(Last Updated on : 12-02-2016)
Prabalgad Fort is situated in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra
. The fortress is located between Panvel and Matheran
. The geographical coordinates are latitude 18.971193°N and longitude 73.225293°E. The structure is built at a height of 2300 feet in the Sahyadris mountain range
. Prabalgad Fort is settled on top of a plateau which is located close to Matheran.
The citadel was initially known as Muranjan. But later it was renamed after the Maratha army seized the fort during the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji
Maharaj. In 1458, Prabalgad Fort was occupied by Malik Ahmad who was the Prime Minister of Ahmednagar
Kingdom. Eventually the Maratha forces, under the rule of Shivaji, conquered the fortress by defeating the army of the Mughal Dynasty
Prabalgad consists of a sister fort which is named Irshalgad Fort. It is situated in the vicinity of the main fort. Irshalgad is comparatively smaller in area. However there are numedrous water reservoirs that were cut from rock.
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