Day 3 included Pratapgarh Fort, artificial traditional village & local sightseeing
Pratapgarh Fort - It was 45 min drive from our hotel. The fort was built under Maratha King Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj & was completed by 1656. The battle of Pratapgarh between Maharaja Shivaji & Afzal Khan was fought some distance away from the fort. The major part of the fort is said to have been destroyed by the Britishers. The inherent families of the soldiers still live in the fort permises. It is better hire a guide who would take take you through the fort. I always prefer hiring a guide than to just look at the walls & come back. There are shops & small restaurants within the fort where u can rest & have something.
Traditional village – At just 5 min away from the fort an artificial village is created where you can click the pictures.
Local Sightseeing - Included Elephant’s head point or needle point, echo point all at one place. There are many monkeys around so its better to stay attentive while visiting there. They do no harm. We found people giving them bananas & other things to eat.
We stopped at a strawberry garden & then went to the hotel.
The best part of the day – walk, earphones & a romantic track “Your body is a wonderland” by John Mayor.
I’m sure some people like me don’t really need a perfect or a dream destination, all we need is pleasant weather, good mood , good vibes of the place, & MUSIC!!! Sometimes clubbed with COFFEE.
This was our beautiful 3 day stay in Mahabaleshwar. We headed for Imagica the next day.