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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  • Sajjan garh is very good with it's hill top to view sunset. You can see the whole city from the top and it just adds to a wonderful experience just looking down at the city of lakes. A must go for onc...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Monsoon Palace is a nice place on a Hill top. Till top a nice motroable road. Sunset views are awesome. Beautiful place to be.  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, it is really amazing. For moment you will feel that you at a hill station. There is also a Cafe there at the palace.
  • 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
  • A Fort that provides magnificent view of Udaipur City from he summit and a sunset worth remembering. Roller coaster ride through the ghats is fantastic. You can easily spend 2 hours at this place, preferably in the evening. Any day between the Month of November to February is good to visit this place. Entry fees is Rs 60. However it is 5km from entry gate. Hence if you have your own vehicle, it is convenient else there is facility to book cab from gate itself with charges of Rs 90 per head. The place is good for one time visit for outsiders. For locals, it's awesome place to spend some time in evenings or weekends.
  • If you go to Udaipur and you want to enjoy the view of it from the top. Just go to this place. Its breezy. The cafe in here is amazing. Try the food out there. To enjoy this place better go around 5-6pm in the evening. So that u can see the sunset as well
  • Not actually a palace, but more of an observatory. As the name suggests, earlier used to store water also. Located on top of hill, view is picturesque. Sunset is wonderful, people also visit for pre-wedding photo shoot. The palace or the towers actually need maintenance, not much to see there inside. The outside and panoramic view is good, so is the ride from the entrance below to the top through the long winding roads between forest.
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