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Sajjangarh Fort (Mansoon Palace)
 

Located 5 km to the west Udaipur, the Sajjangarh fort is a splendid summer resort, constructed by Maharana Sajjan Singh in the late 19th century. Sajjangarh fort was built atop the Bansdara hill (at an elevation of 944 m (3100 ft) ), near Fateh Sagar Lake as an observatory to watch the progress of monsoon clouds over the surrounding areas and hence popularly known as Monsoon Palace. It is said that Maharaja Sajjan Singh wanted to construct a nine storey building there but couldn’t fulfill his dream as he died in the yearly years of his life at the age of 26. Later Maharaja Fateh Singh completed the construction of the monsoon palace. 

Built in white marble, Sajjangarh fort has a grand central court with a staircase and a number of rooms and quarters. The wall of the monsoon palace are plastered by lime mortar and pillars are carved with exquisite motifs of leaves and flowers. The white marbled Sajjangarh fort looks extremely beautiful during monsoons. For collecting rainwater for consumption all year around, the monsoon palace has an underground cistern with storage capacity of 195,500 litre.

Previously owned by the Mewar royal family, the Monsoon Palace is now under the control of the forest department of the Government of Rajasthan and has been opened to the public. From the monsoon palace, one can have a magnificent view of lakes of Udaipur and Aravalli hill ranges. Shikarbadi or the Khas Odi, situated toward the left of the monsoon palace is another near by tourist destination.


  Nearby Attractions
›› Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
›› Lake Pichola
›› Arsi Vilas
›› Lake Palace
›› Jag Mandir Palace
›› City Palace
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