The View from the Top

Front view of Sajjangarh Palace

Maharana Sajjan Singh was a visionary ruler of Mewar and is credited with improving the infrastructure of his kingdom to a great extent. He had build roads, water lines but most of all he wanted to build an observatory on the top of a hill west of the city of Udaipur to forecast the monsoon. And so begun the construction of the building that is popularly called Sajjangarh or Monsoon Palace. But the nine storied observatory was never finished, due to the untimely death of the 72nd Maharana of Mewar. However, it was converted into a hunting lodge. Today it offers breathtaking views of the Aravalli range, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Udaipur City.

Maharana Sajjan Singh ji
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
A room with a view – two windows facing each other offering a fantastic view
Udaipur City Palace and Lake Pichola