Maha Rana Pratap and Chetak have created history and their names are well etched in the history of Mewar. Chetak, was the amazing valorous horse who helped Maharana Pratap from the battle of Haldighati, The horse ran for about 2 -3 miles carrying his wounded master and jumped a 21 feet wide river with its wounded legs and saw that its master was safe before dropping dead. It is not surprising to see a memorial built to this great horse.
Till date, people of Mewar take pride of Chetak’s marvellous escape from battle grounds and they get really get excited while narrating stories about this great horse.
I have made an attempt to bring Chetak’s memorial and Rana Pratap’s memorial in the same post as it would be easy to keep track of these two while visiting the city.
The Chetak memorial is situated a few Kms from Haldighati,( nearly 40Kms from city of Udaipur) is a mountain pass in the Aravalli range of Rajasthan where battle was fought between Maharana Pratap and Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces.
Rana Pratap memorial is situated on a small hillock in the city of Udaipur overlooking the Fateh sagar Lake .This has a beautiful garden fully surrounded with sandalwood trees . There is a museum also which depicts the history of Mewar ( will post pictures in my next post.
There is a life size bronze statue of Maharana Pratap riding his dear Chetak.
The Panoramic view of Udaipur is breath taking.
I have included a few pictures captured during my tour.