Maharana Pratap Smarak

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Time Required : 30 minutes

Entry Fee : Deori Tal

Timings : 7:30Am - 7:30pm (April-September), 7:30AM-7pm (October-March), Light and Sound show: 8pm-8:45pm (April-September), 7:30pm-8:15pm (October-March)

Maharana Pratap Smarak, Udaipur Overview

Maharana Pratap is one of the most important rulers of Indian history, especially of Rajput history, and Maharana Pratap Smarak in Udaipur is a memorial constructed in his fond memory. He is obviously a much respected and revered figure in Rajasthan as well as in the rest of India, which is why his memorial is still a frequently visited attraction in the City of Lakes. Situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, this iconic structure is a landmark in the city.

The memorial is a tribute to the great king and his loyal companion of years, the famous horse Chetak, who is famous for his sacrifice for the Rana in the Battle of Haldighati. Here, Maharana Pratap sits atop his favourite mount as a bronze statue, wielding a spear and charging towards the enemies of Rajputana. The statue memorial, which is 11 feet high and weighs 7 tonnes, was built in the year 1948 by Maharana Bhagwat Singh of Mewar with the help of public trust.

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Significance

One of the most important battles of Indian history, the Battle of Haldighati, fought between the Mughals and the Rajputs in 1576 AD, is reflected in the statue here. This is the battle where the armies of Maharana Pratap locked horns with the mighty Mughal warriors of Akbar. Although the Mughal forces turned out victorious, they failed to capture the Rana as his loyal and faithful Chetak, although hurt and injured, managed to escape with his faster and take him to safety. He gave his life in the process, which made his name is inseparable from the Rana and almost held in as high esteem as his.

Things to do

The statue itself is obviously the chief attraction here, and a great place to learn some more about the majestic warrior Maharana Pratap was. Few places pay a better homage to the great ruler than this memorial.

Other than that, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city of Udaipur from the hilltop of Moti Magri. The view offers a very picturesque background for your social media reel. Nearby, there are two more attractions which you can visit while you are at Maharana Pratap Smarak. One of them is the remnant of Moti Mahal, one of the grand forts of Udaipur and the residence of Maharana Pratap’s father Maharana Udai Singh. Another one is the unique and attractive Japanese Rock Garden.

Make some time to visit the Moti Mahal Museum as well, to know more about the history of Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh and the grandeur of their regimes. Here you will find models of the forts of Chittor and the Battle of Haldighati, and statues of other associates of the Rana, like Hakim Khan Sur, Bhilu Raja and Bhamashah, who fought with him in the battle. There are exquisite paintings as well, including one of Rani Padmini, the stunningly beautiful queen of Chittor, wife of Rana Ratan Singh, and one of the Vaishnavi saint Meera Bai.

Do not miss the light and sound show that takes place every evening, which tells the story of the thousand-year rule of the Rajputs in Mewar, and all the tales and folk lores that are associated with it.

Timings and Entry fee

Maharana Pratap Smarak is open every day from 9 AM in the morning to 6 PM in the evening. The timings for the light and sound show is 8:15 PM in summer and 7:30 PM in winter.The cost for tickets is INR 20 for adults and INR 10 for children. Entry fees for the light and sound show is INR 35 per person, both children and adults.

How To Reach Maharana Pratap Smarak

Maharana Pratap Memorial is situated at the top of Moti Magri Hill or Pearl Hill on the eastern banks of Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur. The attraction is around 5 kilometres away from the Udaipur City Palace and 5.5 kilometres away from the Udaipur Railway Station.

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Kashish Khatri 1 year ago
most decent and serene place of Udaipur, The more I think about it the more i fall in love with Udaipur, wud like to thank Padharo for the services & recommendation....

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