Trek to Ratangad: Jewel of Forts

Trek to Ratangad: Jewel of Forts


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About The Event

Date: 25 Sept, 2016

Meeting Time: 10.00 pm (24 Sept, 2016)

Meeting Point: Shivajinagar: Pune Participants

Grade: Medium

Cost: 1100/- per head (Pune Participants)


Ratangad (Marathi: रतनगड) is a fort in Ratan Wadi, Maharashtra, India, overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment area. The fort is about 2000 years old.

Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'. The fort has four gates Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan and Trimbak. It also has many wells on the top.

Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara dam(arthar dam) is built on this river.

The main attraction at Ratanwadi is the Amruteshwar temple dating back to the Hemadpant Era - roughly from the eighth century.

The base village Ratanwadi is approached by boat from Bhandardara. By boat, it is a 6 km journey and further it is a 4 km walk till Ratanwadi.

Trek schedule: 

 Day 0: Saturday

10.00 pm: Gather at Shivajinagar

10.30 pm: Bus will Start from Pune


Day1: Sunday

5.30 am: Reach at the base village (Ratanwadi)

6.30 am: Breakfast

7.30 am: Start the trek

10.00 am: Reach at the top

Relax, explore, spend time, enjoy the view and make sure you will get the profile pic

12.30 am: Start descend

3.00 pm: Reach at the base

Get freshen up and Lunch

4.00 pm: Start towards Pune

5.00 pm: Tea and Snacks

10.00 pm: Reach at Pune


Trek cost includes:

Travel from Pune to Pune (Pune Participants)

Breakfast, lunch, tea and snack

Professional Expertise charges

Trek cost excludes:

Dinner on Sunday

Bottled drinking water

Personal Expenses

Insurance of any kind

Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses

Anything not mentioned in ‘Trek cost includes’


Payment Option:

  1.  Bank account Details:

Name: Mangesh Dongare

Bank: State Bank of India

Branch: Vihar Lake

IFSC Code: SBIN0009055

Bank Account Number: 30466325073


Things to carry:

1. Two water battles ( 2 ltr at least)
2. Rain cheater

3. Ready to eat food (Biscuits, palm cakes, thepla)
4. Polythene bag to keep wet cloths
5. Extra pair of cloths
6. Good trekking/ sports shoes
7. Torch (Must)
8. Personal medicines (if any)
9. Cap, sunglasses, sun cream or cold cream, camera (Optional)

For any queries please contact:

+91 9960108321

+91 7709307767


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