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Maharana Pratap made the adventurous military campaigns of the Mughal ruler ineffective by resorting to gorilla warfare. On the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi, in 1852, he was crowned with historic victory, which led to the automatic liquidation of all 36 Moghul military outposts in Mewar. After this humiliating defeat Akbar stopped his military campaigns against Mewar.

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The victory of Dewair was a crowning glory for Maharana Pratap. Col. James Tod described Dewair as "Marathon of Mewar". In his famous  book "Anals and Antiquities of Rajputana".

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A very beautiful victory Memorial on Marana Pratap was inaugurated by H.E. President of India, Smt. Pratibh Devi Singh Patil on 10.01.2012.

RAJSAMAND LAKE

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The town of rajsamand is the district headquarters. The city and district are named for rajsamand Lake, an artificial lake created in the 17th century by Rana Raj Singh of Mewar. The district had been constituted on 10 April, 1991 from Udaipur district. rajsamand District is part of the Mewar region, and was historically part of the Kingdom of Mewar, also known as the Kingdom of Udaipur.Maharana Raj Singh an able administrator of the fifth generation of Maharana Pratap constructed rajsamand lake in 1662 AD, which is a beautiful example of sculpture and public utility works. The banks known as "Nouchoki" consist of 25 carved stone 'RAJ PRASHASHTI' the longest stone inscription in Sanskrit in the world.The stairs, footrest, artistic gates and 'Mandaps' are made of beautiful carved marble and the sculpture imparts a new look every time. The whole construction is based on the number 9 which is considered to be the absolute number in Hindu philosophy & mythology.It took 14 years for completion and cost more than 12.5 million rupees at that time. rajsamand District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India

KUMBHALGARH

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KumbhalGarh :- 64 k.m. north  west of  Udaipur and birthplace of Maharana Pratap, Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel of Mewar after Chittorgarh. The Aravali ranges protect this impregnable fortress. Thirteen mountain peaks surround it. It is built on the top most ridges, 914 meters above sea level. Seven huge and imposing gates stand like sentinels at the approaches and seven ramparts, one being folded within another with crenellated walls strengthened by rounded bastions and immense watch towers, make this an impregnable mountain fortress. It was built by Rana Kumbha (1419-63). It's serpentine 36 kilometres long wall is thick and broad enough for  eight horses to ride abreast. This wall is second only to the 'Great Wall of China'. There are 360 temples within the fortress, out of which a Shiva temple placed with huge 'SHIVALINGA' makes it worth visiting.

HALDI GHATI (THE YELLOW VALE)

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 A narrow pass runs South to North-East and ends in a plain where the famous battle of Haldighati was fought in 1576 between Maharana Pratap and the forces of Emperor Akbar.The colour of the soil here is yellow like turmeric (Haldi). Hence the valley is also known as Haldighati. Badshahibaug situated near the Haldighati is famous for 'CHAITRI-GULAB'. The rose water and 'Gulkand' (Rose Petal Jam) which has tremendous medicinal value and sweet taste as well. British author Col. James Todd described Haldighati as "Thermopile of Mewar" in his famous book 'Anals and Antiquities of Rajputana'.

CHETAK TOMB

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Chetak Thomb Only 2 km. West of Haldi Ghati, lies the tomb of Chetak. After being seriously wounded and loosing a leg in the fierce battle of Haldi Ghati, Chetak dutifully carried his master, Maharana Pratap, safely to this place and at last after crossing a stream, fell dead. Here stands a monument constructed and dedicated to the memory of this royal steed.

Adjacent to the tomb, there is a temple of Lord Shiva. It appears that the Great Animal "Chetak" lies here in eternal sleep at the feet of his lord 'Pashupatinath'
Rajsamand Maharana Raj Singh an able administrator of the fifth generation of Maharana Pratap constructed Rajsamand lake in 1662 AD, which is a beautiful example of sculpture and public utility works. The banks known as "Nouchoki" consist of 25 carved stone -"RAJ PRASHASHTI" the longest stone inscription in Sanskrit in the world.The stairs, footrest, artistic gates and "Mandaps" are made of beautiful carved marble and the sculpture imparts a new look every time.The whole construction is based on the number 9 which is considered to be the absolute number in Hindu philosophy & mythology.It took 14 years for completion and cost more than 12.5 million rupees at that time.

MACHIND

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Machind, situated in the Aravali range, parallel to the JARGA range of mountain is historically important.Maharana Pratap and his son Amar Singh stayed here for a short duration. The remnants of the construction of Pratap's age and a "Baori" (old well) are still visible.
Guru Matsyendra Nath of Nath community prayed here in a cave, after whom the place is known as Machind.Machind is also known as the birthplace of Maharana Amar Singh.

RAJSAMAND LAKE

The town of rajsamand is the district headquarters. The city and district are named for rajsamand Lake, an artificial lake created in the 17th century by Rana Raj Singh of Mewar. The district had been constituted on 10 April, 1991 from Udaipur district. rajsamand District is part of the Mewar region, and was historically part of the Kingdom of Mewar, also known as the Kingdom of Udaipur.Maharana Raj Singh an able administrator of the fifth generation of Maharana Pratap constructed rajsamand lake in 1662 AD, which is a beautiful example of sculpture and public utility works. The banks known as "Nouchoki" consist of 25 carved stone 'RAJ PRASHASHTI' the longest stone inscription in Sanskrit in the world.The stairs, footrest, artistic gates and 'Mandaps' are made of beautiful carved marble and the sculpture imparts a new look every time. The whole construction is based on the number 9 which is considered to be the absolute number in Hindu philosophy & mythology.It took 14 years for completion and cost more than 12.5 million rupees at that time. rajsamand District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India


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