Pratapgad Fort

If you want to indulge in a day full of adventure, history, and scenic beauty, Pratapgad Fort is the place to be. It is one of the most well-maintained historical marvels in Maharashtra. Pratapgad Fort is also known as the Valour Fort as the heroic battle between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Afzhal Khan took place here. The fort is divided into parts – the upper fort and the lower fort. The lower fort is occupied by Bhawani temple, whereas the upper fort includes several eye-catching structures.

As Pratapgad Fort is located near Mahabaleshwar, several tourists frequent it. Around two to three hours of strolling around are enough to check out every nook and corner of this architectural beauty and its majestic surroundings. The best time to visit is around March and September as the weather remains pleasant during these periods.

  • Distance from Pune: Around 140 km via NH 48

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