Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. 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.

1 Night 1 Day 01 Oct, 08 Oct, 15 Oct, and more
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour


  • Transport from Pune to Pune via private vehicle
  • Late-night snacks
  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • Guided trek
  • Medical support


What is NOT included in the tour

  • Bisleri or drinking water
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • 5% GST will be added during checkout
  • Transaction charges depending upon the mode of payment will be charged by Razorpay(Use NEFT option to pay and save gateway charges)
What makes this tour special
  • Trek to Jewel fort Rantangad
  • Panaromic views of AMK and ajoba mountains
  • Magical trail of Sandhan valley
  • Seasonal flowering at the top of fort
  • Pune Itinerary:

Day 1:

  1. 7.00 pm: Pickup from BMCC college Fc road Pune
  2. 8.00pm:Pickup from Nasik phata
  3. 4.00 am: Reach the base village Samrad 
  4. Post breakfast start your trek to Ratangad
  5. Reach by 8.00 am and explore the fort
  6. 10.00 am: Start your descent down and reach by lunchtime
  7. Later have a late lunch and depart to Pune
  8. Arrive in Pune by 11.00 pm
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  • Trek Difficulty

Trek difficulty is Moderate.

  • What are the pickup points

1) BMCC, Deccan, Pune
2) Nashik Phata, Pune

We provide pickups from these two points only kindly do not ask for custom pickups.

  • ​What if I catch covid a day before the trek

*applicable only on sharing of covid report. 

  • What if I'm vaccinated a day before the trek?

In such case we would suggest you to take proper rest and join us on upcoming event.

  • Are washrooms available on the trek?

Washrooms are available at the base village only. No facility is available during the trek.   

  • What is the type of bus

The bus is NON/AC Tempo Traveler with decent seating comfort.

  • What about extra baggage?

You can safely keep your extra bags in bus. 

Things To Carry

2 liters water
Trekking Shoes
Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & amp; biscuits
Extra pair of clothes
Clean napkin or towel
Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
Camera (optional)
Please carry personal medicines if any
Hand Sanitizer

Rules And Regulations
  1. No refund will be provided in case of cancellations one day prior to trek
  2. 20 percent refund will be provided if cancelled two days before that.
  3. The event may get cancelled or changed depending on natural calamities and amount will be refunded only for cancellations of events.
  4. No refund will be given due to sudden closure of the destinations and natural calamities after reaching the venue.
  5. We have planned events and any mishap or calamity on the behalf of participant wont be considered
  6. Please keep a buffer time of around 2 hours in the schedule.
  7. Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited.
  8. If found participant will be terminated on spot.
  9. Throwing garbage on trails is strictly not allowed.
  10. Participants should carry their own waste with them
  11. Playing loud music in the mountains is prohibited.
  12. Writing anything or any activity leading to disobedience of historical places is prohibited.
  13. Tents will be allotted as per male and female ratio by team captains, no requests will be entertained.
  14. Pick up and drop will be at the same location ( however you are free to get down on the route while return journey.)
  15. Team captains' decisions on any particular situation will be final for the mutual benefit of participants.
  16. If the behavior of any trekker is likely to cause distress or harm to themselves, our member of staff or other team members, reserve the right to terminate their trip at any time and they will have to make their own arrangements; we will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a result. We will not entertain any claims arising due to such action.
  17. In case of any injuries/illness on a mountain/river/waterfall during a trip/activity, Trek Panda as a company or our local staff will not be responsible. We provide adequate human staff support in these areas to ensure the basic safety of the trekker. The trekker/customer has to bear all the expenses which may arise in case of medical exigency or emergency condition.
  18. As it is likely that in these sorts of trips weather must be taken into account, if conditions are such that we have to change arrangements we will not be able to provide any sort of refund. If there are any other circumstances including but not limited to riot, political unrest, natural or other disaster, nuclear incident, terrorist activity, and we have to cancel a trip as a result of these circumstances, we will not be able to provide any sort of refund.