It is one of the rare forts in Maharashtra, as it was built
by Shivaji Maharaj itself. Pratapgadh is a strong fort and one of the best in Swaraj. The height of the fort is almost 3500 feet.
Pratapgadh was built by Shri. Moropant Pingle - a famous administrator in Swaraj - in 1958. The fort came into focus when Maharaj killed Afzalkhan here in 1659. After this period, Maharaj went on winning the Adilshah region. The temple of 'Bhavani Devi' is a famous spot in Pratapgadh. The idol of Devi was situated by Maharaj. The view of Mahabaleshwar , Bale killa and statue of Shivaji Maharaj etc.
Pratapgadh is truly a place to visit and remember the heroic deeds of Shivaji Maharaj. As Pratapgadh is very close to Mahabaleshwar, it is always crowded. The 45 minutes journey is wonderful. Daily ST buses 'Pratapgadh Darshan' is available from Mahabaleshwar as well.
|How to Go||:||Regular buses from Swargate to Mahabaleshwar, tourist bus from Mahabaleshwar is available.|
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