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Pratapgad -  (PuneDiary's Picnic Sports Section)

3550 feet of height stands the beautifully built Pratapgad fort which tells the stories of Shivaji's bravery. Pratapgad was built by one of Shivaji's administrator named Moropant Pingle in 1656. Pratapgad is 300 mts wide and 400 mts in long.

The place on the fort where Shivaji lived is marked even today by a statue of Shivaji.

The the idol of Bhavani devi in the Bhavani Temple on this fort was set up by Shivaji himself, it was in 1661. Visitors do not forget to visit this place when they are on the fort. In 1659 Shivaji killed Afzalkhan - ruler of Ahmednagar on this fort by stabbing him by Tiger's Claws (Iron claws). Pratapgad can be seen from Mahabaleshwar which is only 24 kms away from there.



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