Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed a jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It lies in the Ajoba mountain 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 very much lost in time. At the base 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.
Ratangad Trek Event Details
Ratangad trek difficulty level Medium
Ratangad trek endurance level Medium
Ratangad height 4255 feet
Ratangad trek base village Ratanwadi
- Cost: Rs 1200
Ratangad Trek Event Itinerary
01:20 Assemble at Kasara Railway Station near ticket counter.
01:20 Travel from Kasara Railway Station to Samrad Village by Local Jeep.
Rest in till 6:00.
06:30 Breakfast at the base village.
07:00 Start ascending via Trimbak Darwaja.
10:00 Reach top. Explore the fort and Lunch.
13:00 Start descending via Ladder route – Ganesh Darwaja.
16:00 Reach Ratanwadi village.
Visit Amruteshwar temple.
17:00 Evening tea break.
17:30 Start return journey to Kasara by local jeep.
20:00 Reach at Kasara station and disperse.
People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience
Missing the train is missing Ratangad Fort Trek, no refund will be provided
Trekkers should carry packed Lunch for this Trek
What is included in the tour
1 veg Breakfast and 1 Evening tea & snacks
Kasara to Kasara travel by private vehicle
Trek Leader Expertise Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
Travel from Mumbai/Pune to Kasara and back
Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
Any kind of personal expenses
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
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1. Can we drive till Ratanwadi?
2. Distance from Mumbai Ratanwadi?
Four hours drive from Mumbai 185 km approx.
3. Distance from Pune to Ratanwadi?
Six hours drive from Pune - 190 km approx.
4. Number of days required for this event?
One day and one night.
5. Is there food available on Ratangad fort?
No. Food is available at base village.
6. How much time required to climb Ratangad fort?
3 hours from the base village.
7. Where can we park our cars?
Base Village at your own risk.
8. Is there any parking charge?
9. Are toilet available on Ratangad fort?
Not available. During the trek, toilets are not available.
10. Do Single travelers female sign up for these events?
We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.
Many Single Travelling Female join our events.
11. Are Kids allowed on treks?
Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only.
12. What type of food will be provided?
Only Veg local home cooked food is available.
13. Phone Connectivity?
Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular service.
14. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?
Cash payment is not accepted.
Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway.
On the spot payment not accepted.
We need to book in advance bus/jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is a must.
15. Will I get bottled water?
Normal well water shall be provided.
16. Can I charge my phone?
No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.
17. How is the weather now?
Summer Temperature at Night 20 - Day 39°C approx.
Monsoon rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets
18. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?
NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on an immediate basis.
19. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?
Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.
20. How do I make payment?
You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.
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