Fateh Prakash Palace

Udaipur, India

At a Glance

  • Fateh Prakash Palace boasts a stunning location on the edge of Lake Pichola

  • A stone's throw from the beautiful Sunset Terrace Restaurant on the banks of Lake Pichola

  • Oozes the luxury and opulence of its royal past

  • Wonderfully exclusive as part of the Palace complex, but with easy access to the old city

  • Fateh Prakash Palace has its very own, totally unique crystal gallery, which boasts the largest collection of crystal in the world

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Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more color to the landscape.

October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.

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Insider's View

Make sure you get one of the newly renovated rooms with beautiful big balconies overlooking the lake.

Check out the Crystal Gallery while you are staying here - it boasts the single largest private collection of crystal under one roof!

The location here is excellent for sightseeing as you’re right by the City Palace and also on the shores of Lake Pichola.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Fateh Prakash Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

Fateh Prakash Palace was built by Maharana Fateh Singh in the 1800s. The palace has now been converted into a luxurious hotel on the banks of Lake Pichola and retains much of its royal charm today.

Fateh Prakash is located on the eastern shores of the picturesque Lake Pichola, overlooking the Lake Palace and with a beautiful view over Udaipur. It has a wonderful location, situated within the city palace complex which is only a short distance from the old city and all the beautiful shops there.

The hotel is divided into the Dovecote rooms and Dovecote Premier Suites which have been beautifully decorated with original paintings and period furniture from the toshakhanas (or royal storerooms) making you feel like a Royal guest of the palace itself.

During your stay, make sure you make your way to Shiv Niwas Palace hotel, which is 2-minutes away. It shares all of its amenities as part of the City Palace Hotels. Here you will find the beautiful courtyard pool, surrounded by the unique architecture of Shiv Niwas Palace.

There are a number of restaurants within the vicinity of Fateh Prakash Palace to choose from. One of the most sensational restaurants is The Sunset Terrace, which is a truly magical place to have dinner and watch the sun go down over the Lake.

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Accommodation

Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel offers 21 Dovecote Rooms and 44 Dovecote Premier Suites, all boasting period furniture and original miniature paintings left over from its royal heritage. All rooms and suites have private sitting areas.

Facilities

Fateh Prakash Palace boasts access to all the amenities available to The City Palace Complex. There are three restaurants on the main land, venue opportunities at the two restaurants on Jagmandir island, and further bar options. Fateh Prakash also provides access to solar and motor boats that can take you on beautiful cruises around the lake, spa and pool facilities, and the special Maharana Mewar Library (on request). What is more, you will get the opportunity to listen to the Palace band at dusk and classical music in the evenings.

Activities

The hotel offers complimentary use of the swimming pool. Boating excursions, cultural tours and spa treatments are charged at an additional cost. You can visit the spectacular Monsoon and City Palaces, the latter has a museum inside showcasing an impressive collection of ancient sculptures, curios, antiques and inscriptions.

Reviews

4

Charlotte Winter (Staff)

Fateh Prakash Palace is located very close to the City Palace on the eastern shores of Lake Pichola. The rooms here are very big and grand, although some appeared a little dated. However, the hotel also offers spectacular views across the lake.

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Jessica Cator (Staff)

A truly spectacular hotel which really retains the lingering's of its royal heritage. The Dovecote Suites are particularly stunning with the their wonderful large balconies and views of the lake.

What is so special about this hotel is its unique layout throughout the entire City Palace complex, you will feel like you own the city.

Experiences

  • Hiking Experience near Udaipur

    Discover a different side to Rajasthan on a hike through the Aravelli Hills near Udaipur. On this 7km (4mile) hike pass by small tribal villages, through agricultural fields and end at Badi Lake where you will stop for a light lunch and take in the views.

  • Udaipur - Explore Udaipur

    Udaipur is one of India's most scenic and romantic cities. On a half day experience with a guide, you will explore the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari 'Garden of Maidens'.

  • Udaipur - Vintage Car Ride

    Explore the labyrinthine streets of this Rajasthani town and the surrounding countryside by vintage car up into the hills to enjoy dinner (inc) on the Open Terrace Restaurant at Chunda Palace which has amazing views down into Udaipur and the Lake Palace.

Location & directions

Udaipur, India

Fateh Prakash Palace is located in the Palace complex in Udaipur.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Fateh Prakash Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

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