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12th May 2018 11:00 p.m. Bhandardara MH

As the name suggests ‘Ratan’ which certainly means Jewel in Hindi, Ratangad fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Bhandardara region of Sahyadri mountain range. Ratan Wadi, is the base village for this hill fort. On top Ratangad has one natural rock peak with a cavity, peak is called Nedhe or Eye of the Needle. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. 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. This trek is one of the most famous near Mumbai, but is not for beginners. Trekking group Altitude Quest Adventure based in Mumbai, conducts trek to this amazing peak.

Details About An Event:

  • Type : Hill Fort
  • Grade : Medium
  • Endurance Level: Moderate
  • Height : Approx. 4255 ft. ASL
  • Distance From Borivali : 200 KM
  • Travel time : 4.30 hrs

Pick Up Points

  • 11: PM – SGNP, Borivali
  • 11:30 PM – Andheri, WEH
  • 11:45 PM - Kalanagar, Bandra
  • 12:00 - Sion Station
  • 12:15 - Chheda Nagar, Ghatkopar
  • 12:30 AM – Teen hath Naka, Thane
  • 01:00 AM - Vatika Hotel, Kalyan


  • Assemble at start point SGNP, Borivali at 11 PM
  • Tea and snacks break on the way
  • Reach base village at 4 AM (9th July)
  • Start trekking at 5 AM after stretching, briefing and breakfast
  • Reach top of the fort by 8:00 AM
  • Descend down to Samrad village reach by 12 noon
  • Lunch at 1 PM in Samrad Village
  • Reach Mumbai by 8 PM


Things to Carry

  • Torch with extra batteries
  • ID Card
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Snacks
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • Clean napkin or small towel
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or Backpack
  • Please carry medicines if you need any
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Old Newspaper / Sleeping Mat
  • Sleeping bag / Blanket

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