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Monsoon Palace, Udaipur

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange your visit to Monsoon Palace and discover more family-friendly attractions in Udaipur using our Udaipur itinerary maker.
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  • Caught a glimpse of this piece of art from the TRIDENT & once we spotted it, we just had to visit it…one should visit the monsoon palace even though it's in a sad condition, it offers the MOST beautif...  read more »
  • Perched atop a hill with commanding view this could have been developed as a prime attraction of the city....but paucity of interest, vision and apparently funds have turned this into just another rui...  read more »
  • A poorly maintened Palace a short drive away from the city. The palace has a 360 view of the city and does not take too much time to see. A short walk from the parking area visitors often get welcomed...  read more »
  • The palace might not be in a good condition, but the view from the monsoon palace is amazing. If you don't have much time for sightseeing, then do not miss this great site. You can have a breathtaking view of this amazing city, Udaipur.
  • The palace itself is not in very good condition. However, the views are wonderful. One of the only places in the city with such nice views! Nice, romantic spot!
  • At some part palace is still under construction but when it comes to sunset it takes everything off. Height is awesome, you could get bird eye view of Udaipur City. Light at sunset gives warm photoshoot effect. Had wonderful photography there. Everyone must visit if you get chance to get there.
  • Scenic in monsoon and place where James Bond film scenes were shot. Better visit after 3 pm
  • This place is a dump, you can tell there's no investment in it whatsoever just an abandoned building with an average view. Worst part is that foreigners have to pay more than triple of the price of locals which is worth it in some monuments but 300 rupees (probably more at the time you read this review) is a bit of a stretch for a place that has obviously no maintenance whatsoever. Specially if you're backpacking avoid this place, it's a complete waste of money and time.
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