The Fateh Prakash Palace hotel is the smaller of the two authentic palace hotels in the Udaipur City Palace Complex. Also built in the early 20th century, it's named after Maharana Fateh Prakash who reined during its construction.
Originally, the Fateh Prakash Palace served as an exclusive venue for royal functions, where the Maharanas of Mewar held court. Today, the hotel continues to host exclusive ceremonial dinners and corporate events.
Still owned by Udaipur's Mewar royal family, the Fateh Prakash Palace is one of their HRH Group of Hotels, located throughout Rajashtan. It's won five National Tourism Awards for best heritage hotel in the "Heritage Grand" category.
The Fateh Prakash Palace hotel isn't as famous as its counterpart, the Shiv Niwas Palace hotel, but what makes it so special is what's inside it. Far from having the pristine new interiors of the imitation palace hotels that are beginning to dominate Udaipur, it's very old world, and houses an invaluable collection of royal artifacts and portraits.
Take this visual tour of the Fateh Prakash Palace hotel to discover some of its treasures.