Timings of Sajjangarh Fort, Udaipur
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Entry Ticket for Sajjangarh , Udaipur
Monsoon Palace, also known as Sajjangarh Palace, is a magnificent hilltop residence overlooking Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Sajjangarh is named after Maharana Sajjan Singh (1874-1884) of the Mewar dynasty. It was built in 1884. The palace provides a panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces, and countryside. It is mainly built to observe monsoon clouds, so it is called the monsoon palace.
The Maharana is said to have built it at the top of the hill to get a view of his ancestral home, Chittorgarh. It once belonged to the royal family of Mewar. It is now under the control of the Rajasthan Government’s Forest Department and has recently been opened to the public. The palace offers breathtaking sunset views.
Its architect, Maharana Sajjan Singh, had intended to build a five-storey astronomical observatory. With Maharana Sajjan Singh’s untimely death, the plan was discarded. It was later transformed into a monsoon palace and a hunting lodge. In the evening, the palace on the Aravali Hill near Udaipur is brightly illuminating with golden-orange light which catches everyone’s eye.
History of Sajjangarh Fort/Monsoon Palace
The construction of the Monsoon Palace/Sajjangarh Fort was overseen by Maharana Sajjan Singh. Maharana Sajjan Singh was a thinker, developer, and short-lived ruler of the Mewar dynasty. Even though he only ruled for ten years (from 1874 to 1884), he made a significant contribution to the preservation and establishment of Udaipur’s glory and culture. Dam and road construction, water supply, and infrastructure development were among his civil works.
During the reign of Maharana Sajjan Singh in the nineteenth century, Udaipur was crowned as India’s second municipality. Lord Ripon bestowed the title “Grand Commander of the Star of India” on the Maharana in November 1881, on the occasion of Queen Victoria’s coronation.