The city of Udaipur is a lovely land around the Azure
water lakes hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravails. A vision in white
drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights
sounds and expeience-an inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters
on a hilltop just outside Udaipur lies this dramatic 18th century palace, with
a breathtaking view of the Mewar countryside Originally intended to be a towering
five-story astronomical centre, it was later abandoned and used as a monsoon
palace and hunting lodge.
It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh to house and observatory and was planned
as a nineteen-storied structure. However the Maharana died prematurely &
the plans were curtailed. The now derelict palace dominates the skyline 2468
feet high on top of Bansdara Mountain. It is visible from a great distance &
affords splendid scenic views.
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