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Monsoon Palace - Bird's eye view of Lake city Udaipur

Online Information About Monsoon Palace In Udaipur Built by Maharaja Sajjan Singh in the year 1884, Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) in Udaipur About 5km west of the City ,it is at a height of 3100 feet above sea level and 1100 feet over the Fateh Sagar Lake. This fort is also known as Monsoon Palace, it was a summer retreat of the Maharanas of Udaipur. The palaces of the fort look like a tiara on the head of a rocky hill, the one on which the fort proudly stands. The rocky crag is massive and has an excellent view of the surrounding hills, pristine lakes and snow-white palaces. It is said that the palace looks awfully beautiful during the monsoons. This hillside palatial structure was preserved by the kings as a royal shooting fort.

Visit timing Monsoon Palace in Udaipur Rajasthan :Morning 08:00 am to 06:00 Pm    Admission : Indian INR 10 ,Foreigner INR 80 ,Students INR 2.

The magnificent white marbled palace has high turrets with a guard on each. These turrets overlook the nearby jungle infested with wild tigers and venomous snakes. The palace on the hilltop looks like a bejeweled tiara on the hill. The objective of building this fort was to keep a constant check on the progress of monsoon clouds in the adjoining areas.

The Sajjangarh fort was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh as an observatory to watch the progress of the monsoon clouds over the surrounding areas. It is said that the Rana had planned to build a nine storey observatory here but his dreams remained unfulfilled owing to his untimely death at the age of 26. Towards the left of the Monsoon heritage palace is Shikarbadi or the Khas Odi, a shooting box that lies at the southern end of the lake Pichola. It was built by Sir Sajjan Singh between 1874 and 1884 and now has been converted into a small palace with exquisite surroundings that can be approached both by car and boat. The boat trip is recommended more as it gives an extraordinary view from the south end of the lake.

The Sajjangarh fort was equipped with an ingenious rainwater collection system, essential in the dry desert conditions of the region. You will find here an innovative way of collecting rain water for consumption all year around. The smooth shining walls of lime plaster, marble pillars engraved with leaves and flowers; the Jharokhas, domes and fountains at Sajjangarh fort udaipur are living evidences of art and architecture of this region.The illuminated palace during night looks as if castle of fairies is floating in the sky.Regarded as one of the best attributes of Sightseeing in Udaipur the monsoon palace in udaipur rajasthan is a favorite with the tourists for its excellent architecture. Visitors love to keep standing in the little turrets for hours and admire the scenic beauty Well, the monsoon is the best time to visit here as the spectacle around is said to be heavenly.
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