Samode Palace Jaipur
Credit goes to innovative ideas of Rajasthan Tourism which had launched an initiative for converting some of the royal palaces into premium hotels for adding new dimension of royal hospitality of Rajasthan. Samodee palace in Jaipur is one such royal palace which is presently in use as a luxury resort under Heritage group of hotels.
History of Samode PalaceSamode Palace, Jaipur was built during 16th century and initially it was a Rajput Fort. However, during early 19th Century, esteemed personality of contemporary Rajasthan, Mr Rawal Berisal took some initiative about the old fort and converted it into an exquisite palace.
Architecture of Samode PalaceThe Samode palace is located near Samode village at the outskirts of Sekhawat, at the hilly terrain of Aravalli mountain range. Out and out made of white sand stone the palace is built with the shape and structure of a Rajasthan fortress.
The entrance gate of the Samode palace is found decorated with a big sized treasure dark wood made chest embossed with marble settings and gleaming glass. The Sheesh Mahal is positioned at the southern side of the palace.
Samode VillageSamode Village is the neighboring area of the palace. It is popular for its block printing and folk handicraft like bangle making. A small artist colony is found at nearby place from the village where miniature paintings are made. Tourists often visit this place for enjoying a nice local flavor of rural Rajasthan and its local handicraft.
Samode 'Haveli'Samode 'Haveli' is a big house built in the 'fort' style and was in use for arranging royal marriages during 1940. The 'Haveli' is a sure-visit for its opulent, Mughal culture inspired interiors at the contrast of the contemporary, Hindu setting which has generated a spectacular view to witness.
Samode Bagh (Garden)The Samode Garden was constructed during 16th century, and built over 20 acre land area. There are multiple series of fountains, several flower beds, good looking pavilions and Victorian style décor. This is a famous tourist destination and the focus of this place is the sandbag colored tents, Mughal styled terracing, and the Victorian styled gorgeous furnishings.
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