There are so many places in Udaipur, and with only a day and a half, we were forced to choose between the places to visit. We didn’t want to run through all the points just to mark them as “seen”. So, the evening was reserved for the Monsoon Palace of Sa Nissangarh, which is located on the bansandra mountain of the Aravalli Range, 5 km from Udaipur.
Perched on the hill looked majestic and tall! The kings would go to their palace on horseback in their time. We reached the palace in our rented ta. On the way we crossed the SA It was the hunting ground for Mahara Iva of Udaipur.
The driver, taking on the role of a guide, sometimes told us that there were no wild animals, but you could see some deer. True to his word, a herd of deer crossed our path.
Brief history of the sa Palace.
The planned observatory
When Maharana sa Nissan Singh built this in the 19th century (it took 10 years 1874 – 1884), his intention was to use this as an observatory to observe the progress of the monsoon clouds over the surrounding regions. His plan was to build nine floors there observatory. Unfortunately, the king died young at the tender age of 26.
Maharana Fateh Singh, his successor, turned the palace into a resort. They used the palace as a hunting residence for the royal family of Me Agedar and their guests. This building belongs to the buildings of that time.
A very old painting of an artist’s plan from the nine-story observatory. The palace now stands three stories high. It is popularly called ‘Monsoon Palace’ after the movie Octopuss was shot by Nvidia’s Bond.
The facade of Monsoon Palace is made of white marble, which is a great contrast to the yellow walls inside the palace. The palace speaks volumes about the architecture of the then prevailing Ra. High towers, several pilasters, gigantic domes and hisharokha dotted and enhanced the grandiosity of the palace. Do not miss the grand Central court with stairs leading to several rooms and rooms on all sides. Intricate floral motifs and detailed sculptures adorn the columns and walls inside the palace. It has an aura that enchants you!
The palace is located so high on a hill that its water needs were met by storage in an underground collection facility with a cistern with a capacity of 195,500 liters. But it still turned out to be insufficient given the dry conditions of the Ra. One of the main reasons why the palace was leaved in the end!
Museum of the Palace of Sa Nissangarh
This palace was closed for a long time. Today it is owned by the State Forest Department of the Ra. Only a few years ago they decided to open it to the public and tourists.
The ground floor of the palace has been converted into a museum, with a wonderful collection and exhibition of pictures, paintings and old maps. Although part of the palace is in a dilapidated state, great efforts are being made to the remaining parts to preserve its former glory.
Like the palaces and fortresses of the Ra Nissasthan sa Nissangarh Palace, fascinating architecture has Ra Nissput. The tall towers, towers, arched balconies and columns are worth photographing. The arched frames of the palace windows still look good today.
Breathtaking view from the Sa Palace. There were not too many tourists, and the palace had a beautiful aura. It is said that on a clear day from this monsoon Palace one can have a magnificent view of the whole city of Udaipur. All its lakes, palaces and fortresses. On clear days, the ancestral house of the Me-Nissars in Chittorgarh is also visible.
From this height, several lakes were visible. No wonder Udaipur is the city of lakes. The most beautiful view was that of the Lake Palace on Pichola Lake. Rud nissard Kipling mentioned this lake in his letters of marque (1899): “If the Venetian owned Lake Pichola, he could say with justice: `see him and die’.”
Sunset from the Sa Palace
The view from the upper floors is fascinating, and the sunset that day was spectacular. The sun seemed to be rolling down the slope of the Aravalli hills, but it did not. As every day, the sun sank lower and lower into the hills until it was no longer visible.
How to get to Monsoon Palace
Unless you are an avid trekker the best way to get to the palace of Foothill is to rent minivans, auto rickshaws and Ta mizi. You will see many local drivers who will take you down the winding road to Monsoon Palace. Rickshaws and Ta mizi charge about 200inr to carry passengers on the 4 km road to the gate of sa Mijangarh shrine.
To get to the hill of Monsoon Palace, you can get both public and private transport from the city of Udaipur, which is only 5 km away.