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welcome to the 'PlacesAroundPune' with Sunrise special trek to Ratangadh.
“Ratan” means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. Geographically Ratangad is on the banks of Bhandardara lake in Ahmednagar district at a height of 4255 feet above sea level. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time.
A 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors, is at the base of this fort. Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Caves on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accommodate 25 people at a time. Water cistems are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left; one can see Rani Mahal here
Date : 17th march, 2018.
Time : 9.00PM
- Start from Pune
- Early Morning, Reach base village Ratanwadi.
- Freshen up,
- start Trek. reach Top, explore Fort and photography.
- Watch Sunrise and spend time there.
- Start descent journey.
- after some relax, Leave for Pune.
Cost: 1150/- per person.
- End to End Transport by Non AC Private Bus
- Evening Tea
- Trek Expertise
- Unlimited Fun, Extrem Adventure, Group Masti.
Group Size : 25 only.