Ratangad (Marathi: ) 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.
Saturday: Day 0 10.30 pm: Gather at Shivajinagar 11.00 pm: Bus will Start from Pune
Sunday: Day 1 4.30 am: Reach at the base village (Ratanwadi) 5.00 am: Introduction and instructions 5.30 am: Start the trek 7.00 am: Breakfast 9.00 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 the base Get freshen up and Lunch 4.00 pm: Start towards Pune 5.00 pm: Tea and Snacks 10.00 pm: Reach Pune
Trek cost includes: Travel from Pune to Pune (Pune Participants) Breakfast, lunch, tea, and snack Professional Expertise charges
Trek cost excludes: Dinner on 7th Aug 2016 Bottled drinking water Personal Expenses Insurance of any kind Medical hospitalization, evacuation, and related expenses Anything not mentioned in ‘Trek cost includes’
Things to carry: 1. Two water bottles ( 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)
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