5 kilometers to the west of Udaipur there is a hill named Bansdara which is 3100 feet above the sea level. Located at the highest altitude of the hill is the “Sajjangarh Palace” also known as “Monsoon Palace” which gives an excellent view in all the directions.
The best thing about this place is the serpentine road to reach the palace. As this was the highest place in neighborhood, Maharana Sajjan Singhji started the construction of the palace for his summer residence. Original plan for its construction was for nineteen storeyed structure. However, by the time one storey and half was constructed, the Maharana died prematurely in 1884 A.D. and the plans were curtailed. Maharana Fateh Singhji however completed the palace on the hill which contain apartment for ladies, a large Gateway and an enclosing wall.
This is now derelict palace dominates the skyline 2468 feet high atop of bansdara mountain. It is visible from a great distance and affords splendid scenic views which has made it one of the best place of Udaipur. The edifice looks its best during the rainy season which no one would like to miss.