The Pratapgarh Fort is a major tourist attraction in Mahabaleshwar. Established in 1856, the uber famous fort rings a familiar name. About 20 km away from Mahabaleshwar, this fort was constructed following Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja’s orders.
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Replete with trap doors and large chambers, this place is significant as Afzal Khan’s death. It houses Khan’s tomb as well as the famous Bhavani temple. There is also a Shiv Temple in the vicinity.
From a distance, the fort resembles a high, round hill. It is situated at a height of about a 1000 m above sea level.