A peek into history, a slice of adventure and a beautiful panoramic view make a Trek to the 16th century Pratapgad Fort a very memorable experience for any traveller. So, you must include this in your list of places to see near Mahabaleshwar. If you are holidaying at the Club Mahindra resorts at Mahabaleshwar, you will need approximately an hour to reach Pratapgad.
Translated, Pratapgad means the Fort of Valour. The fort is located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Pratapgad was completed in the year 1656 under the guidance of the Maratha king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Standing tall at 3543 feet above sea level, this fortress came to be pivotal in not only defending the Maratha empire but also expanding it. It was here that the historical meeting between Afzal Khan and Shivaji Maharaj took place where the former got killed while trying to stab Shivaji Maharaj.
Apart from being the site where Shivaji Maharaj defeated Afzal Khan, Pratapgad has so much to offer. There is an ancient temple of Goddess Tulza Bhavani built by Shivaji Maharaj. You can also visit the tomb of Afzal Khan. A Trek to the 16th century Pratapgad Fort rewards you with beautiful views of the Konkan region. Do check for timings and other details beforehand.
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