Sajjangarh

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Sajjangarh is a hilltop palatial residence in the city of Udaipur, which is often referred to as the Monsoon Palace. It derives its name from Maharana Sajjan Singh (18741884) of the Mewar Dynasty, who was responsible for its construction. Built in 1884, the palace is located in the Aravalli Hills, just outside Udaipur. The aim behind the construction of the palace was to watch the monsoon clouds.Appropriately known as the Monsoon Palace, it is believed that the Maharana built it at the top of the hill to get a view of his ancestral home of Chittorgarh. Reflecting the history of the Mewar Kingdom, the palace is located on Bansdara Peak of the Aravalli range, at an elevation of 944 metres. Built with white marble, the palace overlooks the Pichola Lake and provides beautiful views of the palaces and surrounding countryside.The nine storey complex aimed to serve as an astronomical centre. From the palace, the Maharana planned to keep a track of the movement of monsoon clouds in the area surrounding the palace, and also to provide employment to people.In addition to these, the palatial complex was also supposed to serve as a resort for the royal family. Owing to his untimely death, the construction of the palace was completed by his successor Maharana Fateh Singh, who used it to watch the monsoon clouds.For the Royal Family, the palace also served as a hunting lodge. Built on marble pillars, the palace has high turrets and guards regulating each of the towers, along with a central court, a staircase and many rooms and quarters.The pillars that support the palace have been carved with exquisite motifs of leaves and flowers. In the precincts of the palace, a unique water harvesting structure exists to collect rainwater in an underground cistern. Lime mortar has been used to plaster the walls of the palace.

Other Places To Visit In Udaipur
City Palace
Pichola Lake
Haldighati
Jagdish Temple
Fateh Sagar
Saheliyon Ki Bari

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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