- Address: Pen Maharashtra 402107, India
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids, Fort
Pratapgad Fort - Review
If you’d like to combine history with adventure, exploring the Pratapgad Fort on foot would be ideal. Located in Pen which is about 120 kilometers from Pune, Maharashtra, the destination is known for trekking. The Fort is remembered by its noteworthy war incident between the Maratha ruler Shivaji Maharaj and Afzal Khan. As a renowned tourist spot, the fort is situated conveniently and is close to various other attractions. So, while you’re here, you can explore them all in an hour or two. The Fort is surrounded by lush greens and the trek may be a bit tedious as there are no proper trails. However, as you hike, you can enjoy the mesmerizing views of nature too.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pratapgad Fort
40% of people who visit Pen include Pratapgad Fort in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
95% of people start their Pratapgad Fort visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Pratapgad Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pratapgad Fort
Pratapgad Fort Trips
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Pratapgad Fort, Pen Reviews
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!!!!
It's a 90-minute drive from Panchgani to this fort. The drive is amazing with green scenic view throughout. There are small waterfalls on the way which are good spots for photography. The fort is on top of a hill & the view of the valley is stunning. It's a pleasant walk inside the fort too. Visitors have thrown a lot of waste & made the place dirty. Good for one visit.
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.
Beauty of this place is the feeling that you get after reaching the heights. Clouds will be moving everywhere. It feels like heaven. Just remember, the food and tea will be 4 times costlier than usual at here.
''महाबळेश्वरच्या पारघाटात'' शिवाजी महाराजांनी बुलंद किल्ला बांधला तो म्हणजे ''प्रतापगड''. छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराजांनी स्वराज्यावर चालून आलेल्या अफजलखानाचा वध याच किल्ल्याच्या पायथ्याशी केला. तटबंदीत जागोजागी "जंग्यांची" रचना केलेली आहे. जंग्या म्हणजे तटबंदीत बनवलेली छिद्र, यात बंदूकी किंवा धनुष्य बाण ठेऊन शत्रूवर मारा केला जात असे. प्रतापगडाचा पश्चिमाभिमूख दरवाजा तटबंदीत लपवलेला आहे. वैशिष्ट्य म्हणजे शिवकालीन रितीप्रमाणे आजही हा दरवाजा सूर्यास्तानंतर बंद ठेवला जातो व सूर्योदयापूर्वी उघडला जातो. या महाद्वाराची रचना अशा प्रकारे करण्यात आली आहे की, तोफांचा मारा थेट दरवाजावर करता येऊ नये. महाद्वाराच्या आत पहारेकर्यांतसाठी देवड्या (विश्रांतीकक्ष) आहेत. देवडीत एक प्रचंड तोफ ठेवलेली आहे. महाद्वारातून बाहेर लांबवर पसरलेली माची आहे. माची वरून वाट टेहाळणी बूरुजावर (जीवा महाला बुरुज) जाते. या बुरुजावर ध्वजस्तंभ आहे. बुरुजावरून प्रतापगडाचा बालेकिल्ला, जावळीचे खोरे व उजव्या बाजूला एका उंचवट्यावर असलेली अफजलखानाची कबर दृष्टीपथात येते. टेहळणी बुरुज पाहून परत किल्ल्याच्या महाद्वारापाशी येतो. पुढे पायर्या चढून श्री भवानी मंदिरात पोहोचतो. मंदिरातील महिषासूरमर्दिनीच्या रुपातील भवानी मातेची मूर्ती नेपाळमधील गंडकी नदीच्या काठावरुन आणलेल्या खास शाळिग्राम शिळेमधून घडवलेली आहे. श्री भवानी मंदिराच्या आवारात ५ ते ६ छोट्या तोफा पाहायला मिळतात. पुढे बालेकिल्ल्याच्या पायर्या चढतांना हनुमान मंदिर लागते. पुढे बालेकिल्ल्याचे प्रवेशद्वार ओलांडल्यानंतर आपण केदारेश्वर महादेवाच्या मंदिराजवळ येऊन पोहोचतो. मंदिरात भव्य शिवलिंग आहे. केदारेश्वर मंदिराच्या मागे राजमाता जिजाबाईच्या वाड्याचे अवशेष आहेत. येथे बगीचाच्या मधोमध शिवाजीचा अश्वारूढ पुतळा आहे. या पुतळ्याच्या जागीच पूर्वी राजांचा राहता वाडा होता. किल्ल्याला महादरवाज्याखेरीज राजपहार्याचा दिंडी दरवाजा आहे. त्याच्या जवळ रेडका बुरूज, यशवंत बुरूज, सूर्य बुरूज, कडेलोट, आहेत.