Perched on a hilltop, the beauty of the Monsoon Palace illuminates the skyline of Udaipur. This palace was created as a summer retreat for the Mewar kings where they could sit and watch the monsoon clouds, hence the name. Formerly known as the Sajjangarh Palace, this palace offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, lakes, and palaces.
Visit this Monsoon Palace in Udaipur during the sunset as this is when the palace is illuminated and reflects an orange glow. Situated high among the Aravali hills, this palatial residence also overlooks the pristine waters of Lake Pichola and Fatehsagar Lake. Sajjangarh Palace Udaipur is an ideal spot to enjoy the panoramas of Aravalis and have a great day out with family.
The Monsoon Palace Udaipur timings are from 9:30 am till 6:30 pm and is open daily. Monsoon Palace timings change as per the season, since winter has shorter days. If you are an Indian national, the Monsoon Palace Udaipur entry fee is INR 10, and for foreigners, it is INR 80.
When you visit this palace, you will also get to visit the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, at the foot of the hill. Reptiles, nilgai, tigers, wild boars, sambhar, hyenas, jackals, and panthers are what you will find in this wildlife sanctuary surrounding the Monsoon Palace.<readmore> You can go for a fun jungle safari starting from the Gorilla Point till Bari Lake to enjoy the charming Aravalli hills.
One of the major attractions while visiting this wildlife sanctuary is the artificial lake named Jiyan Sagar, known as "Bari Lake" or "Tiger Lake". Enjoy a delicious picnic here with your loved ones and view the variety of fauna like sambhar, chital, wild boar, and blue bull here. This is a must see tourist hotspot on your holiday in Udaipur!