Also knowns as Pratapgarh, this is a large hill fort at about 1080 m above sea level in the Satara district 140 km from Pune. Make your way here and enjoy the view as you trek up to this marvellous architectural beauty. This 16th Century hill fort has great historic value owing to the Maratha Warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Battle of Pratapgad.
This locale has many attractions namely Entrance of Bale Killa, Watch Towers on the fort, Statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the bastions, view of the Sahyadri Mountains, Afzal Buruj, Bhavani Temple, Afzal Khans Tomb and the Rahat Lake which is the biggest lake on the fort.
Distance from Pune - 140 km
Difficulty Level - Easy to medium
Trekking Time - 4 to 5 hours
Altitude - 3543 ft
Best Season - Winter