Monsoon Palace, Udaipur

Sajjan Garh Palace is popularly known as Monsoon Palace. This palatial hilltop residence is nearly 3100 ft above sea level. This glorious palace offers panoramic views where you can witness a perfect sunset. This place is an ideal place for people who love photography and nature. Monsoon Palace was named after Maharana Sajjan Singh, and its stunning construction is completed by Maharana Fateh Singh, who is a successor of Maharana Sajjan Singh. Considered to be the hunting lodge to the royal families, this palace popularly gained fame during monsoon season.

Architectural Structure of Monsoon Palace

Monsoon Palace has been built by using white marbles and plastered with lime mortar. The domes, fountains, and Jharokhas of Monsoon Palace shown beautiful Rajasthani architecture. The marble pillars, towers, and turrets have exclusive motifs of flowers and leaves are carved all over it. The vast central court of Monsoon Palace has stunning staircases, rooms, and several quarters. You can enjoy the picturesque scenes from here and witness the excellent samples of Rajasthani art. The palace offers a spectacular view of the sunset and also of stunning lakes, mountains, and palaces of Udaipur, thus making this palace as one of the most visited palaces of Rajasthan.

Highlights of Monsoon Palace:

There are many highlights at Monsoon Palace, but here are two of the most beautiful highlights which surely make your trip memorable.

• Marvellous Views

Monsoon Palace offers awe-inspiring views from the top of the palace. Pleasant climate, beautiful views, stunning view of palaces and lakes of the city, and lush green surroundings of palace won’t let you take your eyes off them. Visiting this place will make your trip memorable. Enjoy the breath-taking sunset here and capture photos of splendid evenings or views. You can witness a fantastic view of Udaipur, which is known as White City.

• Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajasthan has a wealth of wildlife and historical heritage. At every place, you can see unique species of Flora and Fauna. You will love this place if you like to explore nature and wildlife. Here at Monsoon Palace, you can visit the Sajjangarh wildlife sanctuary, which is another attraction of this place. This sanctuary is home to various animals and birds. You can see many species of birds and animals like sambhar, nilgai, deer, hyenas, tigers, reptiles, wild boars, panthers, and jackals.

Best Time to Visit

The perfect time to visit Monsoon Palace is monsoon of each year since Udaipur is unbearably hot in summer. You can also visit this place in winter. But in winter, you may miss the reason behind earning this pseudonym of the palace.

How to Reach Monsoon Palace/Sajjan Garh Palace, Udaipur

Udaipur is well connected to other major cities by air, train, and road. Udaipur has airport, railway station, and also has bus depot hence you can reach here conveniently. From these places you can easily reach Monsoon Palace by taking these transports:

From Udaipur Airport:

Mode of Transport
18.5 Miles
28 min
INR 480- INR 600
Town Car
INR 1800- INR 2600
INR 550- INR 650
INR 210- INR 320

From Udaipur Station:

6.5 Miles
10 min
INR 200 - INR 230

From Udaipur Bus Depot:

6 Miles
9 min
INR 190 - INR 220

Other Transport Options:

In Udaipur, you can travel conveniently by taking local transport like rickshaws, bicycle, and motorcycle/ scooter/ bullets.

• Auto-rickshaw:

For less distance, rather than booking uber you can take these autos. These autorickshaws charge from INR 50 to INR 100 to go anywhere in town. For whole day, you need to pay INR 400 to INR 500.

• Bicycles:

This is environmentally friendly and cheap way to travel in Udaipur. It just cost around INR 200 for a day.

• Motorcycle/ Scooter/ Bullets:

If you love riding and travel as per your scheduled time then it will also better way to explore city. By depositing INR 200 to 800, you can hire Motorcycle/ Scooter/ Bullets in just from INR 200 to INR 500.

Visitor Information

8: 00am till 6:00pm everyday
Entrance fees
INR 10/- for Indian Tourists
INR 80/- for Foreign Tourists
Time Spend
1 Hour

Visiting Tip

By considering the weather, temperature, and most visiting time, here are few tips for visitors. This will help you to pack your bags and to make your trip more appropriate.

• Udaipur remains hot and humid throughout the year, so wear appropriate clothes preferably cotton

• Carry camera because this palace has the most scenic view in Udaipur

• Sunset is the most popular and busiest time of the crowd, so if you want to get rid of the group, evade it.

Monsoon Palace is one of the glorious monuments which is showcasing its glittering royal past. But you can also visit other attractive places of Udaipur like Lake Pichola, Sajjangarh Biological Park, Fateh Sagar Lake, and Lake Palace. Taste figure licking local food, explore all attractions, and collect unforgettable memories from here.

Other Tourist Attractions in Udaipur:

Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal
City Palace
Fateh Sagar Lake
Jagdish Temple
Lake Pichola
Saheliyon Ki Bari