Samode: Introduction of Samode, History of Samode, Tourist Attractions in Samode

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Introduction of Samode

Samode, a small village is situated only about 42 kilometers north west of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Samode is nestled in the foothills of the Aravali range and is inhabited with about 8000 people. Samode offers various attractions to the tourists like the old water wells, chhatries, 400 year old gates, three forts, temples, gardens and the Samode palace. Besides this, there is a great diversity of local arts and crafts in Samode like miniature paintings, lac, iron work, jewellery, leather, carpet weaving, stone cutting etc.

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History of Samode

The Nathawats of Samode played an important role in the durbar of Jaipur where they served as prime ministers. Their thikana, which is located in a charming village, in surrounded by fertile fields, while a ring of sharp hills was the seat for their fortifications. The Samode Palace was awarded by one of the Kachchwaha rulers of Amber to one of his twelve sons four and a half centuries ago.

Tourist Attractions in Samode

The major tourist attraction in Samode is the Samode Palace. This palace was originally built 400 years ago as a simple fortified Rajput stronghold, then developed into an exquisite example of Rajput and Mughal architecture with ornated and elaborate decoration set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The Samode palace is known for the high quality of its frescos, and particularly in the use of indigo colours, and the richly painted Durbar Hall. The main attraction of the Samode Palace is the incredible Sheesh Mahal or the hall of mirrors and Sultan Mahal, decorated in murals depicting ancient hunting and love scenes. Besides this, the chattries, havelis, temples and 250 year old bawries upon which the entire village once depended can only be found in Samode. Samode is also known for the famous temple known as Samode Ke Veer Hanuman Ji. This temple is perched on a hill top with panoramic valley views.

Handicrafts in Samode
The villagers of the Samode are well known for its artistic production. It is the home of various artists like the bangle and jewellery makers, stone and paper painting artists, carpet weavers, potters, metal workers, lac makers, gem cutters and traditional mojadi (jooti) as well as bed and cushion cover makers.

How to reach Samode

Samode is located on the Agra - Bikaner highway, about 42 kilometers north west of Jaipur city in the state of Rajasthan. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is well connected to most of the cities by rail, road and air.

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