Maharana Pratap Memorial (Entry Fee, Timings, History, Best Time to Visit)

Entry Fees :- INR 20 For Adult and INR 50 For foreign
Light and Sound Show Fees Fees :- INR 35 For Adult
Timing :- 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Light & Sound show timings :- 7:30pm [winter], 8.15pm [Summer]


Known for his bravery and gallantry, Maharana Pratap is one of the greatest warriors in the history of India. Pratap ruled over Udaipur for about 27 years from 1572 to 1597. One of the most glorious battles fought by Pratap Singh of Sisodia Rajput dynasty was the Battle of Haldighati. The Memorial is built to honor his courage and valor. Hence a life-sized bronze statue of Maharana Pratap is made along with his loyal horse, Chetak.


In 1576 AD, Maharana Pratap and his horse Chetak fought the battle of Haldighati against the Mughals. One of the most fierce wars in the history of Rajputs, the Battle of Haldighati ended with the death and loss of Maharana Pratap and his horse.


Built-in the 18th century, the Memorial is one of the greatest tributes given to Maharana Pratap by Maharana Bhagwat Singh. One of the most thrilling features of the Memorial is a life-sized bronze statue of Maharana Pratap sitting on his faithful horse, Chetak. The figure is 11 feet high and weighs about 70 tonnes. The sculpture can be seen from kilometers away.

The museum built on the premises of the Memorial has an enormous collection of paintings. These paintings depict the rich history of Kumbhalgarh and Chittorgarh along with the few instances from the battle of Haldighati. There are other statues of near and dear ones of Maharana Pratap in the memorial premises such as Bhilu Raja, Bhamashah, Jhalaman, and Hakim Khan Sur.

The interiors of the Memorial are decorated with stunning and delicate glasswork. Some of the colored glasses form exquisite imageries, such as an image of a peacock.

Things to do

  • One of the extraordinary things to do at the Memorial is to witness the astonishing light and sound show. The light and sound show varies in summers and winters. In the summer season, the show begins at 8:15 PM and in the winter season the show starts at 7:30 PM. The light and sound show is chargeable. The cost of a ticket is Rs. 35 per person.
  • Close to the hill, you can visit gorgeous Japanese Rock Garden, offering astonishing views
  • Have a brief look at the remnants of Moti Mahal, the house of Maharana Udai Singh.
  • If you have an eye for art, then the place offers a marvelous collection of the ancient paintings of Maharana. The stunning works of these artists speak about the generous and chivalrous nature of Pratap.
  • For history enthusiasts, the place offers portraits of various historical figures associated with Pratap such as Queen of Chittor, Rani Padmini and Meera Bai.

How to reach

By Flight :- Maharana Pratap Airport is located 23.3 km away from the Memorial. You can take a private cab to reach the Memorial.

By Train :-The Udaipur railway station is located at a distance of 2.4 km away from the Memorial. You can either hire an auto rickshaw or cab to reach your destination.

By Public Transport :- Udaipur is a well-connected city; you can either ply a private or a state-run bus to reach the Memorial, which is located 5 Km away from the City Palace. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Transport Authority run buses regularly in and out of the city. You can also take a road trip to Udaipur as it is connected to National Highway 8.