Pratapgarh FortCurrently Closed
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Pratapgarh Fort
65.32% 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
Pratapgarh Fort Trips
Pratapgarh Fort, Mahabaleshwar Reviews
This one is a must visit place near mahabaleshwar. It looks like a proper hill station with some chilling winds and fog all over. The view from the top of this fort is mesmerizing, its heavenly feel. You are on top of something from where you can see nothing but dense clouds which are surrounding you.
The great Fort with the great story. When ever you visited the Pratabgad Fort always take a tourist guide at the fort I think they will charge you 200 to 300 but they will tell you the whole story in a very beautiful manner.
Be ready to take 450steps to the fort, it's a nice historical place but very tiring. Must have chaas when you finish your journey. There is a amazing guy who sits before the fort start. 😀
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.
For clear visibility visit it during summer or late winters. For breathtaking view you can go in the monsoon. There is no need of a guide self study before you visit the fort is enough. Main attraction in Afzal burj.