Studded with a series of historical palaces, Chittorgarh stands out as an acute representation of the embodiment of nationalism, courage, chivalry and sacrifice. Fateh Prakash Palace, located near Rana Kumbha Palace, was built by Rana Fateh Singh (1884-1930). The precincts have modern houses and a small museum. A school for local children (about 5000 villagers live within the fort) is also nearby. A big portion of the palace is made into a museum way back in 1960’s. Artefacts utilized by the then kings are put to display.
The spectacle of the Royal Art Gallery showcasing the wood crafts of Bassi village, post medieval statues of Jain Ambica and Indra from Rashmi village, weapons like axes, knives, ancient shields, daggars, farsa; clay replicas of regional tribal people clad in their traditional costumes; attracts the visitors and tourists. The museum is subdivided into different sections dedicated to different antiquities. A big Ganesha idol, various frescos and a large fountain can be seen here. The palace is known for its modern architectural style. The inclination towards art and culture, tradition and past glory is entrenched in every pillar and corridor. Presently it has a large collection of paintings too, disclosing the historical facts attached to the fort.
Not to be mistaken with the Fateh Prakash Palace of Udaipur, this palace of Chittorgarh has a lot in store, depicting the day to day life of the Royal family and the villagers. The museum is closed on Friday and gazetted holidays. It is well connected with roads and railways. Do visit the palace and delve into the amazing informative realm. The palaces mottled with echoes of bravery and sombreness, royalty and naivety, faith and bloodshed portrays a picture of the magnificent Rajasthan. Come and Discover!
When to visit : Fateh Prakash Palace
Best time to visit: August - February
Opening hours:10:00 AM - 4:30 PM