How to get to Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace | A Must-Visit in Udaipur
Sajjangarh Palace is one of the major stunning attractions of Udaipur. The palace is situated at a distance of 10 kilometres from the Udaipur city centre. Hence, the distance makes it easier to travel and reach the palace. You can opt for the best mode of transportation in Udaipur – the tuk-tuk to reach the fort’s gate. As you plan your Udaipur itinerary, do not forget to include Sajjangarh Palace in your list, especially if you are visiting during the monsoon season.
Let me give you some idea about the place. Once you get to know about the palace, you will understand why it is a must-visit place in Udaipur. Udaipur is filled with amazing forts, and the Sajjangarh fort is one of them. You will fall in love with nature and the palace’s architecture. I suggest you not forget your gears, as the panoramic landscapes will offer you picture-perfect frames.
All you need to know about the Sajjangarh Palace – The Monsoon Palace of Udaipur
The Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace is perched on the hilltop of Aravalli named Bansdara Peak. The palace offers you a 360° view of the entire Udaipur city. You get to witness the beautiful lakes of Pichola and Fateh Sagar from the top of the hill. It is a bit isolated, which elevates the environment of the palace.
As you already know, if you have gone through my other blogs, Udaipur is historically a rich city. The city has immense cultural significance, and you will get a glimpse of it in every nook and corner of the city. Thus, every fort or palace of the city has an interesting historical background.
Initially, this architectural wonder of Udaipur – the Sajjangarh Palace, was supposed to be an astronomical observatory. This project was started by the 72nd ruler of the Mewar dynasty, Maharana Sajjan Singh, in 1884. But unfortunately, he passed away before completing the palace. Hence, it was completed by his successors, and the palace served as a royal residence for the Mewar kings. It is popularly known as Monsoon Palace, as Kings of the Mewar dynasty visited the palace to sit back and witness the mystical weather of the monsoon. It is said that they enjoyed spending time in the palace and loved watching the clouds from the top of the hill. The royal family also used this place as a hunting lodge.
The architecture of the Sajjangarh Palace
You must have come across that Udaipur is also called “The White City.” This is mainly because of the white marble work on the palaces found in Udaipur. The Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace is also one of them. The palace is entirely built with white marble.
You will be able to notice several floral motifs carved on the walls of the palace. You will also find a grand central court with a beautiful staircase leading your way up to several rooms and chambers within the palace. A stunning visual treat, isn’t it? There is more in store to surprise you. When you explore the palace, you will encounter an underground water harvesting cistern of 195,500 litres. There are also massive domes and pillars and high turrets and jharokhas in the palace.
How to reach the Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
So finally, now that you have an idea about the famous Monsoon Palace of Udaipur, the next thing that might come to your mind is how to reach the palace. Let me tell you one thing, travelling to Udaipur is fairly easy as the city is well connected to all the metro cities of India. However, if you do not know how to reach Udaipur, read here, and you will find out.
If you are already in Udaipur, reaching the palace is not a big deal. A lot of transportation will only help you reach the palace’s main gate. You will have to walk from the gate to the top, which can be exhausting for some of you. So keep this in mind before you select a mode of transport. Read below to find out different ways to get to the palace.
Reach the palace by bus
Once you are in Udaipur, you can opt for a bus from the city centre. Although, the bus does not take you to the hilltop. But you will easily reach the gate of the Sajjangarh Palace. There are buses run by the state government on a daily basis.
Reach the palace by car
Hire a cab or self-drive your car to the Monsoon Palace. It is the best way to reach the palace as you can drive your car to the hilltop. This will save your time and also save you from exhaustion. The cost if you hire a car for this trip will be around INR 200 – 400. Here is a site from where you can hire cars.
Reach the palace by mini-van
In Udaipur, some vans take tourists to the palace daily. All you have to do is contact the agency beforehand to book yourself a seat in the van. This is also a safe mode of transportation, especially when travelling solo, as the van works on a sharing basis. Along with that, it is also quite affordable.
Reach the palace by tuk-tuk
The tuk-tuk is considered to be the best mode of transportation in Udaipur. There is plenty of tuk-tuk in every corner of the city. It is also very cheap. You will reach the gate of the palace in no time. Unfortunately, tuk-tuks or any auto-rickshaw are not allowed inside the palace. So you will have to walk 5 kilometres to reach the palace.
Rent a two-wheeler
If you love to ride a two-wheeler, this is the best way to get there. Ride and enjoy the hilly roads of the Aravalli range. I bet it will be quite exhilarating.
Entry fee of the Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
- Indian citizen: Rs.10
- Foreign citizen: Rs.80
- Camera & Gears: Rs.20
- Cars: Rs.65
Sajjangarh Fort timings
The Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace is open throughout the week from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. In my opinion, you should visit the palace in the evening around 4:30 PM. Once you are done exploring the palace, wait a little bit to watch the sunset. It is one breath-taking magical show of nature. Do not miss out on it!
What are you waiting for? If you are already visiting Udaipur, make sure to visit this palace.
Until next time, keep travelling, ladies.
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