Monsoon Palace, Udaipur

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At Monsoon Palace, visit the villain's residence from the 1983 James Bond movie, Octopussy. Explore the hilltop palatial residence which overlooks one of four lakes surrounding the city. Built in 1884 on marble pillars at an elevation of 944m (3,100 ft), the palace got its name because of the thick monsoon clouds which cover the hills. Initially, the palace was meant to be an astronomical center and a resort for the royal family, but King Maharana Sajjan Singh died prematurely and never finished the project. It was completed by his successor Maharana Fateh Singh, who loved watching monsoon clouds. Put Monsoon Palace into our Udaipur tour app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We went up the Sajjangarh to visit Monsoon palace. The location offers an aerial view of Udaipur and one can enjoy the same. Being at a good height a cool air breeze was a pleasant experience. The pal...  more »
  • Go to see the sunset!!! Amazing place to visit and see the whole city on your feet!!! There is a small coffee shop on top which is new and you can enjoy a bit more around. Beware of the monkeys as the...  more »
  • Nice city and territorial views are the draw here. The palace itself is run down and we were permitted to visit only the ground floor.  more »
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  • The place does the complete justice to its name. Best time to visit is mid august also if you are having your own vehicle. The road towards the palace are curvy mountain roads. Charges differ for 2 wheelers/4 wheelers. The view from palace is breathtaking, serene, for once you will be in the awe of lush greenery around the palace and the breeze which continues to whistle around your ears when you go near the edge of the palace boundary is amazing. For moment you will feel that you at a hill station. There is also a Cafe there at the palace.
  • Good place. Kings used it as there monsoon get away. Hence the name. Looks good. Need better management to maintain it. No Guides were found. Beautiful view. Tough to climb even in a car.
  • It's awesome place for couple. So romantic climate and nature around this place. A very fresh and cool wind circulation..... This place is situated on height so you can enjoy as a adventure. If can go to this place by your own vehicle or by sharing forest vehicle. You can also enjoy jungle safari
  • Palace is ok nothing great about it.inside there is nothing. But city view from top is amazing. Excellent view for photography. It is 5.5 km from entry gate. You need your own vehicle to reach to palace else palace management also provide transportation @₹90/- each. There is Zoo also which has adjacent gate but it is closed on Tuesday so plan accordingly.
  • There is nothing here, you can skip this. They also charge Rs. 200 apart from entry fee if you are having your own vehicle. They call it Vehicle fees. The biological park is best which is at base that has white tiger so must visit.

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