Ratan Gad

The Jewel of the Sahyadri

Ratangad, meaning a jewel among all forts, is indeed a jewel in the Sahyadri. It is a 400 years old structure set against the scenic backdrop of the Bhandardara lake and stands at a towering height of 4255 feet above sea level. At the base of the fort stands a architecturally astounding 1000 year old Shiva temple. On going upward, one will find the fort’s ruins, caves, water cisterns and also the lovely Rani Mahal. It has four main gates with wells near each. Winter is the best time to visit this fort and experience it in all its beauty.

What to do

Pay a visit to the Amruteshwar temple, Tryambak Darwaja: Main Entrance of the fort, Bastion on the fort, Breath taking views of the nearby valleys.


Recommended Time & Duration

Ideally winter is the best season to plan for a visit to Ratangad.

Travel Essentials

Travel options


87 Km from Nashik

2 Hour 30 Min


83 Km from Nashik

2 Hour 10 Min


74 Km from Nashik Railway Station

2 Hours

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Nearest Hospital within 46 Km
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Many options available within 9 Km 
18 Min


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