Pratapgad fort Trek

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Pratapgad fort Trek, Mahabaleshwar Overview

Pratapgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Situated close to the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar in the district of Satara, the citadel rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground.

Much of the fortifications are still intact, and the fort is a popular tourist destination. There are four lakes within the fort, many of which overflow during the monsoons. There is a watchtower just beside the Mahadarwaza, or the main entrance, at the end of the motorable road. There is a statue of Shivaji Maharaj in his full glory, which was installed about 60 years ago. There is a Bhawani temple at the top of the fort, and a cultural library showcasing the heritage of the fort. There is a handicrafts centre en route to Pratapgad from the base village, which draws a lot of tourists.

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There are as many as four lakes within the fort. The trekkers may choose to carry their own water supply with them.

1) The hill station of Mahabaleshwar lies just 25 kilometres from Pratapgad. Paying a visit to the place would be a good idea. 

There are several restaurants in and around the fort which serve good quality food. In addition, homemade food is available in the village of wada from where the motorable road to the base of the fort starts.

There are no clearly defined trails which can be followed in order to reach the top of the fort. There is a motorable road however from the village of Wada which takes us right up to the fort.

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About Pratapgad fort Trek

Approx trek time : 4-5 hours

Availability of Night Trek : Available

Base Camp :

Days required for the trek : 1 day

Difficulty level : Easy to Medium

Height above sea level : 3534 feet

Nearest Airport : Pune and Nanded

Nearest Railhead : Pune

Starting point of trek : From the village of Ambenali, which can be considered as the base for the trek.

Type : Hill Fort

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