is situated in the royal Indian state of Rajasthan around 42 km from
Jaipur, the capital city. Located on way to Shekhawati, this small
village is famous for its haveli and fort. Samode is connected to Jaipur
through a good network of roads. Unlike the other havelis of Rajasthan,
the Samode Palace does not belong to any royal family but a family of
noblemen, the Rawals of Samode.Prime Attractions
How to Reach
- Samode Bagh
The history of Samode Palace goes back to
more than four and a half centuries. Prithviraj Singhji of Amber,
the seventeenth prince of the house of Kachhawah Rajputs, had
awarded Samode to one of his twelve sons - Gopal Singhji alongwith
the hereditary title of Rawal Saheb. Set cosily in the scenic rocky
hills, Samode Palace with its stately majesty opens a grand journey
into the glorious past through its frescoed corridors. The palace is
full of architectural delights. The birds, animals and flowers
painted on the walls of the Sultan Mahal, the dining room with its
stained glass windows and its collection of old family portraits,
the Durbar Hall with its painted ceilings and intricately carved
walls and beautiful chandeliers, give this palace its ethnic charm.
Each room is done up in traditional Rajasthani style and the antique
furniture blends well with the surroundings. A traditional welcome
with camel carts, buggies, elephants and local musicians is
organized on preference. Camel safaris are available.
more than 400 years ago by Rawal Sheo Singhji, it is modelled on the
geometric style of the Mughal Garden. Members of the Samode family
came here to enjoy rare moments of privacy and relax in the airy
pavilions, surrounded by rippling water fountains. A special feature
of the stay here is the accommodation being provided in the tents.
Meeting point at the Bagh is the elegantly furnished Durbar tent.
Dune coloured tents, all luxuriously furnished with every comfort,
the lawns, fruit trees, grape vines, and the flowering shrubs make
the stay here a memorable one.
The nearest airhead is Jaipur from where flights
can be taken for the other important cities of India. Major cities
that are connected with Jaipur by air are Delhi, Mumbai, and
Jaipur is the nearest railhead that links Samode
with the other parts of the country. There are several good trains
that connect Jaipur with Delhi, Mumbai, and Calcutta.
The distance from Jaipur to Samode is 42
kilometers. From Jaipur one can drive out on the highway to Bikaner.
Samode can be reached after taking a left turn from a village called
Chomu. The Samode Palace is only about 10 km from this village.
Samode is connected to the other places in Rajasthan through state
transport corporation buses.