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Monsoon Palace Udaipur

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A Hill Top Fort Of Udaipur, Rajasthan – AKA SajjanGarh Fort

The monsoon Palace is quite like Cinderella or Rapunzel type fairy tale castle situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It lies about 5 km to the west of the Udaipur. The very first thing came into my mind is “why this fort is called Monsoon Palace?” May be in the 19th century the drainage system of the city was so pathetic like Kolkata that the Maharaja had to build  his palace at this height. Jokes apart, the truth is that Sajjan singh built this palace to watch out monsoon clouds. Although the local people believe that the king wanted to see his ancestral home, Chittaurgarh. Which was previously owned by his family. After that it became the hunting home. Nowadays Government uses it  as a communication center. 

Another palace of the Udaipur city from Monsoon palace

Jagmandir from monsoon Palace.Jag Mandir was built on an island in the Lake Pichola. The other name of it is”Lake Garden Palace”. Its construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom

The view of the Fateh Sagar Lake is quite beautiful from this palace. The golden glow of the palace is cinematic at evening when it is illuminated. The panoramic view of the other city palaces and lakes, specially the Pichola lake is fantabulous.

The Beauty of Nilgiri – Absolute beauty from Monsoon Palace(monsoon palace hiking trail)

Humor

A young American tourist went on a guided tour of a creepy old castle in England. “How did you enjoy it?” The guide asked when it was over. 
“It was great,” the tourist replied, “but I was afraid I was going to see a ghost in some of those dark passageways.”
“No need to worry,” said the guide “I’ve never seen a ghost in all the time I’ve been here.”
“How long is that?” the tourist asked.

 

 

“Oh, about 300 years!!!!!!!!!!!”

History

The Monsoon Palace was built for Maharaj Sajjan Singh of Mewar dynasty in 1884. He planned to build a 9 story building. But his dream couldn’t fulfilled because of his uncertain and untimely death at the age of only 26.The ground floor of the palace was used for house killing prisoners and enemies who were poisoned and hanged. Later his successor Maharana Fateh Singh completed the construction of the palace. When Udaipur was attacked by the Scindians in 1764, this palace was used as an ordnance dump place.   

The Monsoon Palace at evening. The environment of the palace becomes quite dramatic while it is illuminated.

Broader view of the Udaipur city from Sajjan Garh Palace or Monsoon Palace.

There are many castles in the world, but who is strong enough to move one?

– Can you guess it?

ANS: Its Any chess player.

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If you love to click then the sunset time is best for you.

Monsoon Palace from the city palace of Udaipur

Sunset

The Last Sun

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The entry point of the castle

Interesting Fact

This Palace was used as a shooting location of  James Bond movie in 1983. The film was Octopussy.

Front View of Monsoon Palace

Tiger in Wild Life Sanctuary 

Sajjangarh Biological Park Udaipur

Sajjangarh Wild Life Sanctuary

It was established in 1987. you can find tiger, deer, Nilgai, reptile, monkey with migrated birds. 

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Things To Do

  1.  Spend sunset time at monsoon Palace.

  2.  You must taste local cuisine. Mainly Dal Bati Churma, The Rajasthani Dish

  3.  Don’t forget to carry camera with you to capture the sunset and scenic  beauties.

  4.  Use cotton light clothes as the area is hot and humid.

  5.  winter is the best time to visit.

Nearby places to visit

  1. City Palace Udaipur

  2.  lake Pichola

  3. lake Fateh Sagar

  4. Eklingji Mandir

  5. Jagdish Temple

  6. Haldighati

  7. Wild Life Sanctuary Sajjangarh

Entry Fees

1.For Indians- 60 Rs   2. For Foreigners- 400 Rs 

Timings

Everyday from 10 AM to 6 PM

How to get to monsoon palace 

It is best to take a cab or your own vehicle when you drive to Monsoon Palace, which is located off city limits. It will take almost 400 to 500 Rs.

 

 

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Restaurant

For a romantic time out, you can visit the Monsoon Cafe.The view is quite awesome.

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Humor

Why were the early days of history called the dark ages ?

 Because there were so many knights !!!!!!!

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