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About Pratapgad Fort

At a distance of 20 km from the city of Mahabaleshwar, the Pratapgad Fort is a majestic architectural prowess built by Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji. Pratapgad Fort Mahabaleshwar is in the Satara district of Maharashtra. With the fort holding a sturdy view of the Konkan coast, the other places of interest include Afzal Khan’s tomb and the Bhavani Temple. The fort consists of the upper fort built atop the hill and the lower fort on the southern part of the hill. It is said that the Maharaja was given a shining sword as a blessing in the Bhavani Temple here. Also, the fort is known in history as the location of the epic battle between Afzal Khan and Shivaji. There are plenty of places to stay near Pratapgad Fort Mahabaleshwar such as farmhouses at the foothills of the fort that provides a comfortable overnight stay. Hotel Rohit, Saj Resort and Bhatia Villas are some of the luxury hotels near Pratapgad Fort that are worth every penny and provide you with a pleasant ambience.

Pro Tip: Usually visited on a day trip from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar, the fort can be reached by bus from Panvel, as an overnight journey.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1.5 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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