These heritage structures were built by the Maha Rawal and Maha Saheb of Jaipur and Amber. All monuments hold rich history of several hundred years and showcase the fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani art.
Samode is located 40 kilometers north of Jaipur city. Samode the heritage monuments include Samode Palace, Samode Haveli and Samode Garden. Samode Haveli is the nearest to Jaipur as it is only 6 kilometers away from the Jaipur railway station. These heritage structures were built by the Maha Rawal and Maha Saheb of Jaipur and Amber. All monuments hold rich history of several hundred years and showcase the fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani art. All monuments now are converted into heritage hotels and run under the flagship of Samode of their hereditary owners.
Samode Palace is located in the Samode village and built at the foot of Aravali mountain range. The interiors of the palace represent the ancient architecture which is fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal art. The walls are decorated with floral motifs, luxurious carpets and ornamented pillars add beauty to the palace. The huge entrance gate made up of dark wood and ornamented with marble and glass. There also exists Hall of Mirror or specially called as Sheesh Mahal at the northern side of the palace. There is an old and abandoned fort above the palace from you can have the panoramic view of Samode. Samode fort was the former residence for the emperor. Samode is also famous for its handicraft items which include block printing, bangle making and miniature paintings. There is a small colony in the village where these artists live.
Samode Haveli is a monument facing north. The haveli has huge air passage and large dining room which are elegantly painted. The architecture of the Samode haveli showcase unique ambiance of historic importance against the contemporary locale. A special elephant ramp was constructed in 1940 on the occasion of the marriage ceremony of the Royal Family.
Samode Bagh is a Mughal style garden built in 16th century and it is spread in 20 acres of land. For visitors around 44 air conditioned tent houses have been made for stay. These tents are also decorated with Rajasthani and Mughal art and paintings. Tents are furnished with all modern facilities such as beautiful carpets, well furnished beds and furniture, lamps etc. The entire garden is covered with 4.6 meter high walls. A 200 feet long water channel is used for the water supply in the garden. The water channel is fed by wells and springs. A row of fountains along with the water channel adds beauty to the place. A 150 year old pavilion runs within the confines of the garden.
At the end of tour your will be return back to your hotel /city Hotel