Main Languages : Hindi, English and Rajasthani
Location :Samode is located in the state of Rajasthan, at a distance of 42 km from Jaipur and 264 km from Delhi.
Climate :Like most other places of Rajasthan Samode has an extreme type of climate. Summers are very hot and the temperature rises up to 45°C. Winters are quite cold and the temperature drops below 5°C. Samode receives maximum rainfall during July - August.
Best Time to Visit :The best time to visit Samode is in winters between October and March.
Samode is a small town located quietly amidst the rugged hills of the Northern Aravallis. Situated on the way to Sekhawati, Samode is renowned for its majestic forts, havelis (mansions) and handicrafts. Samode is the perfect place for those who love culture and local arts. In Samode, tourists can enjoy natural beauty and rich history of India. According to the Rajputana Gazetteer, Samode was a big and flourishing town. It was ruled by the Nathawat clan from Chomu, tracing their relation to Prithviraj Singhji. The Nathawat clan was one of the lesser clans in Rajasthani Rajput, but they adopted the title of 'Rawal' for themselves. The Rawals of Samode were brave and they went beyond their means to prove their loyalty, like what 16-year-old Rawal Ram Singh did. He fought fiercely against the powerful Marathas to defend the fort of Ranthambore. It is said that he fought even after his head had been severed from his body. Samode was one of the wealthiest territories in the Amber kingdom. Eventually the Zamindari was passed to the hands of Behari Das, a Rajput warrior in Mughal Service, but after 6 generations the territory was returned to the Nathawats in 1757.
The fort mostly in ruins is perched atop a hill near the Samode Palace. Samode Fort was the residence of the king before the construction of Samode Palace. The fort is in bad condition now, but it is worth a visit for getting splendid views of the surroundings. Walking among the ruins will take you to another era, in fact you will find a glimpse of the past that is still untouched.
Staying in Durbar tent is the fantastic way to experience the desert hospitality of Samode. Traditional Rajasthani music, song and dance make the environment more lively.
Shekhawati Village : Located just two and half kilometres away from Samode, Shekhawati village is famous for its havelis. Known for murals and wall paintings, this village is also regarded as the living art gallery of the world.
The beautiful garden is located at a distance of 3 km from Samode. Samode Bagh was built by Rawal Sheo Singh, for the members of the royal family as their recreation ground. After some restoration work the garden has regained its former beauty. Built on the geometric style of the Mughal garden, the garden comprises flowering bushes, fruit trees and lush green lawns.
The pink city of Jaipur is located at a distance of 42 km from Samode. The city is famous for its architectural marvels like the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and several other attractions. Jaipur is also the ideal base to visit Samode.
How To Reach
By Air : The nearest airport is at Jaipur (42 km), which is connected to major cities of India.
By Rail :
Jaipur railway station is a major railhead near Samode. Trains are available from all important places of India to Jaipur.
By Road :
Samode is connected to Jaipur and other places in Rajasthan with good roads. The buses of Rajasthan State Transport Corporation and private operators run from nearby towns to Samode.