Located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, Samode is a principal tourist destination of the state. Samode is located 42 km from the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. This serene village is visited by a large number of tourists from all around the world. Since Samode is a principal tourist destination various tour packages are offered to the tourists throughout the year. Samode Tour Packages involve visit to the principal tourist destinations of the village.
The town of Samode can be easily reached, the nearest railhead as well as the nearest airport is located at Jaipur.
Visiting the Tourist Landmarks of Samode
One of the principal tourist destinations of Samode is the Samode Palace. A perfect example of royal past of the state of Rajasthan, Samode Palace is popularly known as Narayan Niwas Palace. Tucked in the foothills of the Aravalli mountain range, this magnificent palace was constructed by Rawals of Samode.
The architecture of this palace is worth noticing, it is a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajpur architecture. Frescoes, miniatures adorn the palace from the floor to the leiing.
While on a tour to Samode, tourists must not miss the opportunity to explore this spectacular palace. Tourists visiting this palace are sure to go back in time of glory and pride of Samode.
The Sheesh Mahal which is known as hall of mirrors in English, Darbar Hall and Samode Bagh are the major attractions of the Samode Palace. Spreading over 20 acres of land, Samode Bagh, boasts of orchards, flower beds and lush green lawns. Fountains which are fed by water of numerous natural springs have lined the whole garden. Members of royal family use this garden for recreation purpose.
Samode Fort tucked on the top of the palace offers one of the best views of Samode. However, presently the fort lies in ruins.
Samode tour also includes visit to numerous other landmarks like Mahadeva Temple, Lord Hanuman Temple and Govind Devji Temple.
Accommodation in Samode
Samode Palace has been transformed into a heritage hotel that offers the best of facilities and services to the guests. Guests can opt to stay in tent placed in Samode Bagh.
Tips for Visiting Samode
While planning for a trip to Samode, tourist must remember the following guidelines.
- Since the winter nights are very cold, it is necessary to warm clothes
- Carrying necessary basic medicines
- Carrying clothes that are mainly made of cotton
- Carrying caps and shade to protect from the dust
- Following the rules of the different tourist landmarks, especially the temples