Chavand, Rajasthan

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Chawand
An historical village
Chawand is located in Rajasthan
Chawand
Chawand
Chawand is located in India
Chawand
Chawand
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 24°00′18″N 73°47′34″E / 24.005001°N 73.79264°E / 24.005001; 73.79264Coordinates: 24°00′18″N 73°47′34″E / 24.005001°N 73.79264°E / 24.005001; 73.79264
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Udaipur district
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code RJ-IN
Vehicle registration RJ-

Chawand is a historical village and was the last capital of Mewar under the reign of Maharana Pratap. Chawand is located in Sarada tehsil of Udaipur district of Rajasthan. It is 5 km north-west of Sarada and 60 km south of Udaipur city.[citation needed]

After the battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap captured this area from the Rathors and established his new capital at Chawand in 1585 CE. Maharana Pratap built Chamunda Devi temple here. He built about 16 hideouts within the radius of 10 km to 1 km around his capital to look after the administration. Many secret army stores, palaces, temples and buildings for his loyal Bhils were also constructed here. During a hunting accident, he died on 29 January[1] 1597[2] in Chawand. A fine statue of Maharana Pratap and his four aide has been built in the memory of Maharana Pratap.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bharat Discovery". 
  2. ^ "Maharana Pratap - History of Chittorgarh". www.chittorgarh.com. Retrieved 2016-01-19.