#Udaipur Diaries – Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace) & Shilpgram

Our last day at Udaipur was enduring. Just 2 days at Udaipur have created such a lasting impression that I can’t get over it and makes me want to explore more of Rajasthan. I feel its vibrant and colourful. I really appreciate Rajasthan Tourism which has done a lot for its tourists.

Getting back, we started our day with Shrinathji Temple since it was Janamashtmi. We got ready for the first-morning darshan at 5.30 am. It’s around 45 mins to 1 hour from Udaipur. There is another Lord Shiva temple which we missed because we got late. In case, you have more time in hand please do visit it.

Our next destination for the day was Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace). Situated on the Aravalli Hills this place gives a comprehensive look of Udaipur. It’s worth a sight.

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The palace is not well maintained in comparison to The City Palace Museum. You won’t find any guides to share more details. You can’t enter the main palace because of its debilitating condition. It has more than three floors. One of the dignitaries got the fencing done en-route to the palace for their family wedding which has proved a blessing for the vehicles.

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Next in line was Shilpgram – The Craft Village or The Artisan’s Village.

I strongly recommend this place for art lovers and who like to know more about different tribal communities. You would get a gander of their lifestyle.

We had a wonderful guide who gave us a lot of information about how the tribal community themselves come and built a replica of their houses which reflects their way of living with the same material to give realistic feel.

Artisans across the country come and stay here for few days. You would find artists who make miniature paintings, pottery, clothes, crystal work and many more. You could shop these products at reasonable rates from them. It was great meeting some of the artists and salute them for their work.

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A lot of cultural events happen here.

The trip to Udaipur is incomplete without the boat ride at Lake Pichola. We could not visit all the surrounding places due to paucity of time.

You could explore the local markets for Bandhej and Lehriya patterns for clothes. Lac bangles if you like and silver articles and jewellery.

I am sure that you loved the place along with me.



Read about my complete trip – 

#Udaipur Diaries – The City Palace Museum – here

#Udaipur Diaries – Saheliyon-ki-Bari (सहेलियों की बाड़ी) – here

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge  



  1. Looks like you had great fun there. I haven’t been to Udaipur but have read a lot about the cultural and historical places one can visit. Loved your detailed post.

  2. Brought back memories of Udaipur. Might go there soon to bring home some of those lovely lehariyas and visit the shilpagram. My personal favourite. 🙂

  3. Seems like you had a lovely trip- loved the pics and the elaborate details you have given. I plan to visit Rajasthan soon waiting for the perfect weather

  4. Shipgram is one of my favorite places in India. I had visited once during college for a workshop and then again for a second time when we went on a holiday. I’m glad you had fun on your trip.

  5. Udaipur is already in my travel list as I already heard a lot about its beautiful visit places. Your pictures seems like you had great fun there. And you are looking fabulous.

  6. I love Udaipur too and reading your blog brought back memories of my 2 trips there. Though I missed out on both the Sajjagarh and Shilpahram, the other places I visited were worth the effort and time spent! Loved the food in Udaipur too!!

  7. I used visit Udaipur a lot as a weekend destination for relaxing with friends when I used to stay at Ahmedabad- my hometown. I have some wonderful memories visiting udaipur. Your post made me nostalgic .

  8. I enjoyed the virtual tour as well. There are so many places in the world to visit – so many more than there are days in a life. I’d like to visit, but seeing it through your eyes may be the only chance I get.

    1. Ya it was super fun. The replicas and science behind them were really great to know. Every person finds way to adapt to climate and develops things accordingly.

  9. Udaipur is a beautiful place and I love it because I went there with my parents while I was working before I got married. Such fond memories.

  10. I have never been to Udaipur but your post felt like a virtual tour with such vibrant pics and detailed info about the place. Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂

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