PRATAPGAD FORT

Adventure / Trekking | Historical & Heritage

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This trip demands considerable trekking / walking

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Pune Junction

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Ideal Start Time: 7 AM

Total Places Visited: 1

DAY 1 : PRATAPGAD FORT

Adventure / Trekking | Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 20 km from Mahabaleshwar, 140 km from Pune & 221 km from Mumbai, Pratapgad, also known as Pratapgarh, is a large hill fort located in Satara district of Maharashtra. The fort lies at an altitude of 1080 m and is built on a spur which overlooks the road between the villages of Par and Kinesvar. It is among most scenic places in Mahabaleshwar and one of the best forts near Pune. It is also one of the best heritage places to visit near Mumbai and another popular attraction not to miss in a Mahabaleshwar packages.

Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj had commissioned Moropant Pingle, his prime minister, to commence the construction of this fort for the purpose of defending Nira and the Koyna River banks, and also to guard the Par pass. The construction of the fortress was completed in the year 1656. The fort stands as .....

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