The next morning at Udaipur was also very relaxing; the city possibly was making me sleep better and longer. All of us were having such a good time that often I would wish that the trip should never end. How naïve that sounded but it was sincerely and collectively felt by all of us. This day was meant for the sightseeing at the Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur and we had the car ready to take us there. The Memorial is atop the Moti Margi or Pearl Hill and is at such a height that breathtaking views of the city of Udaipur can be seen from there.
The highlight of the place is the bronze life-size sculpture of Maharana Pratap and his faithful horse, Chetak. Maharana Pratap was the King of Mewar who had fought many a battles with the Mughals valiantly to save the Rajputs from being a part of the Mughal dynasty. For him, the independence of his state was of paramount importance. The car had dropped us close to the Memorial; from the height what a view it was! The city of Udaipur looked beautiful. The whole view was very picturesque and we clicked pictures with them as our background. It helps to have pictures of places that one travels. They are instrumental in keeping the memories of the time spent fresh in our minds. The tall structure of the statue is imposing and is a live testimony to the bravery of the Maharana.
Also commendable is the view of the Fateh Sagar Lake from the Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur. The vast expanse of the calm lake was a picture of serenity. We visited the nearby Japanese rock garden which was quite impressive. The sun setting against the statue looked phenomenal further mystifying the crucial role of the Maharana in the pages of history. As we bade farewell to the place, we left with an acute sense of pride with all the legendary stories of the great ruler as the guide rattled them off. The next day we had the most amazing destination chalked out- the Vintage Collection of Classic Cars Museum, Udaipur and I could not wait.