A mark of pride for the Maratha empire, Pratapgarh still stands on the face of time and continues to be one of the most visited forts of Maharashtra.
A fort of the great Maratha conqueror and warrior King Shivaji, Pratapgarh was built in his reign to protect the empire from the attack on the western side and guard the banks of rivers Krishna and Nira.
Constructed in the early 17th century, the fort is divided into upper and lower fort. The Mahadev temple, the Bhavani temple, the Afzal tower and the dargah are places to visit inside the fort.
The breathtaking natural beauty and the remembrances of the historic battle of Pratapgarh make this place a favorite pick for the tourists.
- Reaching Pratapgarh may take a little time, so start early.
- Local guides are available but they might trick you into paying more, so beware of those.
- Carry your camera if you enjoy photography, this place has lot in store.
- Do not go overboard in your excitement and peep or walk down the cliffs.
- The place is of sentimental significance to the locals and Hindus, so try not to disrespect it in any way.
- When entering the mosque (dargah), keep your heads covered.
- Local sightseeing bus
- Private tourist’s bus
- Rented taxi or private cars
- Stalls- Pithla Bhakri and dahi.
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64.56% of people who visit Mahabaleshwar include Pratapgarh Fort in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
40.79% of people start their Pratapgarh Fort visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pratapgarh Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pratapgarh Fort
This fort is best to go if you are going there for sunrise. I went there to have a view of sunrise. Fort looks old and there is nothing to look as a fort. Yes, the best part of this fort is view. There is great view of mountains there. You can roam around whole fort to have a view. This fort doesn't have any tickets. It's free of cost to visit there. Don't go with a high expectations.
This is practically a beginner level climb. The stairs are cut out, and there's eateries and shops right from the base all the way to the top. You can bring your family along to have a good time. There's a shivaji statue at the top, along with some other things. Good place to kill a few hours.
One of the forts in good condition. Walk along the boundary of the fort to see the real historical views. Don't go by newly constructed path.
The place is good for a one time visit. Parking can be a problem. Steep climb for cars. Refreshments available just near the parking lot. Parking is free. View is amazing from various points across the fort.
Pratapgad is one of the best-developed hill forts in Maharashtra. This fort is nicely preserved by government authorities. It takes 2 to 3 hours to see all points on the fort and its surrounding.It is very important fort as the major fight with Afzal Khan took place . The most amazing fort I have ever visited. The view from the top is superb. If you’re a trekking freak, then you will enjoy roaming around the fort. This place is not for senior citizens as climbing the fort is very tiring.