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Mahabaleshwar to Pratapgad Trek – via Radtondi Ghat

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One Day
Availability : Sun, 11 Sep'22
Min Age : 13+
Max People : 30


  • Experience the richness of Jaoli forest
  • Beautiful region to trekA region surrounded by dense jungle and mountains
  • Places to witness historical eventsThe place where the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had killed Afzal Khan
  • Monsoon Spl. offbeat trekvia Radtondi Ghat
  • Trek ends at MahabaleshwarBombay/Sunset Point
  • Experienced trekkers must do this trekAs it challenges your trekking skills

Key Info.


Satara District


Base Village

Monsoon, Winter

Best Season


Max. Altitude (Ft.)

7 hrs., 13 km.

Walking (approx.)


Activity Grade
EnduranceMedium: 7.5/10

Pratapgad Fort
Pratapgad (also transcribed Pratapgarh or Pratapgad) literally ‘Valour Fort is a large fort located in Satara district, in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination. This is a relatively easy trek. There are just 450 steps you would need to cover to get to the top of the fort. The trek is not challenging and even novice trekkers should be able to complete it easily.

A bridge from the era of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

One the route one can see the old bridge on river Koyna made with interlocking stones. One side of the bridge has a plane facade while the other side has a pointed facade to cut the water flow and minimize the damage due to strong water flow.

It is said that the bridge is from the 17th century and was built during the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj era.

Radtondi Ghat

Radtondi Ghat is known for Afzal Khan’s descent from the Deccan plateau to Konkan on the way to the mighty “Pratapgad”.

Radtondi Ghat starts at village Met-Tale and ends at village Par. Once the route was a well-developed route at the time when it was under use. Big pathway, gravel and clay as pavement, jungle to provide shade and gradual slope, in and all a nicely constructed route.

The pathway was so wide that at least 4 horses or 4 bulls or 2 bullock carts could pass each other at one time, leaving no room for doubt that Afzal Khan could descend this route sitting in a palanquin.

Day Wise


Day 0Night Travelling

Please reach your pickup point and meet with SG-Trekkers representatives to mark your attendance.

You will be transferred by private bus to the starting point of the trek.

Day 1Par-Radtondi Ghatwat Trek

04:00 – 05:00
We arrive at the base of Pratapgad fort. You can rest for an hour.

05:00 – 07:00
You can get freshen up yourself here. (Toilets are available.)
Have breakfast & tea.

07:00 – 09:00
Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
Visit & Explore the “Pratapgad Fort”.

09:00 – 10:30
Now we will start our trek towards the Par village. You can visit one of the ancient temples, “Shri Ramvardayini”.

10:30 – 12:30
Resume trek journey to Radtondi Ghat. In between, you can witness the bridge built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

12:30 – 15:00
Climb to Radtondi Ghat through the dense forest of Jaoli. We reach Mahabaleshwar Sunset / Bombay Point. Our trek ends here.

Drive to Wai & let’s have a meal together near Wai Ganpati Mandir.
Served hot and tasty local vegetarian food. (Toilets are not available.)

17:30 – 20:30
Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories and non-biodegradable garbage.

Reach Pune and now it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s keep in touch via phone / social media and meet again on another memorable trip.


Day 1: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 1,100 ft.; ⇓ 950 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 7 hrs., 13 km.
• Meals: Breakfast, Meal after the Trek

Ex. Pune

Travel Details


Sat, 10 Sep’22, 23:30 Hrs.

Travel by

Private Bus

Non AC, Highback Seats
Bus Starting From

McDonald's, J.M. Road

Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-04
Bus Route
Pick-up Points

Deccan > Nal Stop > Warje Bridge > Wai > Mahabaleshwar > Pratapgad (Base)

23:30 – Deccan
23:45 – Nal Stop
23:59 – Warje Bridge

Important Note
  • Please arrive at your pickup point 15 minutes early so as not to be late.

Sun, 11 Sep’22, 21:00 Hrs.

Bus Ends At

Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-04

Important Note
  • We can arrive 1 hour early / late; According to traffic conditions.
  • Your drop point will be the same as the pick-up point.


  • Transport from/to PuneBy Tempo Travellers or Mini Buses or big buses depending on the respective tour group size.
  • A Breakfast, Meal after the TrekServed veg. meals only.
  • Entry PermitsAt Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani
  • Common First Aid KitWell stocked medicines
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsCertified Mountaineers


  • Any kind of personal expenses.Anything specifically not mentioned in the ‘tour price includes’ column
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    Sachin Walunj

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    It was very nice Mansoon Trek.We have nice view of Pratapgad and Ramvardayani Temple.We enjoyed walking through dense forest.Local Food was very delicious 😋. Overall arrangements was very good. Thanks to SG for Memorable Trek.🥰

    Tue, 26 Jul, 2022
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