One of the most illustrious rulers of Mewar, Maharana Fateh Singh constructed the Fateh Prakash Palace on the eastern shores of Lake Pichola in Udaipur as an exclusive venue for royal functions.
The Palace has been converted into a 38 room luxury hotel with 21 rooms and 17 premier suites and has won many tourism awards for its grandiose and service. Fateh Prakash Palace is steeped in history as its interiors are dotted with miniature paintings, portraits of the royal family, priceless heirlooms and artefacts and the armoury of the Mewar dynasty. The suites and rooms are adorned with original artwork and period furniture from royal storerooms that undoubtedly make you feel like royalty.
The highest note of the Udaipur hotel is Durbar Hall Sabhagaar which is touted to be the most lavish Durbar Hall in India. It’s sheer size is awe inspiring and the impressive chandeliers that are accompanied by stunning paintings of Maharanas and weaponry on the walls. No attention to detail was spared as the ceiling too is exquisite and is surrounded by viewing galleries for ladies where they could overlook the festivities in the hall from the privacy of their veils.
The Crystal gallery at the Fateh Prakash Palace also inspires awe with beautiful crystal artefacts that belong to the royal household of Mewar.
Fateh Prakash Palace also has two restaurants. The first is The Sunset Terrace that offers a dramatic view of Udaipur hotel and Lake Pichola. This open air, all-day-dining restaurant offers a varied cuisine and live musicians add to the ample ambiance. The second, Surya Darshan Bar offers a fantastic English Afternoon Tea service and the chance to nurse a drink while watching the sun set over the mesmerising Lake.
All in all, Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur is a perfect destination to journey down memory lane to experience the quintessential royal luxury. It is ideal for vacations, conferences and corporate retreats as well as fabulous celebratory functions.