Perched atop a high hill near Udaipur, the palace can be seen from various locations in the city. The palace was a relaxing spot for the royal family during the monsoon season.
The monsoon palace gained popularity after being featured in the famous James Bond Octopussy movie as being the villain’s home. The palace offers a magnificent view of the city along with a beautiful sunset view in the evening. The palace is a romantic destination for young couples straight out of a lovely romantic movie because of its beautiful surroundings. Though being restored and open to public after being closed for a while, the palace is not in the pink of health in the present times. The palace has seen good times but is not very well maintained after being passed on to government hands.
The palace can be reached by road and it takes about 30 minutes to reach here after passing through the Sajjan Garh Wildlife Sanctuary. Hire a car or take the minivan from Gangaur Ghat during the evenings as autos are not allowed to enter the wildlife sanctuary. The trip to Sajjan Garh would cost INR 500 one way if you choose to take a cab or INR 200 per person in case of minivan ride. Entry fees are separate of the conveyance charges.