Maharana Pratap Smarak
#15 of 23 Places to Visit in Udaipur
Distance (From Udaipur City Railway Station): 5.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Atop Moti Magri
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5.5 km from Udaipur City Railway Station and 5 km from City Palace, Maharana Pratap Memorial is situated atop Moti Magri or Pearl Hill on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur.
Maharana Pratap Memorial is a historic site that is dedicated to the great Maharana Pratap Singh and his loyal horse Chetak. The memorial was constructed in 1948 with the initiative taken by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar with the help of a public trust. The memorial comprises a life-sized bronze statue of Maharana Pratap balanced on his favourite horse, Chetak. The statue of Maharana Pratap is 11 feet high, with a weight of 7 tonnes. Considered a loyal companion by Maharana Pratap, Chetak stood by him till his last breath, before being killed in the battle of Haldighati between Rajputs and Mughals in 1576 AD.
Maharana Pratap Memorial and its premises are well maintained so that the tourists can enjoy the picturesque surroundings. The view from the hill-top is awesome. There is a museum showcasing the history of Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh including the Haldighati battle. There are also statues of Maharana Pratap's associates-Hakim Khan Sur, Bhamashah, Bhilu Raja, and Jhalaman.
One can also visit the attractive Japanese Rock Garden and the remnants of one of the forts of Udaipur, Moti Mahal, the home of Maharana Pratap's father Maharana Udai Singh. A light and sound show is organized in the evenings here showcasing the thousand odd years of rule of Mewar.
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Light & Sound show Timings: 7.30 PM in winter and 8.15 PM in summer
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Adults, Rs. 10 for Child and Rs. 35 per person for Light & Sound Show