Samode 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. Samode is an ideal desert getaway.
During the day, a camel ride through the Samode village and the surrounding countryside is a good idea. Riding this gentle animal with its rocking gait is the best way to relax on a sunny morning. A real visit to Samode cannot be considered complete without a musical evening of folk dances and songs. Rajasthani bards and musicians with their colorful dresses and unusual musical instruments provide one of the best evenings one can have in India. The instruments include one-stringed fiddles, country violins, bagpipes made out of goatskin, castanets, Jew's harps, and even a one stringed instrument made out of a dried gourd. The villagers sing with plaintive abandon under the faint light of the crystal stars. A musical evening can be arranged at a short notice at the Samode Palace.
There are several places of tourist interest in Samode village. The Samode Palace, now a heritage hotel, is built in the characteristic pattern of an open courtyard with rooms leading off the arched corridor that runs along all the four sides of the building.
The Sultan Mahal is on the first floor-an exquisite room with a marble pillared verandah. It has the famous Jaipur blue tile decorations. Every inch of the ceiling and the walls are covered with floral, paisley and geometric motifs painted in vegetable colors. It is called Sultan Mahal after the craftsman, who painstakingly created it. Old and heavy carved silver furniture brought from Nepal by the grandmother of the present Rawal gleam dully in sunlight even today. To the left of the main haveli is the Durbar Hall, which was built about a hundred years ago. Again it is painted with ornate floral motifs and colored delicately with vegetable pigments, which still have a special glow of their own. Samode offers some excellent spots for daylong excursions. Shekhawati is about two and half hours away from Samode.
This small village is quite famous for its havelis with murals and wall paintings. Many experts also call this place the living art gallery of the world. The Indian village of Samode is easily accessible through air, road and rail from the other major Indian cities and states. tourist places in india can arrange for you all types of transport for your comfortable journey to and in Samode and throughout the Indian state of Rajasthan. In order to make the travel tour to Samode even more joyful you need to choose just the right kind of accommodation for you and your family or friends in Samode. The various hotels packages in Samode offer the best of facilities. You may take your pick from a range of luxury and budget hotels in Samode besides the star categorized accommodation hotels there are the heritage hotels too. Planning a leisure trip to Samode village or enjoying your holidays?
Samode Palace : The comfortable palace is today full of architectural delights with stately corridors, frescoed walls ethereal audience halls, harmoniously reflecting the skill of master craftsmen. Other facilities available Conference room with business facilities, Beauty Parlor, Shopping Arcade, Gift shop, H/C running water, tea lounge.
Samode Bagh : Walled garden in a sprawling 10 acres was an oasis set among the dry rugged expanses of an ochre desert. Today it rediscovers some of its lost splendour of a garden paradise. Shrubs of Lemon, Orange, Hibiscus, Pomegranate, Jasmine Lantana and a beautiful array of flowering & shad trees have been meticulously planted, Surviving the years, a majestic central pavilion containing a "bath" stands silently surrounded by "baradaris' or small open pavilions, sparkling fountains & mughal water channels.