The Maharashtra tour comprises of a number of locations to be visited and the Prabalgad Fort is one such tourist attraction here which is often visited by the travelers. The fort is located in the mid way of Panvel and Matheran. Trekking up to the fort will be an amazing twist and adventure to your trip but you need to be very careful as the way to the fort is very steep. Only experienced and trained trekkers should indulge in reaching the high fort which takes about three hours time if you start from the village of Shedung. Even if you are a non trekker this place is amazing for sightseeing. The Kalavantin Durg is one of the places to visit in the fort from where tourists can also explore other forts like Irshalgad and Karnala Fort. There are some beautiful rivers flowing along the Durg namely, the Ulahas River, Patalganga River and the Gadhi River. Spending some time sitting by these rivers is very peaceful and contending. The panoramic view from the fort hill top is really mesmerizing. The surrounding of the fort being picturesque is ideal for photography. Apart from exploring the Prabalgad fort, you can enjoy the village life of the place and take a walk in the jungle trails. The beauty of the nature here is very appealing. From here you can also plan a trip to the nearby towns of Khandala and Lonavala. So, trekkers pack your trekking shoes and get ready from some real thrill and adventure.
History of the Attraction
This holiday destination of Maharashtra has a strong historical relevance that adds to the heritage of the place. During 1458AD, this fort was under the powers of the Ahmadnagar Sultanate. Later on after several wars the fort passed on to the Mughals under the rule of Shivaji. It is also believed that the Prabalgad Fort was also home to a freedom fighter named Umaji Naik who took shelter here along with his companions.
The place is well connected by railway, airway and road transportation. After reaching the Mumbai airport, you can hire a taxi which will drop you to the fort place. The Panvel railway station is the nearest station if you are travelling by rail. From this station buses and cabs are available which drop you to the fort. Mumbai and Pune are also well connected by the bus routes which lead to Panvel. Tourists can opt for any way of travelling suitable for them.
Things to do in and around
Tourism to this place is also comprised of visiting some other places of interest which include the Louisa Point, Prabal Fort and the famous Pisanarth Temple. Being in Maharashtra, do try out the Malwan cuisine which will complete your holiday package to the place.
Opening/ Closing Timings and Days
There are no such specific timings to visit the fort. You can start in the morning and come back by the evening time.
Best time to Visit
The months of October to May are the perfect time to plan holidays to this place when the weather is soothing and pleasant.