Pratapgarh Fort, Mahabaleshwar

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Head to Pratapgarh Fort to witness a historic site where a battle that led to the establishment of the Maratha Empire took place in the 17th century. Perched on a hill 1,053 m (3,454 ft) above sea level, the fort features two sections, the higher of which offers far-reaching views of rolling green hills, surrounding villages, and the western coastline of India. While there, you can also stop by Chhatrapati Shivaji, a temple built on wooden pillars. Take a look at our Mahabaleshwar online visit planner to schedule your visit to Pratapgarh Fort and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great fort constructed by shivaji. It is advisable that you take a guide along you during the visit who will explain the details, historical significance etc. of the fort. Must visit this place.  more »
  • This fort is a bit commercialized inside, as full off shops and eateries. Lots of locals live inside the fort hence the charm is lost. You are flocked with guides who just rush you through the spots.  more »
  • Let me begin with what I have mentioned in the title, YES, it is a must to take a guided tour if you really want to enjoy the visit. The fort is one built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje and is the one wh...  more »
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  • The place is fully commercialized with hotels and shops everywhere inside the historic fort. Instead of making a monument of the great Shivaji inside, I wish they had maintained his fort properly. There are some good parts to this location too. You have to climb and walk on the narrow path that goes along the walls to get the most amazing views. It is like all the view points of Mahabaleshwar stringed together. 4/5 stars. It would be 5/5 if the place wasn't so commercialized.
  • Pratapgad is usually visited as a day-trip from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar, a popular tourist destination located 25 kilometres away. ST bus service have run daily excursion services to places around Mahabaleshwar including Pratapgad for decades. Many schools also arrange educational trips to the fort. The fort is also on many trekking routes of the area. Its has a beautiful view from the top of the fort, also its a very pollution free area. It has also parking facilities as well as washrooms and food biting shops are available too.
  • Pratapgad Fort is very easy trek up top. Even kids and elderly can spend some good time trekking up. There are places from where there is a great view. The breeze is always cool up. It is also kept clean by the tourists and locals equally.
  • Nice natural and historical place. Nice way to follow after Mahabaleshwar. Cons: 1. People are living inside fort 2. Artificial iron sheet houses are taking the beauty of the fort out. 3 . Lots of custom work going on. Some is natural but most is artificial 4. Parking facility is not managed 5. Police are taking bribe while entering the way to the fort and out.
  • The mark of a truly great empire. Standing strong through hundreds of years, Pratapgad for is an absolute engineering marvel given the sheer size of the fort and its construction atop a hill with such a high gradient. Only issues with visiting the place are traffic management and parking facilities.
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