• Name of the Fort:
  • Ratangad
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Medium
  • Endurance Level:
  • Medium

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 4255 ft.
  • Base Village:
  • Ratanwadi
  • District:
  • Nagar
  • Region:
  • Igatpuri
  • Route:
  • By train/vehicle reach Igatpuri. Village Shendi/Bhandardara is about 35 km from Igatpuri (1st bus at about 5.15 am). From Shendi, walk to village Murshet, cross the lake by launch (enquire to local people for the timings), land on the other side of the lake and reach village Ratanwadi. If you have your own vehicle, you can go on other side by the road and reach Ratanwadi directly.
  • Distance from Pune:
  • -- Km
  • Description:
  • Ancient, well preserved templeof Lord Shiva at the base, some mammoth sized hills in the juxtapose, including "Kalasubai"- the highest point in Maharashtra, one of the oldest artificial dams in the vicinity - Bhandardara, great, panoramic view all around........ all this describes nothing but the Ratangad fort Igatpuri is the most convenient station and can be approached either by train or vehicle. From Igatpuri the first bus for Bhandardara leaves at about 5:15 am and it reaches village Shendi/ Bhandardara within 1 1/2 hr (~ 35 km.). The Bhandardara lake has to be crossed by launch. Launch timings are not fixed, enquiry about the same can be made at Shendi.
    Top of Ratangad has two caves in which stay can be made. One can go around the fort to have a look at the nearby mountains in the Kalsubai range. Ratangad also has a natural orifice (nedhe). It is also possible to go an sit in this nedhe . About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors.