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Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed 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
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
1 veg Breakfast and 1 Evening tea & snacks
Kasara to Kasara travel by private vehicle
Trek Leader Expertise Charges
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
For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1200.00 per person in the given a/c