• 4.5

    Location: Maan Rd, Hinjawadi Pune, Maharashtra 400033, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 hours

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    Pratapgad Fort is a mountain fort built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and this fort is at a distance of 24 km from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar. This fort holds a sturdy view of coastal Konkan and also  Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan’s tomb is other places of interest.


    Pratapgad is 21 km from Mahabaleshwar on Mahad Road and It’s a very important fort as the major fight with Afzal Khan took place here on 10’th November 1659. In 1656 Ch. Shivaji Maharaj built this fort and the height of this fort is 3543 feet above sea level Also temple of Tulja Bhavani has been built here by Ch. Shivaji Maharaj. You can look out over Hundreds of kilometers of other areas right from Konkan.


    In 1656 The famous minister Morepant Pingale on the command of Shivaji Maharaj to control the rebellious satraps of the surrounding Javali Basin built Pratapgad Fort is also believed that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was blessed with a shining sword at the temple of Goddess Bhavani here and the historic battle between Chhatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate took place at Pratapgad.

    Inside/Outside Views


    This place is usually visited on a day trip from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar, a popular tourist destination located 25 kilometers away. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation provides regular bus service and There are small shops, restaurants, and handicrafts stores. Many schools also arrange educational trips to the fort and this fort is also on many trekking routes in the area.

    Opening Hours

    7.00 am to 6.00 pm is the visiting time of this place.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee at this place.

    How to Reach

    By air: Polo ground heliport airport is the nearby airport this place.

    By rail: The nearest railway from this place is Lonavla railway station 

    By road: You can take a bus to reach this place. Otherwise, you can take a cab or car to reach this place directly. 

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry water bottles and your necessary things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to visit this place.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes photography is allowed there and it’s free of cost.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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