There is something magical about sunsets and sunrises. The point was driven home when I went to the Monsoon Palace at sunset at Udaipur. I say sunsets first because I watch them more. A lot of sunrises I just sleep through. Have you noticed that many people seem to be oblivious to the beauty of the sunsets and the sunrises. I used to be one of them till I discovered Skywatch Friday a few years ago. I was actually one of those people who could just walk through some of the most amazing skies virtually unmoved. I am glad it is a thing of past now.
I recently visited the Monsoon Palace, Udaipur. It is the place to be at sunset in Udaipur. The view of the city is gorgeous as well. I am told that the view from the Karni Mata temple is also worth checking out but that is on my agenda for the next time. Have you been out on sunsets when the sky decides to go quiet on you? I can’t count the number of times it has happened to me. So, now when I go to watch sunsets I keep my expectations low.
Thankfully this time when I was there the sky was in a party mood and it put up a good show. The Monsoon Palace, Udaipur was formerly known as the Sajjan Garh Palace after Maharana Sajjan Singh who got it constructed around 1884. As of now it is managed by the Forest Department of Rajasthan. It is open to public till sunset. It offers a stunning view of the city lakes, the city itself and the hills. It is a popular spot with the tourists to watch the sunset.
After spending an eternity clicking the view of the city, I finally walked inside the palace and went to the balcony to see the sunset. I then climbed up a flight of stairs too to see the view. All around it was gorgeous.
If you are in Udaipur, I will highly recommend visiting the Monsoon Palace at Sunset. It all depends on the nature’s mood on what kind of show it will put, but it is certainly worth a try. The palace is faraway from the entrance gate so it would be easier for you to go there in a vehicle.