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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64.94% 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
As soon as you reach with your vehicle close to the fort , you can see the bhagwa flag and assume u need to climb till there only . But there are many points to visit on the fort . Taking a guide can you helpful. Good place for taking pics !!! Be careful as the area below & behind the Flag are totally open and risky. PARKING IS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR CARS
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. I really enjoyed driving through the ghat, the deepest ghats I have ever seen. Overall enjoyed the trip. 😉 You will get a huge amount of place to click pictures and selfies. Don’t risk your life just for a picture. All the best guys!!!!
Must visit one. You will be bored of hill sights so it will be a little different than other scenic views. A good place to spend about 2 hours and know much about great Shivaji.
One has to climb 400 stairs to reach on top. But wont get bored or tired as u will find refreshments and shopping stalls. Overall it was good experience. We been in October, hence climate was nice.
Historic place. We feel proud after hearing the valiant stories of the erstwhile king. Clean place, tourist friendly.