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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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  • Sunsets are a big deal in Udaipur and my host wanted to show me the sunset view from the Monsoon palace so we went up there by motorcycle. You have to pay to get in but once inside the palace itself i...  more »
  • This place gives you a good view of Fateh sagar Lake from Top. This would be the best place to spend some time in Monsoon & Winter season. Liked this place. Also would know something more about the Wi...  more »
  • On top of the hill the place is worth visited .Not very expensive for Indians to enter in the palace.  more »
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  • To reach and enter the palace you need to pay an amount which is definitely not worth it! A big turn down as we had to pay a lot for something that wasn't even maintained! And absolutely nothing to see here! We were lucky enough to see the sunset cause we went at the right time, and that was the only highlight of the whole place! The fact that you could the sunset from the highest point, well we could've just climbed up any mountain there to see that! Also, there were monkeys there which was quite entertaining! But I wouldn't suggest this place at all!
  • I think if Mr. Bond were not kept imprisoned in this palace in one of his movies, it would not attract so many tourists anymore these days. It has got an excellent view of the whole Udaipur city from a top of the hill and that is all. If you have time you may pay a visit here but if you don't you won't miss much other than a stunning view of the city from afar. The palace needs a lot of renovation work as well as proper maintenance.
  • Theres nothing to see here like a Palace.. Its just a mountain view. Visited here in March. Timing around 12.30-1. And ticket price is not worth it. I payed 200 for my car and 100 extra as a per head ticket. Totally worthless in the afternoon. Others suggested the Sunsets are pretty awesome here. So if u still plan to visit, do visit around 5.30-6.30 at sunset time. +1Star for Sunset
  • Only reason I give this place 4 star is for one of the best sunsets I have seen in my life. The best time to visit this place is on a cloudless evening so you can see the sunset. You would make it in time if you are at the base of the hill by 5:30 pm. If you are with kids, be very careful as there is no regards to safety at the place. The fort is not well maintained and has a strong smell throughout. Just before the entrance of the palace, is an offbeat muddy path which also gives an incredible view of the sunset.
  • Best ever place to see sunset in Udaipur. Superb atmosphere in rainy. Some difficult in climb.