Pratapgad Fort / Pratapgarh Fort Trekking
Historical & Heritage | Adventure / Trekking
At a distance of 20 km from Mahabaleshwar, 140 km from Pune & 221 km from Mumbai, Pratapgad, also known as Pratapgarh, is a large hill fort located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. It is one of the best heritage places to visit near Mumbai, and among the popular attractions not to miss as part of Mahabaleshwar packages.
The fort lies at an altitude of 1080 m and is built on a spur that overlooks the road between the villages of Par and Kinesvar. Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj had commissioned Moropant Pingle, his prime minister, to commence the construction of this fort to defend Nira and the Koyna River banks, and also to guard the Par pass. It is one of the most scenic places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. The construction of the fortress was completed in the year 1656. The fort stands as the witness of the historic Battle of Pratapgarh between Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate, on 10th November 1659. In 1818, the Maratha forces had to surrender the Pratapgad Fort after losing the third Anglo-Maratha War.
flight t o leh . Delhi/Leh – Arrive in Delhi Indira Gandhi International and straight transfer to the domestic airport terminal for your flight to Leh (3505 m). Overnight Hotel with breakfast. We need your international flight details so our representative can meet you at the international terminal(outside), drive you to the domestic airport, give you instructions for your domestic flight, etcetera.
Indus Valley – After breakfast, a full-day excursion to Indus valley visiting Shey Palace-Thikse Monastery and Hemis monastery. Overnight Hotel with breakfast.
Leh/Likir/Yangthang – Drive about 60 km/2 hours to Likir (3500 m) and visit the Likir monastery. Late afternoon trek, 4-5 hours, to Yangthang village (3600 m), over Pobe la (3550 m), and Charatse la (3650 m). Note: La means pass in Ladahki. Overnight Tent or Guest House with breakfast,t lunch, and dinner.