad Fort Trek.
  • The fort dipicts the history and takes you to the age of history and provides you a touch essence of being on the historically important place. The fort is that the origin place for the Pravara river too which itself makes it more special and provides another spectacular feature to the fort which may cater and attract many tourists within the curiosity to observe that origin.

  • The pravara river is even been known by the opposite name called Amrutvahini. And on this river only the magnificant and humongous Bhandardara dam being built which makes this fort more genuine and rich with the tourist places which may cater to each age bracket regardless of their age and interests.
  • From the highest of the fort the neighbouring better known forts too being seen. i.e. Alang fort, kulang fort. Madan Gad, Harishchandra gadthese are all super amazing forts being seen easily and therefore the refore the presence of Bhandardara dam makes it more majestic and the luxurious in its own way.
  • From the fort the view which we get of Bhandardara Dam . The fort gives you supreme experience of nature and its bliss all around. There are few rock cut cisterns on fort and which may store water throughout the year which makes it more commendable.
  • Ans whtas more surprising is that its been naturally made by the weathering process.

Best Places to go to near Ratangad Fort Trek

  • Bhandardara Dam is one among the place which makes it more fulfiling and enriched with all the essential equipments to cater all the requirements of the tourists all around. Bhandardara dam always been centre of attraction for all kinds aged groups as its one among the prominent dams of the Maharashtra and plays a pivotal role too.
  • Amruteshwar temple as mentioned its the most highlight within the Ratanwadi. The temple is been rich with the carvings which dates back to eith century making it prominent and prolific place to go to and envision.

How to get at Ratangad Fort Trek

  • The fort is situated 6kms from the ratanwadi village. precisely 23 kms from the Bhandardara and if you’re at pune then its 183kms from pune.


Things To Carry

  • Backpack 10/20 L
  • A bottle of water
  • Snacks
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Warm Jacket
  • A hat and sunglasses
  • Skin Cream
  • Rain Jacket
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Extra Socks
  • Towel
  • Trash Bag

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Day 0

7.00pm: Pickup from BMCC college Fc road Pune

7.30pm: Pickup from Nasik phata

Day 1

4.00am: Reach the bottom village and shower after an extended journey.

5.00am: Start the trek to Ratangad early morning post breakfast

9.00am: Reach the highest of fort and explore the monsoon jewel

10.00am: Explore the fort and begin the descend

1.00pm: Reach the bottom village and have lunch

4.00pm: Depart back to Pune

11.00pm-1.00am: Reach Pune with a lot of memories


  • Transportation from Pune to Pune
  • 1 veg Breakfast and 1 veg Lunch
  • Travel by private non-Ac vehicle
  • Trek Leader expertise charges
  • Basic medical kit
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for private consumption
  • All kinds of additional Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any quite personal expenses.
  • Any quite cost which isn't mentioned within the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred thanks to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, inclemency .
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.


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