Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace

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The Monsoon Palace, also known as Sajjangarh Palace, stands proudly atop the Bansdara peak of the Aravalli Range near Udaipur. Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar dynasty initiated its construction in the late 19th century, envisioning it as both an astronomical center and a summer retreat. Maharana Sajjan Singh[1], a forward-thinking ruler, aimed to create a five-story astronomical center but tragically passed away before his vision could be fully realized. Consequently, the palace transformed into a monsoon retreat and hunting lodge. It became a significant part of Udaipur's landscape, offering stunning views of the city and its surroundings.


Perched on one of the Aravalli Hills just outside Udaipur, the Monsoon Palace commands a panoramic vista of Fateh Sagar Lake and the Udaipur[2] skyline. Originally intended as a vantage point to observe monsoon clouds, it later became renowned for its sunset views and enchanting illumination in the evenings.