Monsoon Palace, Udaipur

#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Udaipur
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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  • Fantastic views, and easy drive up to the top. The palace is a little run down, and doesn't offer much to look at, but the views are worth the trip.  more »
  • The sunset view from the top is mesmerizing and you can't have enough of it. You trip is incomplete without a visit to this place. It's recommended that you visit at dawn or dusk.  more »
  • Enjoy the steep drive up this twisted roadway. Be very careful making your way to the top because monkeys roam the area freely and they are not afraid of people. As you wind your way upward make sure ...  more »
  • The sajjangarh also known as monsoon palace. You will definitely have a better experience here. The palace offers a panoramic view of the city's lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside. It was built chiefly to watch the monsoon clouds; hence, appropriately, it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace. Love the view love the place.........
  • Best sunset place royal af. Enjoy a good full eve with your people. Great road. Great drive. Be it a bike or a car. Do be in a rush go sit and chill
  • Gorgeous Sunset. Beautiful golden godrays with awesome view. The taxi you hire from the city will take you to the entry gate of this palace, which is 3-4km from the real palace. From there, you will have to pay about Rs 200 per person (in May 2017) for Taxi service (to the palace and return). You can also take up your own vehicle or hired cab, but you have to pay for the vehicle entry.
  • This place is amazing. It is on the mountain made by the king. The king donated this palace to the government system come in implementation. The view is very nice for the photos you can click there. it will be awesome there for the photos really. But there is no info about the king.
  • The best place in Udaypur for a mesmerizing sunset experience. I would really recommend everyone to pay a visit. The fort is located at hilltop. I'd recommend to go there by bike to enjoy the scenery that comes in the way while climbing. It is better to go there by owned or rented vehicles than hired cabs or autos because the authority won't allow any such vehicle through the main entry gate, and the fort is around 4 kms all the way uphills.

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You can find both budget and luxury accommodations for your stay in Udaipur, a city especially famous for its heritage hotels. High-end and budget-friendly lodgings cluster in the old town area, near the City Palace, and around Lake Pichola, where you can have scenic waterfront views. Mid-range options include traditional "haveli" townhouses, often boasting distinct architecture and design styles, and cozy guesthouses with peaceful outdoor areas.
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