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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. Arrange your visit to Monsoon Palace and discover more family-friendly attractions in Udaipur using our Udaipur itinerary maker.
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  • My wife and I visited this place on a beautiful blue sky day. We walked from the entrance to the top. It's about a 3 mile hike up a paved road but well worth it. You walk past the zoo they have then u...  more »
  • The Maharaja of Udaipur gave this palace to the State in 1956 unfortunately this building is not maintained. ..
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  • I visited the "palace " first thing in the morning. The gates were supposed to open at 9am but the cashier breezed in at 9.15. I paid 500 Rupees including the car. I was the first to reach the summit ...  more »
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  • An absolute delight for sunset lovers and photographers. Doesn't get any better. Sit and immerse in quiet and beautiful surroundings. Everything around is so picturesque. The palace is on a hill top and you either carry your own car or there are vehicles available on rent that carry back and forth. Should go before sunset for an awesome experience.
  • A wonderful journey through helical routes. It is almost 1 km above the sea level. The route is approx 4.5 km which is steap. If you are driving follow basic rules keep left, drive slow in 1st or 2nd gear only in last 1 km of your journey. Keep your petrol tank at least 25% filled and tyre pressure recommended level. You will enjoy the journey. The palace is nice place to photograph with without any restrictions. The fees are Rs 50/- per person and Rs 50 for a vehicle. Only Light vehicles are allowed. No bus or mini bus are allowed.
  • Sajjan Garh is situated on the highest peak of Udaipur city vicinity. The road to Sajjan Garh is very Zig Zak .This is also a protected wild life sanctuary.The greenery is awesome . This fort might be assumed as roof of Udaipur.The view from here is great.This is best place for nature lovers .
  • Sajjangarh is aprox 3300 ft above sealevel. though the palace is not in best of maintenance, city and aravali hills view from palace is amazing..and you will find it worth visit..so dont miss this place if you are in Udaipur..one gets autos and cabs at the entrance which can take you to top..
  • Its one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.! A must visit place and should not skip at All.! Brilliant city view from the Top and amazing view of Arvali Hills.! Have uploaded a photograph captured during my visit.!