Hello Readers i would like to share another experience about my visit Of Pratapgad fort, 23 Kms from Mahabaleshwar.
One of the beautiful and large fort which was build in 1656. Its known for the battle of the Partapgad fought between the forces of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Adilshahi general Afzal Khan. This was the one of the Major victory in that time for Shivaji Maharaj.
If you are really interested about the history of this fort then please go through this link .
If you have weekend with you (Saturday and Sunday ) then i would suggest start Saturday early morning first you can visit the mahabaleshwar . In first day you can visit half mahabaleshwar and in noon time you can head towards the Pratapgad.
It will take 1 hour to reach fort from Mahabaleshwar.You have to Pay tourism fee for it in the way of fort.Road is in very bad shape so please drive safe and carefully.
I have been there after demonetization 😀 very big cash issue but when i found that one of the restaurant is accept the credit card and debit card i was stunned and believe me they got a small device which accept the all debit cards. So had my lunch, the quality was really amazing and food was also very cheap and yes beware of monkey’s they snatch your mobile phone and food and whatever they will find in your hand.
Do not foget to see the Statue of Shivaji Maharaj with sourrounded beautiful flowers.
Happy Travelling & Trekking!!