3 places to visit to celebrate Maharana Pratap Jayanti!

On Maharana Pratap Jayanti, we commemorate the courageous Maharana Pratap, who fearlessly sacrificed his life to defend his land. These places, even after years, serve as reminders of his valor and devotion to his homeland.

Maharana Pratap, an epitome of courage and valor in Indian history, is eternally revered as one of the most fearless rulers and warriors. As a Hindu Rajput king from the Sisodia dynasty in Mewar, he engaged in numerous battles, but his indomitable bravery during the historic Battle of Haldighati against the Mughal emperor Akbar remains legendary. On his birth anniversary today, we present a list of places you can visit to pay homage and commemorate Maharana Pratap Jayanti. Explore these locations and offer your tribute to this remarkable ruler.

1. Haldighati


The battle of Haldighati is one of the most significant battles fought by Maharana Pratap against the Mughal ruler Akbar. Haldighati, which is a mountain pass around 40 km from Udaipur, saw this ferocious battle on June 18, 1576, as the Rajput army could not accept the dominance of the Mughal rule in their region, Mewar, and fought with the Mughals. Although the Rajputs were defeated in the battle, it remains in the memories of historians to date.


Moreover, the place still speaks volumes about the battles through its landmarks, and places like Haldighati Pass take one to the bygone era. The pass is known to be the entry point to the Mewar Dynasty in that era and was attacked by the Mughals. While you are here, you must also visit Maharana Pratap Gufa, Chetak Samadhi, Badshahi Bagh, and more. You can also pay tribute to the fighter at his statue, known as Maharana Pratap Statue.

2. Chittorgarh


Chittorgarh has a great history, including the life span of Maharana Pratap. As the history goes, Maharana Udai Singh was the ruler of Mewar, with Chittor being its capital. Since Maharana Pratap was the eldest of all his sons, he was given the realm and was crowned Prince. It was in the year 1567 when Chittor was surrounded by Mughals, after which Maharana Pratap decided to leave the place and move his family to Gogunda.


Currently, there are various historical monuments that help one glance at the erstwhile time. You can visit Bhamashah ki Haveli, which was in the name of one of the well-known ministers of Maharana Pratap, Bhamashah. It is said that he fought battles with him, including the Haldighati battle. Additionally, it is said that when Maharana Pratap had run out of wealth during his fights against the Mughals. You can also visit Chittorgarh Fort to learn much more about the Rajput ruler.

3. Udaipur


For history enthusiasts interested in the heroic life of Maharana Pratap, the captivating city of Udaipur, known as the “City of Lakes,” is a must-visit destination. Situated in close proximity to Haldighati, Udaipur boasts the renowned Maharana Pratap Museum, a popular attraction that showcases a remarkable collection of the king’s belongings. Within its walls, you can explore an array of artifacts, including the weapons he wielded in battle, personal items, and other significant mementos from his lifetime. Additionally, to pay homage to the revered ruler, you can visit the Maharana Pratap Smarak, a commemorative structure dedicated to his memory.

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