The Sajjangarh Fort or more commonly known as the ‘Monsoon Palace’
and is considered as one of the most picturesque locations in Udaipur.
This white marble palace stands tall on a hilltop and was constructed by
Maharaja Sajjan Singh, who was keen enthusiast for astronomical
studies. In fact, he built this fort to study the monsoon patterns and
other weather conditions. Also, this palace served as a summer retreat
for the royal family in addition to being a hunting lodge.
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Situated high on a hill, the palace offers a breathtaking view of the
entire city of Udaipur as well as of Lake Pichola. No wonder, why this
fort makes its appearance in almost all Udaipur tour packages!
One of the main reasons why this palace is so famous is because of
the stunning view it offers. If you decide to visit the palace, you
should visit it during the monsoons as the ambience around the fort gets
highly enchanting and captivating as well. The long staircase that
leads to the palace is made from white marble; you can also find a huge
bronze statue of the Maharaja.
The Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary surrounds the entire property, and
while on a visit to this sanctuary, one can spot giraffes, tigers,
jackals and peacocks, among other animals and birds in the vicinity. For
adventure enthusiasts, trekking the sloppy terrains to reach the top of
the hill is appears to be a thrilling journey.