The Battle of Haldighati was fought between the Mughal Empire and the forces of Mewar on 18 June, 1576 at Haldighati Pass 44km north of Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Renewed conflicts began between the Mughal's and the Rajputs after the coronation of Maharana Pratap of Mewar in the year 1572. Maharana Pratap of Mewar vowed to continue the war against the Mughal Emperor Akbar, since they had successively captured many forts after the Siege of Chittorgarh, Ranthanbhor and Dungarpur.
Maharana Pratap is known to have often expressed his enmity to the Mughals by commonly using the term foreign invaders in his attempts to defame the Mughal Empire, that had completely contained and reduced his inherited kingdom, he officially refused to recognize the Mughal Emperor Akbar as the ruler of India although his brothers including Shakti Singh was in service of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Although attempts were made to negotiate with Maharana Pratap, he however roundly rebuffed every such attempt to make peace with the Mughal Emperor Akbar.