Samode is an appealing township set in rural Rajasthan at a short distance from the ‘Pink city’. The village is steeped in tradition and is set against the backdrop of the imposing Aravalli mountain range. At the heart of the village is the fabulous palace-hotel that is at the forefront of heritage hotels and resorts in the country. The desert village is frequented by travel junkies who wish attain an unprecedented holiday experience.
The Magnificent Samode Palace
One of the finest attractions in the city is the Samode palace that is an exemplary example of Rajput-Mughal architecture. It has been exceedingly well maintained and has been partially restored to double as a heritage hotel since 1987. The 19th century prime minister of Jaipur; Rawal Sheo Singh was the person responsible for fashioning the palace’s grand Darbar. It is essentially a hall that has been carefully hand-painted by skilled artisans. Below the Darbar lies the exotic Sheesh Mahal that twinkles with the shine of intricate mirror work.
Tourism in Samode
A major sightseeing spot is the Samode Bagh that is a serene garden adorned with lush foliage of trees. The colorful blossoms and the decorative fountainheads at the site add to the beauty of the park. The village also has shrine built in the honor of a Rajasthani deity that locals visit. Tourists who opt to stay at the exciting palace-hotel can look forward to some electrifying evening entertainment that comprises of Rajasthani song and dance performances in the palace courtyard.