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#8 of 56 Places To Visit in Mahabaleshwar
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Hill station, PMC, Mahabaleshwar, Satara, Maharashtra, 412806, India
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no entry fee
All days of the week
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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About 25 km from main Mahabaleshwar, this fort is easily accessible by cabs and buses. It's about an hour's journey and an additional half an hour's hike up the stairs to the main fort.

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about pratapgad fort

The location of the famous Pratapgad Battle between Shivaji and Afzal Khan, this fort was built by Maratha rulers in 1656. The Pratapgad Battle in 1659 established the stronghold of the Maratha kingdom in the region for good, which continued its rule till relinquishing its kingdom to the British in 1818. Between 1659 and 1818, the fort changed hands between many Maratha rulers, the most prominent one being Nana Phadnis.

The structure of the fort can be largely said to be divided into two regions, upper and lower. Built atop a hill, the fort also houses a Mahadev Temple in the upper fort and one dedicated to Goddess Bhavani in the lower fort area. A dargah dedicated to Afzal Khan also exists at a short distance from the fort. Enjoy the complex history and natural, scenic beauty at this magnificent fort, ideal for a day-trip from Mahabaleshwar.

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3 Pratapgad Fort reviews
Sadhu Das
Sadhu Das
A Must Visit Place in Mahabaleshwar : Pratapgarh Fort
Jun 28 2014
One of the best forts I have ever seen, hats off to those who have built it. Great view of Mahabaleshwar surroundings if the weather is clear. Temple and few houses are the part of this fort. Snacks and water available at the fort base and top. Do vi ...... read more
Omi Ghag
Omi Ghag
The Symbol of Excellence and Victory
Jun 25 2014
The fort is located at a very beautiful location just 22 km away from Mahabaleshwar.The fort was conquered by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj after defeating Afzal Khan.The fort is surrounded by very high and strong walls. the fort have the temples of Lo ...... read more