an ideal desert getaway is situated in the royal Indian state of Rajasthan.
This desert gateway is located on the way to Shekhawati, another tourist
destination in Rajasthan. Samode is a small village famous for its haveli
and fort. Samode is very close to the beautiful green Aravali hills. Samode
is also famous for its beautiful Samode palace and garden. The best way to
explore Samode is on the top of a camel, during the day time. This gives the
travelers a good idea of the surrounding countryside.
The Most Popular Sights to Visit in Samode
Deep in the desert, against a background of dry & stony hills lies the
large sprawling haveli (palace) of Samode which stands apart in serene
splendor amidst rugged hills. The Samode palace which belongs to the Rawals
of Samode is about 400 years old and has been converted into a comfortable
hotel run by the family. It's an interesting building build on three levels,
each with its own courtyard. The highlight is the exquisite Diwan-i-Khas,
which is covered with original painting and mirror work.
The Fort of Sheograrh
Half an hour's walk up steep stone steps leads to the old fort of
Sheograrh. This is where the people of Samode barricaded themselves in times
of war. It is an austere building built on traditional lines.
Three kilometers away from the village lies polychromatic flowering bushes,
fruit trees and lush green lawns of Samode Bagh. It is a walled garden that
once served as the recreation grounds for Samode Palace. It is an oasis set
amidst the dry rugged expanse of an ochre desert.
Shekhawati is about two and half hours away from Samode. This small village
is quite famous for its havelis with murals and wall paintings. This place
is also called the living art gallery of the world.
Traveling to Samode - Made Easy
Samode - an ideal gateway to desert is the best place to relax.
if you are in a tour to Jaipur, it would be good idea to stay here, away
from the busy life of the city Jaipur, just 42 km from Samode.
One can drive out to Jaipur for a day's sightseeing and return to this
tranquil hamlet in the evening.
Samode itself has too many things to serve to its visitors. Being very
close to Delhi, the capital city of India, one can easily reach Samode by
road from Delhi, as Samode doesn't own any airport or railhead.
The nearest airport or railhead from Samode is in Jaipur, just 42 km from
Samode. One can travel to Samode via Jaipur too. This will allow you to tour
Jaipur, the pink city of India.
Coming from Delhi-Jaipur, Samode is on the way to Shekhawati, another
exquisite royal town of the past. Two & half hour drive from Samode can
take you to the town of Shekhawati, an open air art gallery.
Samode can be reached from all the parts of Rajasthan by road.
How to Approach Samode
: 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
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.