Ratangad Fort is one of the most precious forts of Shivaji Maharaj, who captured it from the Mughals. The fort is around 400 years old and is frequently covered with blooming plants, particularly Sonki. Ratangad is also known as the Forts' Jewels. The fort is located 4250 feet above sea level. There are various walking paths around this fort from which travelers may see the Sahyadri mountain range's valley. The fort has four gates like Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan, and Trimbak. Ratangad is best visited between October and December.
How to reach Ratangad Fort
Mumbai Airport is said to be the closest airport to Ratangad Fort. Tourists may reach Ratangad Fort by booking numerous private cabs from Mumbai Airport.
The nearest railway station to Ratangad Fort
is Igatpuri, which is approximately 56 kilometers away. From the railway station, you may take a cab or a state bus from Igatpuri to Bhandardara.
The Ratangad Fort is well connected by roads as well. You may either take a bus from the Igatpuri ST depot or then hire a tum tum to reach the Fort's base.
Things to do in Ratangad Fort
1. Trek to Ratangad Fort
The Ratangad trek is an easy-to-moderate-level trek. It takes only 4 to 5 hours to reach the Ratangad fort.
Nearby forts and Bhandardara Dam, you can get numerous opportunities for sightseeing, which will give you peace of mind.
Ratangad Fort is an amazing land that is situated between numerous photogenic spots where you can click beautiful pictures for a lifetime.
4. Outdoor camping
Camping outside your home in the midst of Ratangad Fort is a lifetime experience that you may never forget.