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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  • October 5, 2017
    The view from palace balcony is just amazing!! Go there just for the views, prefer dusk time, not mornings as sun shines too bright over this palace.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This fort is situated at the top of the hill. The car goes till the entrance of the fort.the main attraction is the scenic beauty of the city ... seeing sunset from this place is ultimate... you can v...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    It feels as if you are at some movie location. Winds blowing and you feel as if you are within the clouds. This is one of the underrated tourist destinations in Udaipur. Make sure you visit this place...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    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!
  • June 20, 2017
    This place has a very good all round view of Udaipur. The best time to visit is around 4 p.m. the sunset from here is spectacular. Also the best season is monsoon. On the western side of the palace you can see rainfall in the distance coming towards you. One needs to pay an entry fee at the foot of the hill and also some money towards the entry of the vehicle. The road leading to the palace is a winding one and in some sections have steep curves. Not recommended to stop on the road anywhere except at a lay by.
  • June 27, 2017
    Its an amazing place to spent a evening. You should visit it only in the evening time. It is the best Sunset point in the Udaipur. Amazing view of complete city and lakes from the top of Sajjan Garh fort could be your best moments of the journey. In the monsoon season or during rainy weather, you will found yourself in between the clouds and wind.
  • July 13, 2017
    This is place uphill.. Its a old fort. You can view entire Udaipur for this hilltop.. The fort has hood views.. They allow entry till about 5.00 pm. Hood place to enjoy and have fun..
  • July 5, 2017
    Must visit this place once in your life. I would love to visit it again and again. specially while its raining . superb for photography :p peaceful place :)

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