Pratapgad is 21 kms away from Mahabaleshwar to Mahad road. On this fort on November 10, Shivaji Maharaj and Afzal Khan had fought the biggest battle, so this fort has received unique importance. Shivaji Maharaj established this fort in 1956. This fort is situated at an altitude of about 3543 feet above sea level. Ch. Shivaji Maharaj had established the Tulja-Bhavani Matte temple at this place. This fort attracts hundreds of kilometers from the Konkan region. Mahabaleshwar is a tourist destination that attracts mythological and historical references. Shivaji Maharaj built the fort at Mahalabeshwar and in the mouth of the crossing, that is Pratapgad. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj slaughtered Afzal Khan, who had run on Swaraj, at the pratapgad fort. This fort, situated in the confluence of Mahabaleshwar, is still in good condition. There is a large number of tourists on the fort because of the carriageway going up to half an elevation of Pratapgad, cement wide pyramids built on the fort, roads and fort on the fort call balekilla.
In the history of Pratapgad, Shivaji Maharaj captured Chandraya Moriyank in 1656 and captured Javali. At that time, the Bhorpya Dongar was standing like a watchman at the mouth of the crossing of Jawali and on the mouth of the Rattondi Ghat. Maharaj gave to Moropant the command to build this fort on the hilltop hill. In the year 1658 Moropant developed the fort of Durga Bandhan and built the fort for the fort; That is Pratapgad. In 1659 Afzal Khan came to power with a huge army.Maharaj brought the pratapad in the valley of Jawali under Pratapgad. On 9th November 1659, at 2Pm, Shivaji maharaj killed Afzal Khan on Pratapgad and blasted his huge armys guerrilla poetry. Problem faced by Swaraj that has eroded In 1661 Shivaji maharaj founded Mahishasurardhini Bhavani Devi on the fort. There is a parking lot under the Tehelnian Buruj south of Pratapgad. From here on the right side there is a fortification. The walls of the fort are designed to be "wild". The battle was called the holes made in the wall, in which the enemy was killed with a gun or a bow arrow. The design of the forest is that it can be easily hit by enemies from the fort, but the enemy can not be subdued. The enemy coming to the entrance, due to such a design of the forest, lived in the lattice and firestorms. There is a cave on the left side of the entrance to Pratapgad.
Pratapgads west-facing door is hidden in the wall. The structure of this Maha ghat is designed in such a way that enemy can not be hit directly on the door. The elephant or the trunk could not break the door because it was high above the ground. In the interior of the Mahanvara, there are deities (rest rooms) for the guard. A huge cannon is placed in the cabin on the right side. On the right side after the exit of the high gate, there is a long stretch of the machi. From Machi to Wat Tehalani Boruja. There is a flag pillar on this bastion. The bastion is downstream. The grave of Afzal Khan, located on Pratapgads bastion, on the slopes of Jawali and a corner on the right is visible from the Buruj. See the Watch Tower and return to the Maha Darwaja of the fort. From here onwards, steps have been taken to the fort. On the left side of this path, there is currently a non-stop, second and third door. After reaching the stairs, we reach the temple of Shri Bhavani. Here are some hotels.5 to 6 small guns are found in the premises of Sri Bhavani temple. The idol of Bhavani Mata in the temple of Mahishasurardini is made from specially made stone from the bank of Gandakki river in Nepal. The temple is shiveling in the temple. In front of the temple, there are stone lamps. With the footpath in the temple, you can see the snake lane at the top of the fort (southwest lake) and the burglar door in the wall.