The specialty of Sajjangadh Fort you weren’t aware about.
Sajjangadh fort also known as monsoon palace, lies in the Aravalli range in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The fort’s name Sajjangarh comes from Maharana Sajjan Singh who built and ruled this palace. The palace has indeed beautiful white marbles across and is at an elevation of about 944 metre above sea level. It is about 5 kms towards the west of Udaipur. Winding roads to the fort will amaze you with the fresh breeze of nearby areas.
SHORT HISTORY behind the palace –
Maharana Sajjan singh had planned to make it a 9 storyed building which would then act as an astronomical centre. Surprisingly, he met an untimely death at an age of 26. To note, he was crowned as a king at the age of 15. Although the palace was partially built, it was then completed by his successor, Maharana Fateh Singh.
Beauty of the palace –
Mesmerizing panoramic view of the entire city is impeccable from the top of this palace. Top view of the beautiful lakes coupled with the neighboring areas will leave you speechless. You can see the difference between the old and the new city from top of the palace. Beautiful purple lotuses grow in the premises of this palace. The sunset view from the top is so enthralling that you can’t have enough of it. You can enjoy the illuminating beauty of this palace in the evenings. Additionally, the lighting of the palace give a shade of orange hue to the entire palace making it all the more opulent.
Palace structure –
Very importantly, Sajjangadh fort has a unique rain water harvesting system underground. They used to collect 195 tons of water for the entire year in the regime of Maharaja Sajjan Singh. The pillars of this palace are in a similar fashion to that of the city lake palace of Udaipur where each pillar stands on just few nails.
The palace is now under the forest department. Although it is not much in a great state, you can still visit there for watching the beauty of Udaipur from top view. This palace and the Sajjan Singh Sanctuary are major attractions and are open to visitors until sunset.