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Ratangad fort is a part of the Kalsubai range, which consists of some of the highest peaks in the Sahyadris. Ratangad gives you the best views of surrounding peaks and Bhanadardara dam. Experience the colossal cliffs unfolding in front of your eyes, one behind the other as you walk on the edge of the fort.
The robustness of Sahyadris can be experienced only from a few forts and Ratangad is one of them. Standing in the “Eye of the Needle” is a major attraction.
If you want to experience staying in caves, Ratangad is the perfect trek to do!
Well, be boarding the Bus from the nearest local Pick up points. Bus timings are linked & shared in Pick-up Point Location for convenience:
10:00 PM: Meet Bhatakna Team Member at Borivali (E) National Park Bus Pick-Up Point.
10:00 PM – 12:00 PM: Journey start with private Bus Pickups from Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Ghatkopar, Thane, Kalyan, Kasara.
Enjoy the journey Play Games, Sing songs, Dance Masti & Make Fun Journey With Your Gang!
05:30 am: Reach Base Village Wake Up & Get Refresh Yourself & Grab a quick Breakfast.
06:30 am: Gear up, & pack your bags and get out! For adventure Trek It’s gonna be a long climb to the top. We will make a few halts on the way where you can grab your snack or a drink.
10:00 am: We reach the Top. Relax and Explore the fort You get a beautiful view of Bhandardara’s Arthur lake from the summit.
11:00 am: We start our descent. Finally, you get a view of the surroundings you climbed through in the night.
02:30 pm: We reach back down at the base village.
03.00 pm: freshen up & grab a quick Lunch
05:00 pm: Time to head back to & say goodbey to everest of maharashtra.
11:00 pm: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time, Bhatakna!
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Monsoon Trek to Ratangad Fort is a magnificent trek which passes through one of the most beautiful regions in the Sahyadris. Join us for flower special trek to Ratangad from Mumbai.
Ratangad is a fort in Ratan Wadi, Maharashtra, India, overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment area. This fort is located in the Ahmadnagar district of Maharashtra. It is on the boundary of Ahmadnagar and Thane districts. The fort is about 400 years old.
Ratangad fort is a part of the Kalsubai range, which consists of some of the highest peaks in the Sahyadris.
In the Ratanwadi village of Maharashtra lies the ancient Ratangad Fort that overlooks the Sahyadri range of mountains.
At a distance of 6 km from Ratanwadi, 23 km from Bhandardara, 183 km from Pune & 197 km from Mumbai.
Explore superb landscapes as you embark on a thrilling escapade with Ratangad Fort trek. The twisting paths make the trek challenging but a fun experience.
Really trek to Ratangad Fort is Unforgettable. The height of Ratangad Fort from sea level is 1297 meter (4255 Ft) high.
Go on a Monsoon Trek to Ratangad Fort and enjoy picturesque views from the top.
Ratangad is probably the best scenic fort in Maharashtra. Its located near Bhandardara dam. So enroute you can visit the Dam too.
“Ratan” means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed the jewel among all the hill forts in Sahyadri. Geographically, Ratangad is on the banks of Bhandardara lake in Ahmednagar district at a height of 4255 feet.
Ratangad Trek in monsoon Ratangad Fort situated atop a hill overlooking the Bhandardara region. Kalsubai peak and the Konkan-Kada are visible from here, along with a number of waterfalls!
Yes, the trek is completely safe for solo and female travelers. We usually have around 40% of solo or women travelers with us in each batch. We pay special attention to the safety of our guests. Separate accommodation is provided to men and women for their overall comfort
It usually takes approximately 3 hours to trek through the Ratangad Fort. Therefore, one should arrive at the place in time to enjoy the trek around this magnificent fort.
The trek has an approximated height of 4255 feet. Given the gradient of the Ratangad Trek, one ought to put on light shoes to save more time.
Yes. Ratangad trek is completely safe for trekkers. Your safety will be the first priority of the trek leaders and all your concerns will be taken care of. The fort also has several staff members, at your service to ensure your safety and comfort at the fort. Hundreds of visitors frequent the place to enjoy the immense tourist attractions.
No washrooms are only available at the base village
The Pickup time for Ratangad Fort trek is 10 PM at Borivali National Park Mumbai
The gradient of the Ratangad Fort Trek makes trekking relatively manageable. The Ratangad fort has an approximate height of 1192 meters above sea level.
You’ll also notice that the fort has assistive equipment such as ladders, which makes the trek more effortless. The fort also consists of fairly non-sticky rocks hence makes the trekking less strenuous for the visitors.
Breakfast, lunch and are included in the package.
– One must also consider bringing woollen clothes such as jackets and socks to keep them warm. During winter, the fort becomes extremely cold, especially during the night.
– You may also consider carrying personal items like energy bars, snacks and soft drinks.
– It’s especially critical to take water for personal consumption.
– Good trekking/sports shoes (sandals, chappals, floaters not permitted).
– Camera, Binocular (Optional)
– Identity proof and Thrillophilia’s voucher is must
– Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent, etc.
The Ratangad fort has a total height of 4255 feet or approximately 1297 meters. This incredible height makes it easier for visitors to enjoy the beautiful view from the peak. The place offers an excellent location to view great picturesque views. No wonder the site attracts millions of visitors globally.
The fort also has an unforgiving gradient hence the need to wear light shoes. Light shoes not only reduce fatigue but also saves the visitors a lot of time.
Visit the place as a group for safety as the site features several monkeys. The monkeys can quickly become intrusive and aggressive. For this reason, one must resist the urge to confront the monkeys while at the place.
Lastly, ensure that you carry a secure camp to keep you safe. The good news is that the fort features plenty of open safes.