At a distance of 6 km from Ratanwadi, 23 km from Bhandardara, 183 km from Pune & 197 km from Mumbai, Ratangad is an ancient hill fort situated at Ratanwadi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Ratangad is very popular place for trekking in Maharashtra and also one of the famous Bhandardara tourist places.
The fort is located at a height of 4250 feet. Ratangad Fort is 400 year old fort, which was used by Maratha warrior Shivaji Maharaj.
The fort has four gates known as Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan and Trimbak.
The best time to visit Ratangad is from October to December.
Valley of Sandhan is a one-and-a-half-kilometer distance from Samrad village in Ahmednagar district, on the west side of the Bhandardara region. All year round, there is crowd except for four months of rainy season.
The way in the valley becomes so tapering that sunlight does not reach the ground in many places. It is a memorable experience for a trip to Sandhan valley while witnessing the magnificence of Sahyadri in front of the Ajoba Mountains, Ratan Gad and the Alang-Madan-Kulang fort and the Kalsubai peak. It is said that the depth of the number two in the continent is in Asia.
How to Reach:
Nearest airports are Aurangabad and Pune. Airport Shirdi (limited flights).
Ahmednagar is nearest railway station.
Regular State Transport Buses are available from Any Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation Bus Stand.