Pratapgarh Fort

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  • Address: Pratapgarh, Mahabaleshwar, Satara, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-1800229930
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Temple, Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort

Pratapgarh Fort - Review

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.

Pratapgarh Fort Information

  • 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.

How To reach Pratapgarh Fort by Public Transport

  • Local sightseeing bus
  • Private tourist’s bus
  • Rented taxi or private cars

Restaurants Near Pratapgarh Fort

  • Stalls- Pithla Bhakri and dahi.

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TripHobo Highlights for Pratapgarh Fort

  • Pratapgarh Fort Address: Pratapgarh, Mahabaleshwar, Satara, India
  • Pratapgarh Fort Contact Number: +91-1800229930
  • Pratapgarh Fort Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Pratapgarh Fort Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Pratapgarh Fort(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pratapgarh Fort: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pratapgarh Fort

  • 95% of people who visit Mahabaleshwar include Pratapgarh Fort in their plan

  • 49.72% of people start their Pratapgarh Fort visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pratapgarh Fort

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

94.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pratapgarh Fort

People normally club together Lodwick Point and Tapola while planning their visit to Pratapgarh Fort.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Pratapgarh Fort, Mahabaleshwar Reviews

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  • A great historical place, must visit. If you are planning to get here, be ready to walk and climb upstairs, best time would be pre or post monsoon. The place is scenic, I visited on weekends but there was rush, so I am pretty sure it will be crowded over weekend. Guides are available if you are interested in knowing history. The road from Mahabaleshwar to Pratapgad is very nice but kinda lonely so make sure you drive during the day.

  • If u are interested in history, then its a must visit place. Marvelously built fort during Shivaji's reign. It has not been maintained well and a lot can be done to restore its glory. If u visit, hire a local guide and he will tell u all stories related with the fort.

  • Great place to explore.. it has restoration work going on currently so some sections are closed off. Good history. PLEASE DO hire a guide. With a receipt. They give a great deal of insight into the fort's history. Awesome place.

  • We visited pratapgad fort on 3rd June and it was raining heavily in the evening. The view from top is truly breathtaking. No words to explain. Only we can experience it. The vehicles can be parked nearby and we need to trek for an hour and you need a lot of energy to climb the steep mountain. Truly a paradise for the trekkers. Has facilities like food, parking and bathrooms etc. So its an amazing place to visit over the weekend. The only problem is the road. It's a single lane and hence a nightmare for the drivers. Otherwise it's a true hidden gem.

  • Nice place.. not a complete fort though.. the vivew from the fort is spectacular... best to visit during winter... visit either early in the morning or in evening.. the sunrise and sunset view is good... it also a nice place to take pics or a photo shoot

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