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“awsome fort!!!!!!!”
Review of Pratapgad Fort

Ranked #4 of 43 things to do in Satara
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“awsome fort!!!!!!!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a must visit place near Mahabaleshwar, especially during rains. This historic fort Pratabgad is almost 1 hour drive from main Mahabaleshwar town.

One can hire a cab from Mahabaleshwar ST stand for Rs.1000 (entire cab for 4 travellers) for Pratabgad darshan. Alternatively, you can also make bookings for Pratabgad Darshan from Mahabaleshwar ST Government Bus costing hardly Rs. 130 per head.

Since we were only two people travelling together, costing prospective we took second option. Govt. Bus has two tour one is Pratapgad darshan in morning 9.15AM and Mahabaleshwar darshan in noon 2.15PM.

Bookings for both tours need to be done a day prior, same day bookings would certainly be a dicey situation. Conductor of the bus himself is guide for Pratabgad Darshan and very jovial person.

Recently, the localites of mahabaleshwar have created Shivaji – era artificial village, promoting handicrafts and artefacts on the way to Pratabgad. They charge Rs.30 per head to explore and take photographs. If you are fond of clicking pictures, you’ll definitely love it.

The fort is still a private property and owned by descends of Shivaji Maharaj even today. That’s the reason why; there are no entry charges to visit this fort. Even today the daily functions and routine activities of the fort are carried out as it was done 300 years ago.

As of today, there are many food stalls and refreshment options available inside the fort. A glass of chilled chaas (matka actually) is definitely not worth missing!!!

Visited June 2014
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Pune, India
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“Very good fort to visit”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have been on this fort recently. If you are planning to visit Mahabaleshwar then Pratapgad is very good option for you for half day visit. Currently some work is going on there to maintain that fort but you would love to see it. Least but not the last, road to Pratapgad is what you would expect in the valley of Sahyadri. :)

Visited March 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Nice fort to visit”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Fort is nice but not maintained clean properly. There are no direction boards to see the main locations.

Visited November 2013
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Satara, India
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“a great shivaji maharaj built fort !!!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

we are inspired here by our great shrimant chhatrapati shivaji maharaj and his great vision to get Hindu under one rough !!!!! the history is charged here !!! a mind blowing seen scenery we can see here !!!!

Visited September 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Place of Historic importance”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We visited in November 2013. The place is worth visiting. You may take help of guide for knowing the nook and corners and their significance. The view from the fort is enchanting. The place is quite maintained. The Shivaji Maharaj Statue is superb. You can enjoy "Kanda-bhaji", "pithla-bhakri" and chhas here. There is good hotel that has a view of Pratapgarh peak. Worth visiting in Mahabaleshwar trip.

Visited November 2013
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