Pratapgarh Fort, Mahabaleshwar

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Mahabaleshwar
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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  • This is one of the first few forts that Shivaji captured and it has such a breathtaking view. Please consider taking a guide with you who are easily accessible at the foot of the fort. They would give...  more »
  • The drive from Mahableshwar to Pratapgarh fort is very enchanting. In between you may come across clouds. The place is historic and a must see.  more »
  • Visit once. If you are couple then its great. Worth but not amazing. Dont spend too much on shopping. Crowded many times  more »
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  • Excellent views of valleys... Especially in cloudy and winter days... Well designed entrance... Solid structure. Local guides exaggerate stories while explaining spots and its history... Read facts of the fort online beforehand. Take care of senior members in rainy season over the steps... Good place
  • Nice fort decently maintained. It was raining cats and dogs when we visited and was covered in mist so couldn't have good visibility. Beware of the touts who claim as guides. They would charge you exorbitantly for selling their story.
  • Its about 20 km from Mahabaleshwar. Unbelievable to imagine the effort and determination offered to build this fort during those days. The fort is located at a height and from the parking one need to climb steep steps to visit first the lower part of the fort housing Bhavani temple and then the upper part housing Shiva temple and also a beautiful bronze statue of the great Maratha king Shivaji amidst a well maintained garden. As in case of most other forts in Maharashtra though the fort is not being preserved well, its worth visiting with you family and friends.
  • Loved the place. Go there in month of july and you will love it. Clouds will be surrounding you and there will a lot of beautiful views
  • Nice place to visit during the start of monsoon. Lush greenery, cool atmosphere and quite calm if you come here early.

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Nestled tight around the center of town, hostels, guesthouses, and basic hotels offer comfortable rooms to bed down in after a long day of adventuring. Farther away from the urban area you can find plusher resorts, with infinity pools, spas, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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